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Kensington Palace was a mansion belonging to the Earl of Nottingham when King William III bought the house in 1689 and commissioned Christopher Wren to convert it into a royal palace. He built apartments for the King and Queen, the Chapel Royal and the Great Stairs and expanded the mansion. Queen Victoria was born and lived there as a child and there is a statue of her outside Kensington palace.

Diana, Princess of Wales used to live in Kensington Palace from 1981 to 1997. The palace is open to the public and there is a permanent display of Royal dresses and clothes worn by former Queens and Princess Diana.

Kensington Gardens became a public park in 1841. It is a popular spot for jogging and relaxation. A former tea pavilion is housing The Serpentine Gallery - a modern art gallery. A memorial playground dedicated to Diana, Princess of Wales is a part of the Kensington gardens.

Kensington Palace London
Kensington Palace, London

How to get to Kensington Palace: Subway - Central and District line to High St. Kensington station.

Opening Hours: Daily from 10:00 to 18:00

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