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Kensington Palace

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 1 days
  • Board Basis: N/A
  • Tour Ref: D2TBAK6956

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

Kensington Palace, London

Home of the young royals

2023 exhibition: Crown to Couture runs 5 April to 29 October 2023

Explore the birthplace of Queen Victoria and home to young royals for over 300 years. Walk in the footsteps of royalty in Victoria's re-imagined childhood rooms and the magnificent King's State Apartments and Queen's State Apartments. Visit this charming and much loved royal Palace and gardens, birthplace of Queen Victoria and home to Diana, Princess of Wales.

Opening in 2023, see Crown to Couture, the blockbuster exhibition of 2023 at Kensington Palace and enter the glittering world of the royal Georgian court. Discover how the trailblazing fashion of 18th-century nobility has inspired today's iconic red-carpet looks.

200 Fascinating Objects, from Charles II to Lizzo and Lady Gaga.

At the largest exhibition ever staged at Kensington Palace, you'll be taken on an immersive journey through the palace. Over 200 objects will be on display including Lady Gaga's luminous green MTV Awards dress and the world-famous Silver Tissue Gown worn at the court of Charles II. There's an exclusive chance to see Lizzo's spectacular Thom Browne dress from the 2022 Met Gala, complete with gold cape jacket. Also on display is the Rockingham Mantua, one of several objects from Historic Royal Palaces' Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection.

Prepare to be dazzled as the palace State Apartments transform into London's hottest catwalk under the expert direction of Alexander McQueen's production designer, Joseph Bennett, promising a truly unforgettable experience.

Kensington Gardens began life as a King's playground; for over 100 years, the gardens were part of Hyde Park and hosted Henry VIII's huge deer chase.

The garden is terraced with paving and ornamental flower beds, surrounding an ornamental pond with fountains formed from reused 18th century water cisterns retrieved from the palace. Today, the garden continues the tradition of rotational flower displays in the spring and summer. Vibrant colours and exotic planting are on display from April to October when the garden is looking its best.

In 2017 the sunken garden was completely re-planted in white flowers for visitors to reflect and celebrate the life of Princess Diana. It took inspiration from Princess Diana's dresses along with the famous Mario Testino photographs of the Princess. The garden continues to follow this peaceful and pastel coloured style to this day which visitors admire and enjoy.

Depart for Home Approx. 17.30

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