Acquired by William and Mary in 1689, Sir Christopher Wren was commissioned to transform the site into the beautiful palace it is today. Set amid the tranquillity of Kensington Gardens in the heart of West London, Kensington Palace is steeped in history and has been a royal residence for over 300 years. During this time the palace has been at the centre of royal life from playing host to the courts of William and Mary, Queen Anne, George I and George II, to being the birthplace and childhood home for the future Queen Victoria. More recently Lord Snowdon and Princess Margaret inhabited the walls of the palace and today the palace houses a collection of dresses worn by Diana, Princess of Wales.
Located in Kensington Gardens on the edge of Hyde Park, just off Kensington High Street, the palace is extremely accessible. A short walk from Queensway, High Street Kensington or Notting Hill Gate underground stations; the nearest mainland station is Paddington and vehicle access is available via the Bayswater Road through the staffed gate.
The palace offers a variety of exquisite spaces catering to many different types of events, from wedding receptions, music recitals, marquee parties, fashion shows, dinners and many more; there are endless options for most events and Kensington Palace’s knowledgeable and dedicated staff are on hand to offer help and advice to help shape the palace experience into the perfect affair.
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