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Kensington Palace: Diana Exhibition


Kensington Palace London, residence of members of the Royal Family since the 17th century, the childhood home of Queen Victoria, and now the official residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge is a must see for any Royal fan.

Explore the opulent space, once home to Queen Victoria and Princess Diana. Tour the King’s and Queen’s State Apartments and the Palace Gardens to discover a fascinating insight into royal life at Kensington Palace.

Kensington Palace tickets include access to the gardens, an ideal spot for a family picnic. Up to 6 children go free with each paying adult and there are many organised activities for them to enjoy.

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Diana: Her Fashion Story (Opens 24 February 2017, runs throughout 2017)

From her first public appearances in 1981, Diana, Princess of Wales, captivated the world’s attention as a princess, as a trend setter and as a patron and advocate of charities. 

Twenty years on from her death, a new exhibition and temporary garden celebrating her life will be opened at Kensington Palace, her home for over 15 years.

Entrance to ‘Diana: Her Fashion Story’ will be included in the standard admission ticket. No time slot necessary. 

The exhibition is open 7 days a week all year round, except 24 - 26 December. 
Diana: Her Fashion Story will be closed on the morning of Wednesday 16 August 2017 from 09:00 until 13:00 and closed all day on Wednesday 3 January 2018

Diana: Her Fashion Story

Opens 24 February 2017

‘Diana: Her Fashion Story’ will trace the evolution of the Princess’s style, from the demure, romantic outfits of her first public appearances, to the glamour, elegance and confidence of her later life. From her earliest royal engagements, everything Diana wore was closely scrutinised, and the exhibition will explore how she navigated her unique position in the public eye: learning to use her image to engage and inspire people, and to champion the causes she cared about.

Discover exquisite and celebrated outfits from throughout the Princess’s public life. The exhibition will bring together an extraordinary collection of garments, ranging from the glamorous evening gowns worn on engagements in the 1980s, to the chic Catherine Walker suits that made up Diana’s ‘working wardrobe’ in the 1990s. The Princess’s relationship with her favourite designers will be explored through a display of some of their original fashion sketches, created for her during the design process.

Exhibition highlights will include the pale pink Emanuel blouse worn for Diana’s engagement portrait by Lord Snowdon in 1981, and Victor Edelstein’s iconic ink blue velvet gown, famously worn at the White House when the Princess danced with John Travolta. A blue tartan Emanuel suit, worn for an official visit to Venice in the 1980s, will go on display in public for the first time. The suit, a rare survival of the Princess’s daywear, was only recently rediscovered and acquired by Historic Royal Palaces – the charity responsible for Kensington Palace - at auction. 

* Please note, this exhibit is due to be very popular, so queues are to be expected.

The King's State Apartments

Explore these sumptuous set of rooms, each grander than the last.

Grand chambers of the State Apartments

The King's Staircase is the first link to the circuit of rooms making up the King's State Apartments. All the great and good of Georgian London would have climbed up these stairs to visit the king.

The Presence Chamber is where the monarch received courtiers, ministers and foreign ambassadors. Take a photo on the spot where a magnificent throne canopy would once have been located.

The Palace Gardens

Highlights of the palace gardens

The Sunken Garden

The beautiful Sunken Garden was planted in 1908, transforming part of the gardens previously occupied by potting sheds into a tranquil ornamental garden of classical proportions. 

Cradle Walk

An arched arbour of red-twigged lime, the walk surrounds the sunken garden with arched viewpoints equally spaced along the sides. In the summer this shady tunnel provides the perfect place to view the bright colours in the Sunken Garden to the north or the re-landscaped gardens to the south.

Formal gardens

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. When William and Mary established the palace in 1689, they began to create a separate park. Mary commissioned a palace garden of formal flower beds and box hedges. This style was Dutch and designed to make William, who came from Holland, feel at home.

Why not combine your visit to Kensington Palace with Windsor Castle to save on entry to both attractions.

More Information

Kensington Palace unveils a palace of secret stories and public lives. Visitors arrive through beautiful landscaped gardens evoking a past when Kensington was countryside. From the entrance hall start your journey through the magnificent Kings and Queen’s State Apartments. Filled with stories of two royal courts; the Stuarts and the Hanoverians, learn what you would have worn, how you should behave and how to succeed in the heady atmosphere of the palace state apartments.

The Queen's State Apartments

Explore these intimate, private rooms created for Queen Mary II, who ruled jointly with her husband, King William III, in the 17th century. 

The Queen’s rooms

The Queen's Staircase, little changed since its construction in 1690, is deliberately plainer than the King's. Mary would have glided down its steps to reach her beloved gardens, created in the Dutch style, through the door at its foot.

At the top of the staircase is the Queen's Gallery. Built in 1693, it was once filled with sumptuous artefacts including Turkish carpets, embroidered silk hangings and oriental porcelain. It was designed as a light and airy space for Mary to enjoy simple pastimes such as walking, reading and needlework.

The next door leads to the Queen's Closet. It was in this room that Queen Anne, Mary’s younger sister, and her childhood friend and confidante, Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, had a terrible argument in 1711.  Sarah and her husband were stripped of their high-rank positions and dismissed from court, which caused a shift of power between parliamentary factions.

The next room along is the Queen's Dining Room which has beautiful panelling from the 17th century. It was a space where Mary and William could dine together, out of the public eye. They enjoyed dining modestly, on fish and beer.

Queen Mary was passionate about porcelain and filled the next room, her Drawing Room, with pieces from China and Japan. Visitors can also see William and Mary’s intertwined monogram in the beautifully carved cornice.

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Marilyn J 24 April 2017
verified customer

The dresses of Diane Princess of Wales were displayed beautifully. There was a great feeling of peace, even though the rooms were crowded. The soft music and lighting enhanced the display to perfection.

Melaina W 23 April 2017
verified customer

Purchased ticket online the day before. Tickets were actually sold out when we tried to purchase them direct. All we had to do was print our ticket at home. We were able to visit the palace the very next day & went straight into the Priority Admission Line. We also saved a little money purchasing through 365 Tickets, so would definitely use this company again. There's not a lot to see inside the palace itself & we could have viewed the Diana Memorial Garden without tickets. However, it was worth visiting, especially to see the exhibition of Princess Diana's clothes. They even gave us each a little chocolate rabbit as we left, as we visited over Easter weekend.

Lynne P 23 April 2017
verified customer

We managed to get tickets for Kensington Palace from 365 website very easily no problem . We arrived early as there is no timed entries minimal wait for Palace to open enjoyed seeing Diana's iconic dresses and the White Garden got lots of photos . We had a lovely cream tea there after buying gifts from the shop ,a very enjoyable day !!

Sarah W 20 April 2017
verified customer

Easy to purchase the tickets, good price, no hefty admin fee. Meant we didn't have to queue on the day - recommend you using 365tickets

David S 19 April 2017
verified customer

The tickets were accepted without any problems. Unfortunately we were unable to use one due to pressures of work and the insurance cover was too restricted to enable a claim, but a very pleasing experience - thank you.

Veryan L 18 April 2017
verified customer

Excellent ticket for Kensington Palace. I can highly recommed www.365tickets.co.uk as being reputable and good value.

Diana D 18 April 2017
verified customer

I took my granddaughter to see this not-to-be-missed exhibition. She enjoyed the experience immensely. Being under 15 she was free! Not only did she love the display of Diana's dresses, but also found the King's quarters and Queen's quarters fascInating. It's a pity that Queen Victoria's apartments were being refurbished as these are well worth seeing. There was hardly any queue (even though we arrived at peak time) the weather was lovely and it was a great day out. It is worth booking in advance if possible, as the queue for those who had not pre-booked was much longer.

Nicola C 17 April 2017
verified customer

Great price, easy purchase. Wonderful place to visit

Jacqueline C 17 April 2017
verified customer

Long time to queue even with tickets, then saw the dresses in large cabinets in centre of three rooms, with small amount of information and photo. Didn't take much time to view the dresses. So much had been removed from the King's and Queen's apartments, virtually no furniture, and with no Victoria exhibition either, I was rather disappointed. Previous visit some four years ago was so much more interesting. However, the gardens were wonderful, with memorable display of white tulips in the new Diana Memorial Garden, and can definitely recommend 365 tickets.com highly, very good service.

Janine P 17 April 2017
verified customer

Fantastic day out! So much to see and very well organised. Picking up tickets was very straight forward!