Kensington Palace Tour

Take a journey through time and royalty at Kensington Palace, a residence brimming with history, whispers of courtly intrigue and echoes of private royal lives. Home to kings and queens since the 17th century, this is now the official London residence of Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Wales and their three children.

Step into the lives of royals past and present with a London Blue Badge Tourist Guide and see beyond the obvious. Highlights of this half-day tour include: 

The State Apartments: These magnificently opulent rooms tell tales of elaborate courtly etiquette and the power struggles that unfolded amidst the fine gilded interiors, art and objects d’art.

Private Chambers of Queen Anne:  Here a more intimate side of palace life is revealed. Discover stories of the Queen’s personal struggles and the artistic flourishes she commissioned to personalise her space. The last monarch of the Stuart dynasty, Queen Anne very much left her mark in these rooms. 

The King’s Staircase: The walls of the King’s Staircase were painted by William Kent as a vivid recreation of George I’s court. The artwork  features more than 45 servants who lived and worked in the royal household, including Peter the Wild Boy!

Queen Victoria: Queen Victoria was born and spent her childhood here. Hear about her life under the strict Kensington System and look out for her statue outside the main entrance of the palace, designed by her daughter Princess Louise.

Diana Princess of Wales: No tour of Kensington Palace would be complete without venturing into the captivating story of Diana, Princess of Wales. Her private apartments offer a glimpse into her life – from her iconic fashion choices displayed in a dedicated exhibition to the very rooms where she raised her sons, Princes William and Harry. Let the exhibits evoke memories of the “People’s Princess” and the enduring impact she had on the British public.

The Orangery & Gardens: Walk through the Wiggly Walk to experience royally-inspired dining or afternoon tea at the newly restored Orangery. Explore the beautifully manicured Sunken Garden, where you’ll find the official Princess Diana memorial statue.

Kensington Palace is more than just a grand building; it’s a living testament to a bygone era. Throughout this tour, your London Blue Badge Tourist Guide will unravel the stories of those who walked these halls, their triumphs and tragedies. With a London Blue Badge Tourist Guide you can tailor the tour to suit your interests, you can stop to linger at a particular spot, you can ask as many questions as you like, share your thoughts and observations. You’ll be informed and entertained and have the undivided attention of your guide throughout.

You can combine this tour with a full day Royal London Tour or with a neigbourhood tour of Notting Hill or a leafy stroll through one of London’s Royal Parks.  Discuss your options with your London Blue Badge Tourist Guide and create the perfect itinerary for you.

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