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Kensington Palace & Gardens, London

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Contact: +44 20 3166 6000
Open Hours: Summer (Mar 26- Oct 31): Daily 10a-6p, last admission 5p; Winter (Nov 1- Feb 28): Daily 10a- 5p, last admission 4p
Queen Victoria was born in this palace in 1819, and Princess Margaret and other royals also resided here. A Jacobean mansion in Kensington Gardens (next to Hyde Park), Kensington Palace was the London residence of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, and today is home to Prince William, Princess Kate and the young Prince George. Visitor attractions include the state apartments and the Royal ceremonial dress collection. Lunch and tea are served in the Orangery or the Winter Cafe, depending on the time of year.