This weeks outing: Kensington Palace

Our weekly outing has started up again. Once a week we will explore London and share our adventures with you. This week we visited London’s Kensington Palace, that opened its gilded gates to the public Monday 26th of March, for the first time since its £12 million royal refurbishment. There was lots to explore; a new garden, shop, café and terrace as well as four redesigned visitor routes revealing both the secret and public lives of Kensington’s inhabitants.

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Discover stories from Queen Victoria’s life told in her own words in the new Victoria Revealed exhibition; master the games of royal court in the magnificent King’s State Apartments; get a glimpse of a modern Princess in a special exhibition of some of Diana’s dresses and uncover the secrets of a fragile dynasty in the beautiful Queen’s State Apartments.

There’s also lots on for Families visiting Kensington Palace. Every half-term and during the Easter and summer holidays there’s exciting events that all can take part in. First up is Victoriana, 31 March – 9 April 2012 with drop in sessions between 11.00 – 16.00. Learn about the main characters in Queen Victoria’s life through storytelling, games and craft activities. This activity is included in the palace admission. Recommended age 5 – 13 years.

Kensington Palace is open Daily 10.00-18.00, with last admission 17:00. We recommend at least 2-3 hours visit if you want to see the exhibition and have time for a quick look around in the tempting museum shop and then perhaps a treat in the cafe -al fresco if the weather permits. The garden looked nice too -but sadly we didn’t have enough time for a run around today. We will definitely be back soon.

Ticket is adult £14.50, children go for free. Nearest tube is High Street Kensington or Queensway.
For more info or to book tickets, visit Kensington Palace online.

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