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Kensington Palace

A Royal Residence in Kensington Garden, this palace has been home to many prominent personalities of the Royal Family. The British Royal Family has been residing in this palace since the 17th century. Kensington Palace is the official home to the much loved Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their son Prince George of Cambridge. It is also home to the Prince Harry of Wales, Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, Prince and Princess of Michael of Kent and unofficially home to Zara Philips.

Kensington Palace was the official residence of Diana, Princess of Wales until her death in 1997. Also it was home to Princess Margaret and Princess Alice until their deaths.

The State rooms are open to the public. Holiday Lets London staff can provide you information on the other close Royal attraction sites. The closes tube stations are Queensway, Kensington High Street and Gloucester Road. Holiday Lets London short term accommodation is close in proximity and located at a convenient site allowing its visitors to have a convenient stay. Holiday Lets London return clients have re booked with Holiday Lets London short stay when looking to rent a flat in London or a London holiday studio, as the self catering accommodation amenities and proximity have proved to be of good convenience.

Kensington Palace was earlier known as Nottingham Palace. The palace has had many alterations and expansions over the years. It is the favourite among the British Monarchs. Queen Mary II died of smallpox in Kensington Palace in 1694, likewise William III died in the same palace during his treatment after a fall from his horse and also George II died in Kensington palace when it was the last reigning monarch.

The all famous Royal couple, Princess Diana and Prince Charles officially resided in Kensington Palace and raised Prince William and Harry in the residence. Prince William and Harry went to local nursery and pre preparatory schools in Notting Hill.

The palace was featured in the BBC documentary series Tales from the Palaces. During 2011 Halloween Eerie Evening Tours of Enchanted Palace was conducted highlighting mysterious sounds and sights that were recorded in the warder’s log book.

Holiday Lets London can recommend other lovely majestic sites to visit during your stay in London, such as the Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park and Queen Victoria Memorial. Covent Garden, St Pauls Cathedral and Westminster Abbey are also historically embraced sites that can prove to be of enjoyment. For a suitable combination of London attraction sites to visit call the Holiday Lets London hotline or write to Holiday Lets London. Or on booking one of self catering accommodation, on request we can list the nearest attraction sites to visit.