Surrounded by spectacular parkland, Kensington Palace offers a welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of London. Its calm, peaceful façade reveals a spirited venue of royal extravagance and magnificent beauty, full of lively stories of rivalry, politics, heartache and romance. The Palace’s exquisite interior and stylish character has been shaped by centuries of artists, craftsmen and fashionable residents – from William Kent to Princess Diana.
A celebrated stage for hundreds of years, the State Apartment rooms are where powerful politicians and courtiers jostled for influence and the ear of the king. Today, these elegant spaces offer combined capacity for 700 for a reception and up to 450 for dinner. Other spaces include the dramatic Queen’s Gallery, the exquisite Cupola Room, the intimate Privy Chamber and, situated in the Palace’s stunning gardens, the bright and spacious Orangery and spectacular Sunken Garden.