Kensington Palace in Victoria, London W8
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With its Michelin-starred restaurants, theatres, proximity to historic buildings like Kensington Palace and choice of traditional or new build properties, Victoria is increasingly sought-after by buyers searching for upmarket Central London properties.
Kensington Palace at London W8 is a stunning royal home dating back to the 16th century and is currently the official residence of several members of the royal family. The sumptuous State Apartments filled with priceless artefacts, grand King’s Staircase, King’s Gallery and beautifully kept Palace Gardens are worth visiting.
As you walk up the King’s Staircase, take a close look at the detailed wall paintings providing a glimpse into the 18th century court of George I. In the King's State Apartments, note the remarkable limewood carvings surrounding the fireplace in the Presence Chamber, the magnificent tapestries hanging in the Privy Chamber and the painting of Venus and Cupid in the Drawing Room. Pause at the highly decorated Cupola Room and spend a few moments in the King’s Gallery brimming with exquisite artworks from the Royal Collection.
The set of rooms comprising the Queen’s State Apartments contains timeless treasures such as the eye-catching oriental porcelain in the Drawing Room. Royal portraits line the walls of the Queen’s Gallery and the Dining Room still has its elegant marble fireplace.
Walk down the Queen’s staircase and enjoy the tranquility ofl Kensington Palace gardens. The colourful sunken garden is a must-see as is the famed “Nanny’s Walk”, formal avenues of trees and ornamental flower beds. Pop into The Orangery for a traditional afternoon tea.
Opening times: Daily from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
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Getting there: High Street Kensington tube station and Queensway tube station is approximately ten to fifteen minutes away. There are also several buses which halt fairly close (about ten minutes away).
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