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Kensington Palace London

Historic Building in England: Architecture Information – design by Christopher Wren Architect

15 Mar 2010

Kensington Palace

Location: west London

Design: Sir Christopher Wren

Birthplace of Queen Victoria

Address: Kensington Gardens, London W8 4PX

Phone: 0844 482 7777

Opening Times – correct at time of writing, please check with Kensington Palace:

State Apartments & Court Dress Collection
9am – 5pm, Sun 11am – 5pm

Nearest Tube: High St Kensington

Kensington Palace: 020 7937 9561

Opened: 1899

Kensington Palace Architect – Christopher Wren

This is a royal residence set in Kensington Gardens, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London, England. It has been a residence of the British Royal Family since the 17th century, and is the official London residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke and Duchess of Kent and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent.

On 6 November 2011, it was announced that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would move from their temporary residence of Nottingham Cottage on the Kensington Palace grounds, to the four-story, 20-room Apartment 1A, formerly the residence of Princess Margaret. Renovations took 18 months at a cost of approximately £2 million.

The buildings costs included new heating, electrics, plastering, removal of asbestos as well as a new roof. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge kept many of the home’s original details, including crown moldings, but used a subtle color palette of beiges, creams and earth tones. The royal couple moved into the apartment with their infant son, Prince George of Cambridge in October 2013.

On 28 March 2012, it was announced that Prince Harry had moved his residence from Clarence House to a one-bedroom apartment at Kensington Palace.
Source: wikipedia

Location: Kensington Palace, west London, England, UK

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