Live like a King or Queen for the day at Kensington Palace
It’s not often you can visit the home of royalty, but during your time in London, you can do just that at Kensington Palace. Located just a short distance from Fraser Suites Queens Gate, a 15-minute walk will take you to one of the most fascinating and iconic Royal Palaces in the world, the stunning 17th century Kensington Palace.
The two-storey Jacobean mansion has been residence to the British royal family since it was built in 1619 and is still home to members of the royal family as well as being a museum and national treasure. Staterooms are open to the public where you can see up close intricate paintings and objects from the royal collection. Wander around the immaculate gardens or discover the latest fascinating exhibitions and explore the King and Queens grand apartment rooms, each more sumptuous than the last.
Searching for serviced apartments near Kensington Palace?
In seeking hotels near Kensington Palace, you won’t need to look further than Fraser Suites Queens Gate. Our luxury serviced apartments offer various accommodation options to cater for couples, groups or solo travellers. Located just a short distance from the palace, our residence is the perfect base to explore the rest of the UK capital and take in famous sights such as the iconic Tower Bridge, the London Eye and Buckingham Palace. Fraser Suites Queens Gate strives to offer the best conveniences, amenities and comfort – we offer the best accommodation option for Kensington Palace hotels.
Explore a real royal residence
At present, the Palace is the official London residence of some members of the royal family, including Prince Harry, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester. The private accommodation and their offices are out of public view but are cared for by the royal household.
You’ll be mesmerised by the nearly intact King’s Gallery apartment - the longest and largest of the state apartments at Kensington Palace, the room looks nearly identical to when decorated for King George I in 1727.
Walk in the footsteps of previous members of the royal family and follow the King’s Staircase up to the Presence Chamber where the monarch would receive foreign ambassadors, courtiers and ministers. Read about the top things to see and do at the Palace.
Access for all
There is level access from Kensington Gardens to the palace, a lift to all floors and wheelchairs and portable seating to borrow during your visit. Also on offer are Describer Tours for blind and partially sighted visitors as well as facilitating British Sign Language tours. For those restricted with mobility, you can pre-arrange for electric buggies to take you on a tour around the grounds.
What’s on at Kensington Palace this summer
One exhibition not to miss is ‘Victoria Revealed’ - a captivating look at the long-reigning Queen Victoria up close and personal – learn about aspects of her character, what it was like growing up as an only child in the palace and more finer details of her personality from the dedicated mother, wife and lover of the arts to the powerful stateswoman of a vast empire.
You’ll be touched by the beautiful objects in the collection such as her silk wedding down to her childhood dolls. The exhibition is told by Victoria herself and the people who surrounded her – read fascinating excerpts from her journals, letters and reports all of which give a remarkable insight into her extraordinary life. The exhibition is on until 2018 and definitely should not be missed.
Also exclusively this year you could have the chance to view Princess Diana’s elegant fashion pieces in the ‘Diana, her fashion story’ exhibition. Don’t miss this extraordinary collection of garments, including the iconic velvet gown, famously worn at the White House when the Princess danced with John Travolta.
It’s a great day out for all the family
You can save some time in advance and buy your entry tickets via the official website. Children under 16 receive free admission however they must be accompanied by an adult. To make the most of your time in the UK capital, consider purchasing a membership for the Historic Royal Palaces where you can enjoy free unlimited entry to six Palaces during your stay, including Kew Palace and Hampton Court.
What's on for Families?
There are lots of special activities for children during school holidays and you’ll find workshops on at the Palace for kids on the last Saturday of every month. Learn about the childhood home of Queen Victoria and more recently the residence of Diana, Princess of Wales, with the family trail activity. Enjoy discovering how your guide, Queen Mary turned the palace into her home and learn about her pets, hobbies and favourite flowers. Pick up your trail when you buy your ticket.
Children can also be involved at the Palace – there are early year’s workshops for under fours to discover the fascinating stories behind the palace or to partake in fun educational activities.To finish off your trip, stop by the Palace shop where you can pick up a souvenir of your visit.
Staying in luxury serviced apartments near Kensington Palace
Stay in luxury award-winning residences close to Kensington Palace with Fraser Suites Queens Gate. If you’re in the city and visiting with your family, we recommend staying in one of our two bedroom apartments which are designed to suit the needs of those travelling with families. Each suite includes two double bedrooms, a spacious living area, as well as a modern and well-furnished kitchenette – ultimately making Fraser Suites the best option in your search for Kensington Palace serviced apartments.
Our hotel near Kensington Palace is right in the heart of the area - Fraser Suites Queens Gate comprises of stunning Victorian architecture with a timeless classic charm reminiscent of the 19th-century heritage and ambience. Having recently undergone a major refurbishment, our TripAdvisor® accredited residences stand elegant and regal with exquisite tall pillars and soaring ceilings. You will be assured of a luxurious and comfortable stay in one of the most elegant accommodations in your search for Kensington Palace hotels.
We’ve got the location, quality and comfort
Start your day in the best possible way with a delicious breakfast from The Dining Room. Choose from the breakfast buffet or continental breakfast or opt for fresh pastries with delicious coffee. Every aspect of your stay has been considered from the home entertainment system in each suite to the complimentary Wi-Fi, a personal safe plus keep your fitness up to speed in our exclusive guest-only gym – we’ve created a home from home for you to enjoy in the heart of the capital – making us one of the best hotels near Kensington Palace in London.
Stay in your own special residence with our luxury serviced apartments near Kensington Palace and enjoy unravelling the history and fascinating articles behind Britain’s most famous family.
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