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Kensington Palace

Surrounded by tranquil gardens, Kensington Palace has been home to generations of Royal women, including Queen Victoria, Princess Margaret and Diana, Princess of Wales.
Built by Sir Christopher Wren for William III and Mary II, the palace hosts dinners, receptions and banquets. Rooms range from the opulent Red Saloon to the North Drawing Room, the scene of Queen Victoria’s birth in 1819.

Adjacent to the palace is the spacious and light Orangery, which was constructed for Queen Anne in 1704. Please note that The Orangery is now closed for conservation and restoration works. In the meantime, we have moved across the lawn and we are delighted to welcome you at the Kensington Palace Pavilion, surrounded by beautiful formal gardens in the grounds of Kensington Palace.

The Kensington Palace Pavilion is available for events and is open as a restaurant every day, a relaxed and elegant setting for breakfast, lunch or classic afternoon tea.

The Kensington Palace Pavilion overlooks the Sunken Garden where TRH the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced their engagement. Its vibrant colours and exotic planting provide a peaceful, yet stunning backdrop for the restaurant's simple and honest menu of delicious English dishes.

The Pavilion is the only place in London where you can also enjoy a traditional afternoon tea in the grounds of a royal palace. Sit back, relax and treat yourself to beautiful food and drink surrounded by over 300 years of royal history.

Venue secret

When her husband, William III, was away, Mary II decided to build a gallery of her own; the resulting Queen’s Gallery was to be the first sitting room in the palace and used for recreational activities. In the reign of Mary’s sister Queen Anne, the Russian Tsar Peter the Great was received in this room; his portrait still hangs there today. Now the Gallery is more likely to receive guests at a sparkling pre-dinner reception.
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Queen’s Gallery
The State Apartments
The Red Saloon
The Duchess’s of Teck’s Saloon
North Drawing Room
Sunken Garden
The Orangery
Princess Margaret’s Apartment
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