"A venue fit for the christening of a Queen or simply retrace the footsteps of powerful courtiers who once jostled for the ear of the king."
Kensington Palace has been a stage for the drama of the nation’s history, with private scenes of love, loss, heartbreak and happiness played out within these elegant walls.
Kensington Palace History
Over the years, Stuart and Georgian monarchs transformed the palace into a fashionable home for Britain’s young royal families. Whilst it was under Mary II’s watchful eye that Kensington Palace grew into an enchanting home, it was George I’s trust in the unknown architect William Kent in the 18th century that resulted in the grandeur of the King’s Staircase and State Apartments that you see today.
The Palace Today
Still home to British royalty and surrounded by parkland, Kensington Palace offers a welcome retreat from the nearby hustle and bustle of London. Yet behind this calm, peaceful façade your guests will discover a spirited venue of royal extravagance and magnificent beauty. Host a drinks reception in our Entrance Hall, the very space where Victoria laid eyes on Albert, dine in the Cupola Room, a venue fit for the christening of a Queen or simply retrace the footsteps of powerful courtiers who once jostled for the ear of the king.
"The Events team at Kensington Palace were exceptionally helpful with the organisation of our Remembrance Dinner. All our guests had a wonderful evening and several commented on the superb venue and the friendliness of the staff. Thank you to everyone who supported the Trust, to ensure a seamless and very memorable event.",
Georgia Oliver, The Gurkha Welfare Trust