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Kensington Palace is one of central London’s royal residences and is now home to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (William and Kate). Since the 17th century it’s been home to the royal family, displaying Jacobean architecture and acres of beautifully manicured gardens to explore.
It opens from 10am to 6pm in the summer months and from 10am to 4pm in the winter months, so make sure you arrive with a full day to spend. Feast your eyes on Queen Caroline’s Cabinet of Curiosities, a collection of objects from around the world. While away the day in the world-famous Orangery and walk up the 16th-century painted King’s Staircase depicting the court of King George I.
Interesting fact: A book of original Leonardo da Vinci drawings was randomly found in the palace in 1778 and now live in Windsor Castle.