Near Kensington Palace
The Bayswater Inn Hotel is ideally located less than a mile away from Kensington Palace. Kensington Palace is located in Kensington Gardens to the west of Hyde Park and is the official London residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Kensington Palace was built in 1605 and was originally known as Nottingham House. Located in Kensington Gardens, it has been a home to the Royal Family since the 17th century. Currently it is now the official residence to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge better known as Will and Kate. Diana Princess of Wales had an apartment at the palace between 1981-1997.
There are areas of Kensington Palace open to the public including the King's State Apartments, the Queen's State Apartments, the gardens and The Orangery cafe.
Here are some of the Highlights of Kensington Palace
Diana: Her Fashion Story
Princess Diana was loved worldwide for her kindness and compassion. To celebrate the life of Princess Diana a new dress exhibition has been opened at Kensington Palace. This exhibition charts her style through the years and includes a collection of garments including including the iconic velvet gown, famously worn at the White House when the Princess danced with John Travolta.
The Orangery Cafe
The Orangery is surrounded by beautiful gardens on the grounds of Kensington Palace. The Orangery is the only royal palace in London where you can enjoy high tea.The Orangery was once the setting for Queen Anne’s court entertainment. Enjoy the 18th century architecture including the ivory white walls and Roman pillars.
The Sunken Garden
Planted in 1908 The Sunken Garden transformed part of the gardens previously occupied by potting sheds into a tranquil ornamental garden.
The garden is terraced with paving and ornamental flower beds, surrounding an ornamental pond with fountains formed from reused 18th century water.Today, the garden continues the tradition of rotational flower displays in the spring and summer. Vibrant colours and exotic planting are on display from April to October when the garden is looking its best.