January in London: What’s on at Kensington Palace this month?

Kensington Gardens

Kensington Palace is home to a fantastic museum, and is also the official residence of the younger generation of royals, including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. With its beautiful gardens and stunning interiors, the palace is a very popular attraction for those visiting London.

With the palace gaining such popularity among tourists, the team running the historic destination has developed a calendar of events to keep all visitors entertained. From daily family activities and changing exhibitions to special festive events, there’s plenty to see and do at Kensington Palace this month.

Kensington Palace

Remember – if you’re planning to spend a day visiting the palace and exploring the grounds, Grand Royale London Hyde Park is just a short distance away, providing the perfect base for families, couples and solo visitors.

Diana: Her Fashion Story

One of the most popular exhibitions to come to Kensington Palace in recent years is the collection of some of Princess Diana’s most memorable outfits. From the navy velvet gown she wore when she famously danced with John Travolta at the White House, to the pink Emanuel blouse she wore in her engagement photos with Prince Charles, you’re sure to recognise many of these iconic garments. This exhibition is a wonderful way to spend an hour or two, whether you are a fan of fashion or simply want to learn more about Princess Diana.

Digital Missions

These missions take place every day, and are open to all visitors to the Kensington Palace museum. Simply download the Time Explorers app to your smartphone or tablet device before you visit, then use it to meet famous figures from history and complete challenges. You may even win a badge for completing the mission! If your family are tired after working hard on their puzzles, there are plenty of hotels near Queensway station you can retire to.

Family Activities

Family activities are very important to the team tasked with the day-to-day running of Kensington Palace and its accompanying museum. Each day, a range of activities are available to entertain children of all ages. Pick up a family trails map from the stand in White Court to explore the palace as a family. You can also call in on the last Saturday of every month for ‘Fantastic Saturday’, which features storytelling, puppet-making and activity bags for all participants. Kids are sure to love exploring a real life Palace – especially if they are fans of fairy tales with princes and princesses, kings and queens.

Whether you plan to spend a day, a morning, an afternoon or just a few short hours at Kensington Palace, you’re sure to find attractions, exhibitions and events that interest young and old alike.