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A large four poster bed covered in detailed period fabric, in a bedroom covered in dark green wall decor
Things to see

Explore the beautiful private rooms at Kensington Palace where Mary II once took her meals, relaxed and entertained.

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Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

A floral display reading '200 years' outside the East Front of Kensington Palace, under a bright blue sky and surrounded by formal lawn. The palace is in the background.
Things to see

Walk in the footsteps of royalty in the beautiful Kensington Palace gardens.

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Kensington Palace

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The staircase was painted by William Kent and completed in 1724. The walls depicts an elaborate arcaded gallery with figures behind a balustrade. Many are identifiable as members of King George I's court. The wrought iron balustrade is by Jean Tijou
Highlights Things to see

Discover the intriguing and unexpected characters depicted on the grand entrance to the King's State Apartments.

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Kensington Palace

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The King's Great Bedchamber, looking north. 

Objects seen include the state bed (1716) carved by Richard Roberts (active 1714-29), "Purchase of the Field of Ephron" wall tapestry attributed to Pieter Coeck van Aelst (1502-50) (on the right of the image), also showing part of the ceiling painting (c1701) by Antonio Verrio (c. 1639-1707).
Things to see

Enjoy the beautiful State Apartments and private rooms of William III and Mary II at Hampton Court Palace as part of your visit.

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Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Photograph of visitors in the main hall of the Banqueting House
Things to see

Experience James I's breathtaking Banqueting Hall, created in 1622 as a venue for extravagant Jacobean entertainments.

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Banqueting House

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Still from the Gigapixel app at Banqueting House, which displays the Rubens ceiling in super close-up detail using new Gigapixel super-zoom technology. Showing close-up of The Apotheosis of James I
Things to see

Get an artists' eye view of Rubens' ceiling, down to the level of individual brush strokes added during its creation in the 17th century.

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Banqueting House

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A display of red, blue and white tulips with other spring flowers in a garden

More What's On

Discover an abundance of colour in the Hampton Court Palace gardens this Easter as our tulips and other spring flowers come into bloom.

Olivia Colman as Queen Anne and Rachel Weisz as Sarah Churchill talk in a room filled with tapestries in The Favourite

The Favourite filming locations and history

Find filming locations for The Favourite, learn more about the history behind the film and find out about Queen Anne's legacy at Hampton Court Palace.

History of the exhibition

Explore the history behind the spectacular Line of Kings exhibition at the Tower.