Kensington Gardens Beautiful - the Palace = Yawn

Member Rating 2 out of 5 by Lannb26 on February 12, 2009

As you can see from the pictures, even in late September the gardens at Kensington Palace were absolutely gorgeous. Perfectly reflected the weather we enjoyed that week. Go to the gardens, bring a sandwich, a book, and enjoy yourself. Unless you're a die-hard Diana fan, don't waste your money touring around the palace.

I'll admit, it was somewhat cool to see some of the older rooms/royal possessions at Kensington. However, that really only comprised like half of the palace, since the other half was essentially a shrine to Princess Diana (the palace being where she spent a bunch of time, raise her kids). Yes, nice lady, but I didn't really want to pay $25 dollars to see her various dresses and weird video montages of her. If that's your thing, go for it because there was plenty of that in the palace. If you're like me though, just enjoy the gardens and go spend the ticket price on a couple pints and fish and chips at Ye Old Cheshire cheese or a ticket to the Churchill Cabinet War Rooms.
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