We are delighted to announce that for a limited time only, Apartment 1a at Kensington Palace will be available to hire for daytime and evening events.
Apartment 1a was a private residence until 2002 and, following its restoration, was opened to the public in 2004. Former residents have included Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex, son of George III, who kept his famous collection of 50,000 books here until his death in 1843; and Princess Louise, daughter of Queen Victoria, who moved into the apartment in 1875.
The most famous resident of Apartment 1a was Princess Margaret who moved to Kensington Palace in 1960 with her husband Lord Snowden. They transformed the apartment, which had lain vacant since Princess Louise’s death in 1939, into a more contemporary home for their family whilst retaining many 18th century features.
Apartment 1a offers a private and contemporary space for daytime lunches or meetings and can be hired in the evening for intimate dinner parties and receptions.
A personal guide is also available to give guests an insight into the fascinating history of the palace and the people who have lived here.