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Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace (formerly known as Kensington House), dates from "1689 when King William III commissioned Sir Christopher Wren to build it out of the existing Nottingham House, away from the damp conditions of Whitehall Palace, which aggravated his asthma" (Wurman 74). It was here that Queen Victoria was born and lived until she became ruler of England. In this photograph Kensington Palace appears across the appropriately named Round Pond.

Photograph and text by George P. Landow [You may use these images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]

Other views of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens


Richard Saul Wurman. London Access. 3rd edition. New York: Harper Collins, 1993.

Last modified 18 July 2001