Kate Middleton's London

Explore Kate Middleton's London with our guide to her favourite shops, restaurants and attractions in the capital.

Since marrying Prince William, and becoming a mum to Prince George and Princess Charlotte, there's been lots of interest in the Duchess of Cambridge – from her clothes to her favourite shops. Steal Kate's classic, demure style with our tips on where to pick up some Middleton classics, and find out about the Duchess of Cambridge's favourite London hangouts.

Kensington Palace

Front of Kensington Palace and its gardens
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (and Prince George) moved into Kensington Palace following a huge renovation. Visit the public side of the palace and see a Queen Victoria exhibition and Fashion Rules, a display of dresses worn by Princess Diana and the Queen. Read More

Bluebird

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Kate Middleton has often been spotted at Bluebird restaurant, and was seen dining with Prince William in their pre-wedding dating days. The restaurant serves classic British fare and there's also a bar serving a variety of specially mixed Bluebird cocktails, a cafe and a bakery.

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Madame Tussauds

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Get close to the royal couple at Madame Tussauds, where you can see life-like wax figures of Will and Kate. The Duchess is dressed in a replica of her blue Issa engagement dress as well as her famous engagement ring. The couple are situated in the royal zone alongside other wax versions of the royal family.

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Westminster Abbey

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William and Kate followed in the footsteps of many royals, including Henry I, Richard II and the present Queen, and married at Westminster Abbey. Visit the abbey to see the stunning interior and Poets' Corner (the burial place of Austen, Pope and Byron), where an audio guide is included.

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The Goring

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The Goring is within walking distance of Buckingham Palace, so it's no surprise that the Duchess is a fan of this quintessentially English hotel. She spent the night before her wedding here. Get the royal treatment with afternoon tea at The Bar & Lounge, a meal in The Dining Room, or an overnight stay.

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National Portrait Gallery

With a degree in history of art, it's no surprise that Kate chose to be Patron of the National Portrait Gallery near Trafalgar Square. The Duchess's first official portrait, by artist Paul Emsley, hangs in the venues' Lerner Galleries, which are free to enter.

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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

The sporty Duchess of Cambridge has visited the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on a number of occasions, scoring a goal with Team GB hockey players in the Riverbank Arena and playing volleyball in the Copper Box - in high wedge shoes! There's plenty to do at the park, from going on a walking tour to visiting the playground.

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Will and Kate Tour

Book your three-hour royal tour of London to see where Prince William and his brother Prince Harry hung out, where Kate Middleton worked before she was married, and the exact spot where Prince George and his father were both presented to the world for the first time as babies.

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Dulwich Picture Gallery

Kate visited Dulwich Picture Gallery with her in-laws, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, where they got creative with some silk prints! Dulwich Picture Gallery was England's first public art gallery and it houses a world-class collection of European old master paintings of the 1600s and 1700s. Learn more on a free guided tour.

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Wimbledon Championships

An avid tennis fan and a keen player, Kate is a regular in the Royal Box at Wimbledon. As such a huge supporter of the sport it was only fitting that she took over as patron of the All England Lawn Tennis Club from the Queen in 2017 and it looks like Prince George will follow in the family footsteps - he's already smashing aces with his own little racket. Book advance tickets to the Grand Slam tournament or queue up on the day for an afternoon of tennis, Pimm’s and the customary strawberries and cream. Read More

Dans Le Noir?

William and Kate are rumoured to have enjoyed romantic dinners at Dans Le Noir? restaurant in Clerkenwell. Here dinner is eaten in complete darkness and served by blind waiters so the couple would have dined anonymously. Try Dans Le Noir? yourself – you never know, you might end up dining next to royalty! Read More

Garrard

Jewellers Garrard created the royal engagement ring for William's mother, Diana Spencer, in 1981. Years later, Wills passed the sapphire ring to Kate as a way of involving his late mother in the couple's wedding. Garrard have a beautiful engagement ring collection – or you can design your own with their bespoke service. Read More

Fashion

As an unofficial ambassador for British fashion, Kate Middleton’s wardrobe is an classy mix of designer pieces and high street finds. Favoured designers include Alexander McQueen, Jenny Packham and Temperley London – all of which can be found in the capital. But the duchess is just as likely to be seen popping into Sloane Square department store Peter Jones in Russell and Bromley wedges, and counts Reiss as her top high street brand.

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Map of Kate Middleton's London

Front of Kensington Palace and its gardensKensington Palace
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have made Kensington Palace their permanent London home
Bluebird
One of Kate Middleton's favourite restaurants. Take a seat and eat like royalty!
Madame Tussauds
Get up close to William and Kate, Her Majesty The Queen and more at Madame Tussauds in London
Westminster Abbey
Prince William and Catherine Middleton were married at Westminster Abbey, the coronation church of England
Dans Le Noir?
A favourite haunt of the royal couple as they can dine anonymously in the dark
Dulwich Picture Gallery
Visit England's first art public gallery, where Kate got creative!
GarrardGarrard
Jewellers made the royal engagement ring first worn by Diana and now by Kate Middleton
National Portrait Gallery
Visit the National Portrait Gallery - The Duchess of Cambridge is Patron