Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace State Apartments, Kensington Gardens
W8 4PX
0333 320 6000
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Public transport:
Tube: Queensway/High St Kensington Train: Paddington/ Victoria



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Explore the birthplace of Queen Victoria. 

Venture beyond the royal doors of Kensington Palace to immerse yourself in more than three centuries of history with specially curated exhibitions and displays.

What is there to see at Kensington Palace?

Wander through the re-imagined childhood rooms of Queen Victoria, admire the lavishly decorated King’s State Apartments and marvel at the glistening gems on show in The Jewel Room.

Glimpse into the early years of Queen Victoria’s life with the Victoria: A Royal Childhood exhibition, which is full of personal objects such as her doll’s house and a scrapbook made by her governess.

Don’t miss the famous landscaped Kensington Palace gardens – see flowers and a statue dedicated to Diana, Princess of Wales, in the Sunken Garden; stroll through pretty Cradle Walk; and gaze at the poppies, daisies and other native wildflowers in the wildflower meadow during the summer months.

What’s on at Kensington Palace?

Discover the forgotten stories of those who worked at the royal palaces more than 300 years ago as part of the Untold Lives exhibition. Entry to this exhibition, which opens 14 March 2024, is included within admission to the palace but tickets must be booked in advance to guarantee entry.

How can I get tickets?

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How long does a visit take?

The recommended time to visit Kensington Palace and its grounds is two to three hours.

Can I eat at Kensington Palace?

The Palace Café (open to ticket holders only) and The Kensington Palace Pavilion are the perfect eateries for a relaxed lunch or an indulgent afternoon tea.

Where is Kensington Palace?

Kensington Palace is located within Kensington Gardens, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Other royals who live within the palace’s grounds include The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke and Duchess of Kent, and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent.

How to get there

The nearest Tube stations are High Street Kensington (Circle and District lines) and Queensway (Central line).

Various bus routes stop close to the palace on Kensington High Street, Kensington Church Street and Bayswater Road.

There are also Santander Cycles docking stations at Black Lion Gate and Palace Gate, both at Kensington Gardens.

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Prices and opening times

Child Ticket From £12.70 per ticket
Concession Ticket From £20.30 per ticket
Adult Ticket From £25.40 per ticket

Free entry for children under 5.

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Opening Times

Wednesday - Sunday: 10:00-18:00. Last admission: 17:00.

Facilities & Accessibility

Access Inside Building Facilities
Accessible lift
All routes suitable for limited mobility users
All routes suitable for pushchairs or prams
All routes suitable for wheelchair users
Ramps with handrail within building
Ramps within building
Seating for limited mobility users along routes
Some routes with tactile features for visually impaired users
Steps with handrail within building
Steps within building
Access into the Building
Assisted wheelchair access
Flat routes from parking area to entrance
Accessible Bathroom Facilities
Designated wheelchair accessible public toilet
Accessible Communication Facilities
Audible alarm system
Accessible Venue Facilities
Assistance dogs welcome
Emergency evacuation procedures for guests with disabilities
Level access, ramp or lift to dining area
Level access, ramp or lift to restaurant or cafe
Level access, ramp or lift to the shop
Staff available to assist
Staff disability awareness trained
Wheelchairs available free of charge
Additional Accessible Facilities
Accessible baby changing rooms
Level access, ramp or lift to garden
Level access, ramp or lift to information point
Level access, ramp or lift to ticket issuing point
Low payment counters
Low reception or information counters
Portable chip and pin machines
Attraction Facilities
Audio commentary available
Gift shop
Patron toilets
Public toilets
Booking Facilities
Coach parties accepted
Group bookings accepted
Catering Facilities
Halal options on menu
Kosher options on menu
Nut-free option on menu
Private Dining
Vegetarian options on menu
Children Facilities
Children welcome
Childrens menu
Event Facilities
Available for wedding receptions
Licenced for civil marriages
Offers charity rates
Wedding service
General Facilities
Free WiFi
Payment Facilities
Group rates available