Kensington Palacebook tickets and discover top tips

3 things worth shouting about:

  1. Take a walk in the shoes of royals including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Diana, Princess of Wales
  2. The Palace’s gorgeous grounds and gardens are the ideal spot for a picnic
  3. It was due to be demolished in the 1890s, but Queen Victoria demanded it was kept. Must be worth a visit then.

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What's there to do at Kensington Palace?

The King's Gallery at Kensington Palace

The King’s Gallery

Themed Area

Green jeweled crown in The Jewel Room at Kensington Palace

The Jewel Room

Themed Area

Floral patterned gown at Kensington Palace Crown to Couture exhibit

Crown to Couture


Make the most of your day out

Kensington Palace tips and tricks


Sarah says

"Bring a brolly if it's raining"

There is a queuing system outside the palace, so bring an umbrella if it's raining.


Jerry says

"The self-guided tours are worth it "

The self-guided tours are free and easy to follow and the guide talks are well worth listening to as they are very informative. All of the staff are available to answer questions along the way.

What to expect at Kensington Palace

Expect a royal welcome, and much more besides.

Lavish, royal, and utterly resplendent on every level. Kensington Palace, bang in the heart of London has been a favourite residence of high-ranking royals since it was built back in 1605.

Stories of the monarchs who’ve lived here over the centuries are plentiful, some tragic and some treacherous (but all very entertaining, of course). If you’ve an interest in British royalty, this is a must for the whole family.

In colder months or drizzlier days, take shelter in the palace itself and marvel at its grandeur. We highly recommend a visit to the jewellery room, home to specially commissioned gems for Queen Victoria and beloved hubby, Albert.

If the weather’s playing nice, saunter through the stunning gardens. This collection of manicured lawns and tree-shaded avenues are oh-so delightful, awash with fragrant colours and wildlife.

Along with restaurants, dining, and entertainment – it’s a most fitting destination for the elegant borough of Kensington, one of London’s swankiest neighbourhoods. And the closest you’ll come to real royalty – even if it is for just the day.

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Facilites you'll find at Kensington Palace

  • On-site Café(s)
  • Dine-in Restaurant(s)
  • Wheelchair Hire
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Pushchair Friendly
  • Free Wifi
  • Toilets
  • Gift Shop

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How to get toKensington Palace

Kensington Palace, Kensington Gardens, London W8 4PX, London

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Kensington Palace Opening Times

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Kensington Palace at a glance

Kensington Palace is an attraction based in London. It is listed in Tourist Attractions Historical Attractions . We have tickets available starting at £25.40.

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Here are the questions people are asking about Kensington Palace

Is Kensington Palace open to the public?

Yes, absolutely! Plenty of areas at Kensington Palace are open to the public. Visitors can walk through the King's State Apartments, the Queen's State Apartments and the Gardens. There are also exhibitions plus a shop and The Orangery cafe.

Is there a dress code for visiting Kensington Palace?

No, there is no dress code to follow when you visit Kensington Palace.

How long does it take to walk around Kensington Palace?

We’d recommend at least 90 minutes to 2 hours for your visit.

Is visiting Kensington Palace worth it?

Yes of course! We wouldn’t be telling you to go otherwise, silly.

What is the best time to visit Kensington Palace?

Don’t tell a soul but the best time to visit Kensington Palace is post-lunch, around 2 PM - 3 PM. Most of the big tourist groups complete their tours around this time and you'll still have 2 more hours before the Palace closes.

Are you allowed to take photos in Kensington Palace?

Visitors are welcome to take photographs without flash within Kensington Palace. However, filming and panoramic photography is not permitted. The photography of certain, individual items may not be allowed due to loan arrangements – so keep your eye out for any signs that warn of photography bans!

Where is Kensington palace?

Just a mile from Buckingham Palace and in a Royal Park (Kensington Gardens)

How to get to Kensington Palace?

From Queensway Underground Station (Central Line) to the palace entrance it is 728m (0.45 miles) through Kensington Gardens, entering the park via Black Lion Gate.

From High Street Kensington Underground Station (Circle & District Lines) to the palace entrance it is 765m (0.47 miles) along Kensington High Street and into Kensington Gardens, entering the park via King’s Arms Gate.

Kensington Palace is located within easy walking distance of train stations including:

  • 10 mins from High Street Kensington Underground Station
  • 10 mins from Queensway Underground Station

How far is Kensington Palace from the tube?

From High Street Kensington Underground Station (Circle & District Lines) to the palace entrance it is 765m (0.47 miles) along Kensington High Street and into Kensington Gardens, entering the park via King's Arms Gate. From High Street Kensington Underground Station (Circle & District Lines) to the palace entrance it is 765m (0.47 miles) along Kensington High Street and into Kensington Gardens, entering the park via King's Arms Gate

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