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There is a queuing system outside the palace, so bring an umbrella if it's raining.
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.
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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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.
No, there is no dress code to follow when you visit Kensington Palace.
We’d recommend at least 90 minutes to 2 hours for your visit.
Yes of course! We wouldn’t be telling you to go otherwise, silly.
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.
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!
Just a mile from Buckingham Palace and in a Royal Park (Kensington Gardens)
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:
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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