Kensington Palace Admission Discover the Home of Royals
Get your Kensington Palace Admission tickets to see the 17th-century castle
Located in the Kensington Gardens, Kensington Palace is a majestic dwelling in London built by George Coppin in 1609. Today, fifty residents live here. The Palace is the London residence of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, The Duke and Duchess of Kent, Prince Harry, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, and the Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. Several military members, staff and courtiers also reside here. With Kensington Palace Admission, you can explore this magnificent royal building and grounds to learn its intriguing history.
Discover more in the Palace’s in-depth exhibitions
The two latest Victoria Revealed exhibitions and the grand palace apartments offer lots to see. The displays – Victoria: A Royal Childhood and Victoria: Woman and Crown – highlight a broad array of Victoria’s belongings from her former residence. While Victoria: A Royal Childhood gives insights into her childhood and adolescence, Victoria: Woman and Crown dives into the Queen’s private life which she cautiously managed.
Access the majestic State Apartments which reveal the lifestyle of the royal residents of the Palace. They were home to Queen Anne and her son William, William III, Mary II, and many others. During your visit, admire the awe-inspiring artworks of William Kent as you step inside the Cupola Room and ascend the King’s Staircase. But that’s not all! Kensington Palace Admission provides much more. Inside, enter The Privy Chamber, The Presence Chamber, The King’s Gallery and The King’s Drawing Room, where you can learn captivating secrets and customs of English royal living.
Learn about Victorian Horticulture in the palace gardens
The Palace gardens are a mesmerising place to be. In 2019, the Castle celebrates the 200th birth anniversary of Queen Victoria and provides the opportunity to discover horticulture of the Victorian Era, predominantly featured in floral displays.
Planted in 1908, The Sunken Garden commemorates the styles of gardening typical of the 18th century. If you visit the gardens from April to October, you will be awed! It is the time when the garden is vividly bright with a variety of flowers and rotating flower displays. There is also The Cradle Walk, a shaded arch encompassing the garden. It is an excellent vantage point which provides views of all the renovated gardens, including the Sunken Garden. Wrap up your tour by taking a stroll in the formal gardens. Once a regal playground, it now houses a striking collection of Victorian plants. The stack includes Luma apiculata, Cryptomeria Japonica, Trachucarpus fortunei, Tropaeolum speciosum, as well as several others.
Kensington Palace Admission offers a fantastic experience you cannot forget. Whether you’re a history buff or have a green thumb, book tickets to marvel at all the palace has to offer.
- Discover the life and legacy of one of Great Britain's most famous monarchs, Queen Victoria.
- Explore the beautiful Kensington Palace gardens, its shaded Cradle Walk and admire the splendid display of flora at the Sunken Garden.
- Stroll through the luxurious rooms of the King's State Apartments.
- Learn more about the life of Diana, the Princess of Wales, and her unique fashion sense.
- Admission to Kensington Palace and Gardens
- Hotel Transfers
- Food and Drinks
Kensington Palace Opening Hours
Summer (1st March – 31st October)
Monday – Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Last admission: 5:00 PM
Winter (1st November – 28th February)
Monday – Sunday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Last admission: 3:00 PM
How to get to Kensington Palace
By London Underground: The nearest stations are Queensway (Central Line) and High Street Kensington (Circle and District Lines). Both stations are a 10-15 minute walk away.
By Bus: You can catch buses 27, 70, 94 and 390 to Bayswater Road or 9, 10, 49, 52, 70 and 452 Kensington High Street.
Parking: The nearest car park is Q-Park Queensway (10-minute walk). There is no on-site parking available at Kensington Palace.
How long does it take to explore Kensington Palace?
We recommend one-and-a-half to two hours to explore Kensington Palace.
Getting your tickets
You will receive email confirmation shortly after booking. Please print your tickets and present them on arrival at the venue entrance with valid photo ID.
Please note that tickets are valid only for the date selected during check-out.
All levels of Kensington Palace are accessible, with a lift to every floor. The Clore Learning Centre, located on the ground floor, provides accessible teaching spaces, lunchrooms, and toilets.
You may cancel your tickets up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.