What To Expect
Treat Yourself to the Lifestyle of the British Royals by Visiting Kensington Palace & Gardens
A visit to the Kensington Palace allows you to get a sneak-peek into the royal residence that has plenty of history behind it. The ever-changing exhibitions at the palace are some of its key crowd-pullers. If you are visiting shorty, you can explore the breathtaking palace apartments along with the latest ‘Victoria Revealed’ exhibitions that shed light on the private life of Queen Victoria. Equally intriguing is the exhibition that focuses on the splendid fashion sense of Lady Diana. You’ll get to explore the grand chambers including the Presence Chamber, the Privy Chamber, the King’s Drawing Room, the King’s Gallery, as well as the King’s Staircase and witness great works of art. These sections will give you ample insight into the lifestyle of the Stuart dynasty.
Next, you’ll make your way to the palace gardens that are a bustling hotspot of exotic floral species. Here, see the Sunken Garden, which was first planted in the year 1908, and how a hundred years worth of efforts have helped turned it into an elegant garden of epic proportions. The Cradle Walk surrounds the gardens and provides an ideal vantage point to catch a glimpse of its flamboyant colors. Finally, roam around a little in the Formal gardens which, at one point, used to be the King’s playground.
Get Onboard The London Eye Capsule and Feast Your Eyes on Unforgettable Views
The London Eye is the tallest cantilevered observation wheel, offering a spectacular 360-degree view of the city. Experience a 30-minute ride on the London Eye and take a look at London from a unique, elevated perspective. The sights, attractions, and landmarks that you can observe while aboard the London Eye include Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament, Cutty Sark, Big Ben, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, The Shard, and more. Positioned at an elevation of 135 metres, the London Eye comprises of 32 sealed, air-conditioned capsules. On a clear day, the London Eye lets you see up to 40 km in every direction. Also, the London Eye 4D Experience, which offers mindblowing effects, is worth checking out.
- Delve into the life history of Queen Victoria, Lady Diana, and many other renowned royal names when you visit Kensington Palace.
- Explore the Kingâs State Apartments and be enthralled by the luxury on display in each of its chambers.
- Head out to the beautiful palace gardens and inspect various species of flora pertaining to the Victorian era, in addition to visiting the shaded Cradled Walk and Formal gardens.
- Hop aboard one of the capsules of the London Eye and catch a panoramic view of London from an elevation of 450 ft.
- Spot some of Londonâs well-known landmarks and attractions including Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, River Thames, Buckingham Palace, The Tower Bridge, The Shard, St.Paul's Cathedral, the Houses of Parliament, and many more.
- Entry to Kensington Palace and Gardens
- A 30-minute ride on the London Eye
- London Eye 4-D Experience
- Food & beverages
Know Before You Go
- No unaccompanied children are allowed on the London Eye.
- Once booked, you need to make a call to the London Eye to confirm your time slot. Failing to do so could result in you being turned away if the attraction is running at maximum capacity.
The timings for Kensington Palace & Gardens are as follows:
Summer (01 March – 31 October)
Monday – Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Last admission: 5:00 PM
Winter (01 November – 28 February),
Monday – Sunday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Last admission: 3:00 PM
For the London Eye, opening times vary throughout the year. Typically, the attraction opens at 10:00 AM and closes between 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
You are free to explore the Kensington Palace and Gardens until they close for the day. At least 1.5 – 2 hours is recommended for your visit. The London Eye experience lasts approximately 30 minutes.
Tube: The nearest stations are Queensway (Central) and High Street Kensington (Circle and District Lines).
Bus: 27, 70, 94, & 390 to Bayswater Road or 9, 10, 49, 52, 70 & 452 Kensington High Street.
Tube: The nearest tube station is Waterloo.
Bus: 211, 77, and 381.
For the London Eye, you will have to pre-book a wheelchair 48 hours in advance in case you need one. Get in touch with a staff member to avail a wheelchair. Both the attractions are wheelchair accessible, but the number of wheelchair users has been restricted to two per capsule per ride for the London Eye.
- Smoking is not permitted at either attraction.
- Photography/filming may be restricted in some sections of the Kensington Palace.
- The list of prohibited items at the London Eye is as follows: large bags/suitcases or rucksacks, motorcycle helmets, skateboards and rollerblades, tripods (unless agreed in advance with the Coca-Cola London Eye press office team), baby buggies which are fixed and can not be folded down, sharp objects or anything which may be considered a security risk including penknives, scissors, metal nail files, toy or replica guns, and food and drink that is not provided by the Coca-Cola London Eye.
The attraction tickets are valid only for the day selected during check-out. Both attractions need to be visited on the same day, however, you’re free to choose where to head first.
Strict Cancellation Policy
These tickets cannot be cancelled, amended or rescheduled.
Your mobile voucher will be sent to your email shortly. You need to take a print-out of the voucher and present it on arrival at the entrance of each attraction, along with a valid photo ID.