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We recommend that you allow 2 hours for your visit to Kensington Palace
Please note that during busy periods there may be a separate entrance for pre-paid vouchers. In the event of this happening, you will be directed by staff at the main ticket desk.
Due to the popularity of the new Princess Diana exhibition, Kensington Palace will be experiencing high volumes of visitors which may lead to large queues at peak times. We advise visitors to take this into account when planning their itineraries and to allow extra time for their visit.
We regret that filming is not permitted inside the palace.
Please note that savings are calculated from the attraction's advertised gate rate.
By Tube:Circle/District lines to High Street Kensington or Central Line to Queensway or Notting Hill Gate.
Kensington Palace is a 10-15 minute walk from High Street Kensington station. As you leave the ticket hall, walk straight through the shopping centre to emerge on to Kensington High Street and turn right. Kensington Palace is located in the grounds of Kensington Gardens, which are located on the left-hand side of Kensington High Street. Once inside Kensington Gardens follow directional signs to the palace.From Queensway station, exit right; cross over the road and enter Kensington Gardens from the north side. The palace is located on the west side of the gardens, ahead of you. From Bayswater station, exit right and walk uphill until you reach Queensway station. From here follow directions from Queensway (above).
From Notting Hill Gate station, exit left; walk approximately 400 metres until you reach the entrance to Kensington Gardens on the other side of the road. The palace is located on the west side of the gardens, ahead of you.
By Bus: Bus routes: 70, 94, 148, 390 to Bayswater Road or 9,10, 49, 52 and 70 to Kensington High Street.Your homeward journey:Please note that after 16.00 (during winter months) and 17.00 (during summer months) the only exit from Kensington Gardens is via a turnstile at the Orme Square Gate which is on the north side of the park leading onto the Bayswater Road. We strongly recommend that our visitors use the road from the palace to this exit after dark as it is well lit. From the Bayswater Road you may continue your onward journey by bus, or by tube at Notting Hill Gate or Queensway. There is no access to Kensington High Street through the park.
Opening Hours:1st March - 31st October : Daily 10.00 - 18.00, last admission 17.001st November- 28th February: Daily 10.00 - 17.00, last admission 16.00
Interesting couple of hours Pete, 03/05/2017 (Senior Adults)Excellent. My wife liked the dress display, kept talking about it, like they do. I went for a stroll round the gardens, really good. Thank You.
Kensington Palace Melinda, 25/03/2016 (Mature Adults)I have been to Buckingham Palace Stateroom Tour previously and wanted to visit Kensington Palace this visit. I was not disappointed. Really enjoyed my afternoon at the Palace. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the exhibitions they had on display were very good. I will return next time I am in the UK.
Great visit Jules, 10/08/2015 (Mature Adults)We booked this as an extra trip
Before going on the Thames. We were surprised at how lovely it was. We had a guided tour around the gardens provided by volunteers and went into the sunken garden as well.
The tour was very well run and enjoyed the gardens.
We went around the house ourselves and there was plenty to see and read.
great vs, 30/03/2015 (Mature Adults)our party of four had gift tickets and they were accepted with alacrity and the palace had much more to see and enjoy than expected and we spent far longer than anticipated and enjoyed it very very much. All the staff were helpful.
great exhibition beveyann, 20/06/2014 (Senior Adults)well presented exhibition. Pleased I made the effort to attend, love Queen Victoria
Kensington Palace ladykay 53, 07/05/2014 (Mature Adults)I booked this offer with Discount London for a Birthday treat for my Mum.
We arrived quite early and there were not too many people around so it was crowd free. We were given a guide map and there are plenty of staff around to help if you have a problem. Each room has member of staff on hand who are able to go into the History of William and Mary, the Georges and of course Victoria & Albert. It takes about two hours to get around, time you stop and read things and listen to some audio presentations.
Outside there is a lovely sunken garden and a path leading to the Orangery, where we had lunch. This area is lovely with beautifully maintained trees and lawn area where families could picnic and play with their children without a KEEP OF THE GRASS sign in sight.
The weather also had a part to play in our enjoyment of our visit on May 5th. A most enjoyable day.
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