Last admission: 17:00
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.
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.Easter Event
The hunt is designed for children aged 3-12 years old and their families. It is advised that they allow 1 hour 30 minutes to complete the trail with ease.
Royal lessons this Easter: Running five times a day during this period, clients will be able to feel like royalty as they discover what is what like to be King and help William III solve a pressing problem. In the King’s Apartments, there will be opportunities to dress like a Georgian courtier. Visitors can try on the latest court fashions and learn of the best powders, potions and perfumes to look after both their complexion and, of course, their wig!
A breath of fresh air: Royal lessons continue as visitors can compete in coits, croquet and other popular genteel Victorian outdoor games, with expert guidance from Princess Victoria and her governess Baroness Lehzen.
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