By London Underground
Nearest stations: Use District or Circle lines to High Street Kensington (10 - 15 minutes walking time to the palace, more for those with limited mobility)
Use Central Line to Queensway (10 - 15 minutes walking time, more for those with limited mobility) or Notting Hill Gate (20 - 25 minutes walking time, more for those with limited mobility).
Please note that access to the palace is via the park
Please note that for those with limited mobility, Liberty Drives is a seasonal initiative by The Hyde Park Appeal to provide a free electric buggy service to aid mobility around the 760 acres of the park, including Kensington Gardens where Kensington Palace is situated. The buggies seat up to five people and can give half-hour rides around the park, as well as offer drop off and pick up. For enquiries please call 07767 498096.
For additional help in planning your journey, please telephone 020 7222 1234 or use the Transport for London Journey Planner. For more details please visit the TFL website
Bus routes: 70, 94, 148, 390 to Bayswater Road or 9, 10, 49, 52, 70, and 452 to Kensington High Street.
Coach drop off and collection is available at Kensington Palace on request only and is extremely limited. Please call the Control Office on 0203 166 6199 for further information.
No cycling is permitted within Kensington Palace Gardens. However bicycles may be chained to the railings on the park side outside the Orangery, at the owner’s risk.
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.