Getting here

Getting here

Daffodils outside Kensington Palace

Find travel advice for your visit to Kensington Palace.

How to find us

Access to the palace is via Kensington Gardens

During the winter months Kensington Gardens close at dusk, and the only exit from the park at this time will be via a turnstile at Orme Square Gate which is on the north side of the park leading onto Bayswater Road. From Bayswater Road you may continue your onward journey by bus or by tube at our local Ungerground stations: Notting Hill Gate or Queensway. There is no access to Kensington High Street through the park after dusk.

Download a map below to help you before your visit.

For further details on Kensington Gardens closing times please visit the Kensington Gardens website.

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).

By bus

Bus routes: 70, 94, 148, 390 to Bayswater Road or 9, 10, 49, 52, 70, and 452 to Kensington High Street.

By coach

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.

By bicycle

Cycling is not permitted within Kensington Palace Gardens, however a cycle rack can be located at the Sunken Garden entrance to our grounds.

Any bikes left on railings may be removed.

Limited mobility

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. It runs from May to October, 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

Travelling in London

For further information about travelling in London go to the Transport for London website:, or try the Transport for London Journey Planner.

You may also like to view The Royal Parks map of Kensington Gardens on The Royal Parks website. The site itself also provides helpful information about Kensington Gardens including opening times and facilities.

Downloadable Resources

Some files are provided in PDF format - you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these files.

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    Map to Kensington Palace - English
    (Adobe PDF, 1111KB)

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