Kensington Palace

Discover the home of the young royals

Discover the home of the young royals

Explore the birthplace of Queen Victoria and home to young royals for over 300 years. Walk in the footsteps of royalty in Victoria's re-imagined childhood rooms and the magnificent King's State Apartments and Queen's State Apartments.

Your day out at Kensington Palace

Explore the home of Queen Victoria, William III, Mary II and Queen Anne.

01 June - 18 September

Tower of London Superbloom

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Equanimity/Queen Elizabeth II by Chris Levine (artist) Rob Munday (holographer) © Jersey Heritage Trust

Life Through a Royal Lens

04 March - 30 October 2022

Life Through a Royal Lens is a new exhibition exploring the Royal Family through photography and brings together some of the most iconic images ever taken of the Royal Family to Kensington Palace.

Full-length, standing, facing the viewer, head turned half to the right, wearing a white dress with a diaphanous blue wrap, holding a posie of flowers in her right hand; beside a path in a parkland setting, with Kensington Palace in the distance, on the right.
Things to see

Discover the story of Princess Victoria, the young girl destined to be queen, in the rooms where she was born and raised at Kensington Palace.

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The King's State Apartments interior
Things to see

Wander through the lavish rooms of the King's State Apartments, each one grander than the last, at Kensington Palace.

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A large four poster bed covered in detailed period fabric, in a bedroom covered in dark green wall decor
Things to see

Explore the beautiful private rooms at Kensington Palace where Mary II once took her meals, relaxed and entertained.

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Included in palace admission (members go free)

School children gardening in Tower of London moat as for Superbloom schools project

Platinum Jubilee Blooms

This summer Kensington Palace is joining in the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations with a colourful, intimate, vibrant display of flowers in our palace gardens.

The East Front Gardens after Kensington Palace renovations looking south-west towards the palace, 24 May 2012. Showing visitors in the grounds. 

Part of the Kensington Palace project, ‘Welcome to Kensington - a palace for everyone’, an undertaking over two years (2010-12) of major refurbishments (renovation) at Kensington, including new gardens.

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Lifestyle shot of Royal Palace china in a garden at Hampton Court (tea party)

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Discover unique souvenirs inspired by our palaces and the royalty who inhabited them.

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Modern Royals

As well as being a popular visitor destination, Kensington Palace is the official residence of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children. 

Painting of Princess Victoria and her Favourite Dog showing Queen Victoria as a young girl poised in front of a large window decorated with red curtains in front of a blue sky

Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria grew up at Kensington Palace. She became queen aged 18 and ruled for 63 years.

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We are a charity and there are several ways you can support us.

A low angle view of the White Tower looking north-east, October 2009. Framed against a blue sky, tree branches are seen in the foreground on the right of the image. 

The White Tower was begun in the reign of William the Conqueror (1066-87) and completed by 1100. The fortress was originally faced with huge blocks of pale marble-like Caen stone imported from Normandy. In 1636-8 the external appearance of the White Tower was significantly altered with the replacement of much of its cut-stone work and window surrounds with Portland stone.

The primary role of the White Tower was as a fortress and stronghold but it also served as a royal residence and as the setting for major governmental and ceremonial functions.

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Become a custodian of one of the ancient stones that make up the walls of the White Tower at the Tower of London. Or looking for an extra special gift? Sponsor a stone for a friend or loved one, giving them something uniquely personal. 

A conservator working in the scientific lab at Hampton Court Palace

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Help us to conserve these historic buildings, ensuring they are here for future generations to enjoy. We raise all our own funds and depend on your support.

The Queen's Staircase, looking north-west. Showing wall paintings by William Kent.

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Step closer to history and join us for unique and amazing events as a patron of Historic Royal Palaces.