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.

Princess Margaret, looking at her husband Antony Armstrong-Jones and their two children Sarah and David.

Life Through a Royal Lens

Opening in March 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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Photograph of Kensington Palace from the East Front garden with Queen Victoria's statue.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are given a tour of the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace

Modern royals at Kensington Palace

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. 

Selection of Anne Boleyn inspired gifts

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

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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.

A painting of George III and Queen Charlotte

The Georgians

Who were the Georgians – the kings who gave their name to an age?

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Online illustrated drawing of a White Tower wall

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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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