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Highlights of Kensington Palace.

Kensington Palace

Discover the birthplace of Queen Victoria

Discover the birthplace of Queen Victoria

Explore the birthplace of Queen Victoria and home to young royals for over 300 years. Walk in the footsteps of royalty in  the magnificent King's State Apartments and Queen's State Apartments. Uncover forgotten stories of those who worked at the royal palaces over 300 years ago in Untold Lives: A Palace at Work. 

Visit

Opening times

Daily: 10:00 - 18:00 (pre-booking advised)
Last admission: 17:00.

Kensington Palace will be closed all day on Tuesday 6 August. 

Tickets and prices

Explore the magnificent Kensington Palace.

Ticket prices from (excluding donation):

  • Members: Free
  • Adult: £24.00
  • Child (under 16 years old): £12.00

Getting here

Kensington Palace, Kensington Gardens, London W8 4PX

Highlights

Untold Lives

Until 27 October 2024

A new exhibition at Kensington Palace, uncovering the forgotten stories of those who worked at the royal palaces over 300 years ago.

Included in your admission ticket

  • Things to see

Victoria: A Royal Childhood

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.

  • Open
  • In line with palace opening hours
  • Kensington Palace
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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  • Things to see

The King's State Apartments

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

  • Open
  • In line with palace opening hours
  • Kensington Palace
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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  • Events

Echoes of Untold Lives

Discover the Echoes of Untold Lives and meet the people who ran the palace from behind the scenes.

  • Until 31 August 2024
  • 11:00 - 15:30
  • Kensington Palace
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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Members go free

There's never been a better time to join.

Enjoy unlimited adventures at our palaces, a 10% discount in our shops and cafés, and exclusive events when you become a member of Historic Royal Palaces.

The Orangery at Kensington Palace

Now open

Enjoy an indulgent Afternoon Tea in a royally-inspired dining experience at Kensington Palace.

SHOP 24/7 ONLINE

Discover beautiful commemorative souvenirs and unique gifts inspired by our palaces.

Browse history and stories

The Revealing Tale of Queen Victoria's Early Biography

In 1839, Queen Victoria's engagement to Prince Albert prompted one of the first biographies of the young monarch. But the book's release was a disaster.

Modern Royals

As well as being a popular visitor destination, Kensington Palace is the official London residence of TRH The Prince and Princess of Wales and their children. 

Support us

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

Make a donation

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.

Sponsor a stone

Looking for an extra special gift? Sponsor a stone for a friend or loved one, giving them something uniquely personal. 

Become a patron

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