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Private tours

Beat the crowds with an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour

Beat the crowds with an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour

The East Front Gardens after Kensington Palace renovations looking south-west towards the East Front, 28 May 2012. Showing visitors to the gardens. 

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.

A special experience

Discover the palace outside of public opening hours and explore the stories of the past with your own private guide

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Private morning tours

Arriving at 08:50, guests will be greeted by a palace host and given an hour-long private tour of Kensington Palace before we open our doors to visitors. 

From 10:00 Kensington Palace opens to the public and guests are welcome to continue exploring the palace and landscaped gardens at their leisure.

  • Price: From £1,000 + VAT for up to 10 people, £100 + VAT for every additional person 
  • Timings: 08.55 – 09.55am with your personal guide
Visitors inside Kensington Palace

Private evening tours

Guests will be greeted by a palace host and given an 90 minute private tour of Kensington Palace after our doors have closed to visitors. 

Tour cost: £3,000 +VAT for up to 10 guests

Additional guests: £300 +VAT per person

Maximum capacity: 60 guests (30 per Explainer)

Tour time: 18:00 - 19:00 (Can only be booked 2 weeks in advance) 

Untold Lives

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

Untold Lives: A Palace at Work will shine a spotlight on the overlooked people from all walks of life who worked tirelessly — often behind-the-scenes — to maintain, protect and promote the monarch and the royal palaces.

Untold Lives
Untold Lives promo- Close up of mural in King's Staircase.
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

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. 

Your private tour will take you through the exhibition, which includes remarkable objects relating to Victoria's early years – including a poignant scrapbook of mementos created by her German governess, Baroness Lehzen, which goes on public display for the first time, and Victoria's doll house.

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