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Visit us

Essential information for visiting Kensington Palace.

Visit essentials


Shop for gifts and souvenirs inspired by this famous royal residence.

Our shop will be open throughout your visit, offering everything from souvenirs and gifts, to fine jewellery. You can also shop online and non-EU residents can buy tax-free.


Whether you just want a snack or fancy a sit down meal, there are plenty of options to suit your taste.

The Orangery: a favourite destination for breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea

Palace café: Light bites, hot drinks

Palace facilities

We offer all the essential facilities and a few you may not expect, including advice and tips for a perfect day out.

  • Toilets
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Cloakrooms
  • Maps
  • Photography and filming
  • Baby changing
  • Health and Safety advice


We do everything we can to ensure disabled visitors enjoy the full palace experience.


Dedicated facilities, tours and wheelchair hire are available. There are also concession tickets, with free entry for carers.

Group visits

There are special offers and discounts for groups of 15 people or more.

We offer reduced admission for group bookings. Meal deals are also available.

Explore the King's Gallery at Kensington Palace, transformed by William Kent to contain the finest paintings of the Royal Collection.

01 January - 31 December 2017

Open daily

Explore Queen Victoria's long and extraordinary life in her own words at Victoria Revealed, the Queen Victoria exhibition.

Until 12 September 2017


The images show the summer planting of the temporary White Garden, with Kensington Palace in the background.

Planted with flowers and foliage inspired by memories of the Princess’s life, image and style.

01 January - 31 December 2017

Open daily