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Essential information for visiting Kensington Palace

Essential information for visiting Kensington Palace

Visit essentials

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

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. 

Getting here

Kensington Palace, Kensington Gardens, London W8 4PX

We offer all the essential facilities for the perfect day out.

  • Map
  • Toilets
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Free audio guide
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Hand washing facilities
  • Toilets open, all with disabled access and baby changing facilities:
    • Stone Hall toilets
    • Café toilets
    • Pigott Galleries toilets

Please note there are no left luggage or bag storage facilities are available. Suitcases, large bags and any rolling luggage will not be permitted inside the palace.

Breastfeeding is welcome throughout our palace and our team are always on hand should you need any further assistance.

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

Dedicated facilities and carer tickets available. Accessible parking is available on site. Please see our accessibility page for further information.

The Orangery offers afternoon tea and a sumptuous a la carte lunch menu. The Palace Café offers a wide range of delicious food and drink.

Both spaces are open to anyone, you don't need a palace ticket. We accept cash and card payments in both spaces.

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

The shop is open to anyone, and you don’t need a palace ticket.

We accept both cash and card payments.

You can also shop online and non-EU residents can buy tax-free.

There are special offers and discounts for groups of 15-50 people (subject to availability).

Bookings are now open for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Interactive and enquiry-based sessions are available for all key stages and SEND students.

Food and drink

Our café is the perfect place to stop and relax for a quick bite or refreshments.

Food and drink at the palace

Kensington Palace map

Kensington Palace Visitor Map

Audio Guide

Grab a free audio guide and enjoy a tour as curators, historians and conservators share fascinating stories and hidden secrets of Kensington Palace. Included in palace admission.

Audio guide tour

Got a question?

Browse our frequently asked questions to help plan your visit. 

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Explore What's on

  • 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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  • Things to see
  • Exhibition

Untold Lives

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

  • Until 27 October 2024
  • In line with palace opening hours
  • Kensington Palace
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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  • 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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