On sold-out days there will be a limited number of general admission tickets available for purchase on-site


The Orangery

Opening times

  • Winter (November to February)
  • Summer (March to October)

Menu times

  • Breakfast: 10:00–11:30
  • Lunch: 12:00–14:00
  • Afternoon tea: 12:00–18:00 (closes 16:00 in winter)
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The Orangery Christmas Menu

The Orangery serves elegant breakfast, hand-prepared lunches and afternoon teas in a unique setting within the gardens. Take a look at the meals on offer this festive season at The Orangery at Kensington Palace.

2017 Festive Menu

Afternoon Tea Vouchers

Treat your loved ones to the special treat of afternoon tea at the Orangery.

We even offer a children’s version of our classic afternoon tea.

Book a voucher

The Palace Cafe

The Palace Café, located at the front of the palace, is the perfect place to stop and relax during a visit to the palace. You do not need a palace ticket to visit the café.

Opening times

  • Winter (November to February)
  • Summer (March to October)

Orangery Closures

We sometimes close the Orangery and Orangery lawns for private functions. Please find below details of planned closures;

22nd November 2017 - closes at 15:00

If you wish to hire the Orangery for your private event then please do visit our Hire a Venue page.

Inside the buildings

Except for in designated eating areas, food and drink is not allowed within the confines of the building.


Why not enjoy a picnic on the grass in Kensington Gardens?