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Travel information for your visit to Kensington Palace

Travel information for your visit to Kensington Palace

Palace Entrances

Kensington Palace is located within easy walking distance of underground stations including High Street Kensington and Queensway.

From Queensway Underground Station

Queensway underground station (Central Line) is 728 metres (0.45 miles) to the palace entrance — approximately a 10-minute walk.

From the station, walk up Bayswater Road and enter Kensington Gardens via Black Lion Gate. Walk 5-10 minutes straight along the main path.

From High Street Kensington Underground Station

High Street Kensington underground station (Circle and District Lines) is 765 metres (0.47 miles) to the palace entrance — approximately a 10-minute walk.

Walk 5 minutes along Kensington High Street until you reach Kensington Gardens via Dial Walk or the Broad Walk. Continue walking for a further 5 minutes towards the palace.

Other local stations

  • Notting Hill Gate station (a 20-25 minute walk) – for Central, District and Circle lines
  • Paddington station (a 20-minute walk) - for National Rail and the Elizabeth line

Walking from other locations 

Why not try a local walking route to get here using the Footways map.

On What3Words, the entrance to the Palace is at 'rank.weedy.clear'.

TFL Journey planner TfL cycle routes and planner TFL Go App

Palace Entrance Map

Illustrated map of Kensington Palace visitor routes

Local buses

Routes 94, 148 and 274 stop along Bayswater Road.

Routes 9, 49, 52, 70 and 452 stop along Kensington High Street.

Local car parking

There is no on-site parking at Kensington Palace. We recommend that visitors avoid coming by car as nearby car parking facilities are limited. The nearest car parks are:

Accessible car parking

Accessible parking is available at Kensington Palace. Please email [email protected] or call 020 3166 6199 to book in. You will need to include:

  • Your name
  • Date and estimated time of arrival
  • Car registration plate details
  • Blue Badge serial number

Please book at least seven days in advance of your visit as there are a limited number of spaces available. If not booked in advance, all spaces may have been taken.

Accessible parking is for cars only. There is no accessible coach parking available on site.

Parking in Hyde Park

Cycle to Kensington Palace

Santander Cycle docking stations can be found at:

  • Black Lion Gate, Kensington Gardens
  • Palace Gate, Kensington Gardens

Bike rack facilities are available on-site inside the Sunken Garden Gate.

Please note, cycling is not permitted in Kensington Palace gardens or on some paths in Hyde Park.


Coach drop-off and collection is currently not available on-site. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

There is a Euro Car Parks coach park available at Orme Square Gate, which is a 10-15 minute walk from the palace. More information can be found on the Euro Car Parks website.


  • 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.

  • Reopens 13 December 2023
  • Kensington Palace
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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  • Things to see

The Jewel Room

The Jewel Room displays commissioned gems for Queen Victoria by her beloved husband Albert.

  • Reopens 13 December 2023
  • Kensington Palace
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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  • Things to see

The Palace Gardens

Walk in the footsteps of royalty in the beautiful Kensington Palace gardens.

  • Reopens 13 December 2023
  • Kensington Palace
  • Free
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The story of Kensington Palace

An elegant retreat for Britain's royal family

A history of royal weddings

From Queen Victoria to the modern royals

William Kent

Royal artist, architect and designer to Georgian kings

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Official Kensington Palace guidebook

Discover the history and design of Kensington Palace and learn about the royals who lived there in the official guidebook.


Shop Sunken Garden range

Discover our collection of exclusive souvenirs featuring delicate watercolour print of flowers from this iconic garden.

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Queen Victoria: Daughter, Wife, Mother, Widow

Lucy Worsley showcases Queen Victoria's life through 24 key days. Through diaries, letters and more, we discover a personal and close up view of Victoria's life and see the very heart of her reign.