Getting here

Travel information for your visit to Kensington Palace

Travel information for your visit to Kensington Palace

Plan your journey

Kensington Palace is located within easy walking distance of mainline stations including:

  • 25 mins from London Paddington 
  • 22 mins from London Marylebone
  • 40 Mins from London Victoria

Walking 

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

Transport for London Journey planner Transport for London cycle routes and planner

Kensington Palace map

Kensington Palace map

Public transport

London Underground and trains

  • High Street Kensington station (10 minute walk) – for the District, Circle and Piccadilly lines
  • Queensway station (10 minute walk) – for the Central line
  • Notting Hill Gate station (20-25 minute walk) – for Central, District and Circle lines
  • Paddington station (20 minute walk) - for National Rail

If you're travelling by public transport, please remember wearing a face covering is compulsory.

Bus

Routes 70, 94 and 148 stop along Bayswater Road

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

Parking

Local 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 parking

Due to conservation works on The Orangery at Kensington Palace, there is currently no on-site visitor parking available. For more information, please contact the Control Office: +44 (0)20 3166 6199

The London Royal Garden Hotel car park offers two disabled parking bays for Blue Badge holders. Disabled car parking can be found at various sites within Hyde Park. Parking is free for Blue Badge holders but are subject to a maximum visit time of four hours from Monday to Saturday.

More information on parking in Hyde Park

Other transport options

Coach drop off and collection

Coach drop-off and collection is available on request but is extremely limited. Spaces are operated on a first come, first served basis. It is unlikely that a space will be available if you provide less than 72 hours notice. 

To avoid disappointment, it is recommended that you reserve a drop-off and collection space immediately after booking. 

Please call Kensington Palace Control Office on +44 (0)20 3166 6199 to enquire about the availability of coach drop-off/collection reservations.

Cycle to Kensington Palace

Santander Cycle docking stations can be found at:

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

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

Full-length, standing, facing the viewer, head turned half to the right, wearing a white dress with a diaphanous blue wrap, holding a posie of flowers in her right hand; beside a path in a parkland setting, with Kensington Palace in the distance, on the right.
Things to see Highlights

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.

Weekends only

Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

The King's State Apartments interior
Highlights Things to see

Wander through the lavish rooms of the King's State Apartments, each one grander than the last, at Kensington Palace.

Weekends only

Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

A large four poster bed covered in detailed period fabric, in a bedroom covered in dark green wall decor
Things to see

Explore the beautiful private rooms at Kensington Palace where Mary II once took her meals, relaxed and entertained.

Weekends only

Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)