Travel information for your visit to Kensington Palace
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
Routes 94, 148 and 274 stop along Bayswater Road.
Routes 9, 49, 52, 70 and 452 stop along Kensington High Street.
Accessible car parking
Accessible parking is suspended until further notice due to ongoing drainage works. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
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
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 Wednesday - Sunday
- In line with palace opening hours
- Kensington Palace
- Included in palace admission (members go free)
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