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Travel information for your visit to Kensington Palace

Travel information for your visit to Kensington Palace

Palace Entrances

Travel Disruption

Tram strikes

Tram strikes are planned for Thursday 11 July at 20:00 until Monday 15 July at 06:00. Please see TfL for more information.

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

Kensington Palace Map, showing the palace and gardens.

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 on-site.

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.

Coaches

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.

EXPLORE WHAT'S ON

  • 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)
Learn more
  • Things to see

The Jewel Room

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

  • Open
  • In line with palace opening hours
  • Kensington Palace
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
Learn more
  • Things to see

The Palace Gardens

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

  • Open Daily
  • 10:00 - 18:00
  • Kensington Palace
  • Free
Learn more

BROWSE MORE HISTORY AND STORIES

Queen Victoria

From pampered princess to elderly empress: wife, mother and queen

William III and Mary II

England's only joint sovereigns, who transformed Kensington Palace into a royal residence

The story of Kensington Palace

An elegant retreat for Britain's royal family

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