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


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
Illustrated map of Kensington Palace visitor routes


Kensington Palace can be accessed using the following routes:

From Bayswater Road, access Kensington Gardens and walk 5-10 minutes straight along the main path.

From High Street Kensington, walk 5 minutes along Kensington High Street until you reach Kensington Gardens entrance via Dial Walk or the Broad Walk. Continue to walk for a further 5 minutes straight along Broad Walk.

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.

*Please note that High Street Kensington Station will be closed over a number of weekends over the coming 12 months:

  • 26, 27 February 2022


Routes 70, 94 and 148 stop along Bayswater Road

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


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


Accessible parking is currently not available on site. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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 can be found on the Royal Parks website


More information on parking in Hyde Park

Other transport options

Coach drop off and collection

Coach drop off and collection is no longer available at Kensington Palace for the duration of the Royal Style in the Making exhibition.

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.

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

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.


Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

The King's State Apartments interior
Things to see

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


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.


Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)