Opening and closing times

Information on seasonal hours and planned closures

Information on seasonal hours and planned closures

Opening times

Kensington Palace is open daily except 24-26 December.


Summer (01 March - 31 October)

Monday-Sunday- 10:00-18:00

Last admission- 17:00


Winter (01 November - 28 February)

Monday-Sunday- 10:00-16:00

Last admission- 15:00

Closures and notices

The Orangery

The Orangery is currently closed for conservation and restoration works. 

The Kensington Palace Pavilion and the Palace Cafe are open daily for refreshments. 

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Explore what's on

The gate of the Sunken Garden woven with plants and flowers at Kensington Palace under a partially cloudy sky
Highlights Things to see

Walk in the footsteps of royalty in the beautiful gardens of Kensington Palace, including the intriguing Sunken Garden.

Open daily

Diana, Princess of Wales wears a Versace dress in the promo image for Diana: Her Fashion Story
Highlights Things to see

Diana: Her Fashion Story, is the critically-acclaimed exhibition featuring some of Diana, Princess of Wales' most famous outfits.

Open daily

Give yourself at least one hour for this exhibition.

Highlights Things to see

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

Open daily