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 Pavilion: upcoming closures

  • 13 February 2019: closed all day
  • 13 March 2019: closed from 14:00
  • 19 March 2019: closed from 16:00
  • 20 March 2019: closed from 14:00
  • 07-08 April 2019: closed all day
  • 01 May 2019: closed all day

The Orangery

The Orangery is currently closed for conservation and restoration works. 

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

More cafés and refreshments at Kensington Palace
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

Kensington Palace

Free

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 until 17 February 2019

Kensington Palace

Give yourself at least one hour for this exhibition.

Included in palace admission (members go free)

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

Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)