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Opening and closing times

Information on opening hours and planned closures

Information on opening hours and planned closures

Opening hours 2023

Until 12 December 2023

Kensington Palace is closed from 29 October to 12 December 2023. The Pavilion and Sunken Garden are open 10:00-16:00 Wednesday to Sunday.

Please check for information on closures and notices.

From 13 December 2023

  • Wednesday to Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00 (pre-booking advised)
    Last admission: 15:00

The palace will be closed 24 - 26 December 2023.

The Sunken Garden will be open during palace opening hours with last entry at 15:45.

Route Closures

The Pavilion

The Pavilion will close from 24 December 2023 and reopen in the new Orangery in spring 2024. 


  • Events
  • Families
  • Christmas

The Luna Winter Cinema

Experience iconic films from Elf and Home Alone to Love Actually and The Holiday on the big screen at Kensington Palace.

  • 11-15 December 2023
  • See full schedule for details
  • Kensington Palace
  • Separate ticket (advance booking required)
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  • Things to see

The Palace Gardens

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

  • Reopens 13 December 2023
  • Kensington Palace
  • Free
Learn more
  • 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.

  • Reopens 13 December 2023
  • Kensington Palace
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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The story of Kensington Palace

An elegant retreat for Britain's royal family

A history of royal weddings

From Queen Victoria to the modern royals

William Kent

Royal artist, architect and designer to Georgian kings

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Official Kensington Palace guidebook

Discover the history and design of Kensington Palace and learn about the royals who lived there in the official guidebook.


Shop Sunken Garden range

Discover our collection of exclusive souvenirs featuring delicate watercolour print of flowers from this iconic garden.

From £2.50

Queen Victoria: Daughter, Wife, Mother, Widow

Lucy Worsley showcases Queen Victoria's life through 24 key days. Through diaries, letters and more, we discover a personal and close up view of Victoria's life and see the very heart of her reign.