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

Kensington Palace Pavilion and Tea Room

The Kensington Palace Pavilion will close early on the following dates:

  • 21 November 2018closing at 16:00
  • 22 November 2018 closing at 16:00
  • 14 December 2018closing at 16:00
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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

BSL and Describer Tours

We are unable to offer BSL or Describer tours in November 2018. Tour availability will resume from 08 December 2018.

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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

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.

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