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

Please check for information on closures and notices.


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 Café are open daily for refreshments. 

Victoria 2019

A major new exhibition marking the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria's birth, as well as a re-presentation of the rooms Victoria called home, will open on 24 May 2019 at Kensington Palace.

This new offer will replace the Victoria Revealed exhibition, which closed in January 2019.

The Pavilion: upcoming closures

May

  • 01 May 2019: closed all day
  • 05 May 2019: closed from 16:00
  • 09 May 2019: closed from 14:00
  • 15 May 2019: closed from 14:00
  • 16 May 2019: closed from 16:00
  • 20 May 2019: closed all day
  • 21 May 2019: closed all day
  • 22 May 2019: closed from 16:00

June

  • 08 June 2019: closed all day 
  • 10 June 2019: closed all day 
  • 11 June 2019: closed from 16:00
  • 17 June 2019: closed from 16:00
  • 19 June 2019: closed from 16:00
  • 27 June 2019: closed from 16:00
  • 28 June 2019: closed from 16:00

July

  • 05 July 2019 - closed from 14:30 
  • 08 July 2019 - closed 16:30
  • 10 July 2019 - closed 16:30
  • 11 July 2019 - closed 16:00
  • 18 July 2019 - closed 16:00
  • 20 July 2019 - closed from 14:00
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 Kensington Palace gardens, including the intriguing Sunken Garden.

Open daily

Kensington Palace

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)

The Queen's Drawing Room, looking north through the doorway along the red-carpeted enfilade.
Tours and talks

Enjoy more of Kensington Palace by joining a British Sign Language (BSL) tour at no extra cost.

Selected dates - advance booking required

Kensington Palace

Free with palace ticket (advanced booking required)