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Portrait of Queen Victoria on a green background
Highlights Things to see

Explore Queen Victoria’s private life behind her carefully-managed public image in this major new exhibition at Kensington Palace.

Daily until 05 January 2020

Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Full-length, standing, facing the viewer, head turned half to the right, wearing a white dress with a diaphanous blue wrap, holding a posie of flowers in her right hand; beside a path in a parkland setting, with Kensington Palace in the distance, on the right.
Highlights Things to see

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.

Daily

Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Things to see

View an exquisite piece from the wardrobe of Diana, Princess of Wales alongside original sketches created for her during the design process.

Daily

Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Children taking part in a storytelling session inside the historic spaces.
Families

Join in our lively, interactive storytelling sessions for under 7's and their families at Kensington Palace.

Second Sunday of every month

Kensington Palace

11:45, 12:45, 13:45 and 14:45. Duration 20 minutes.

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Photo of a family enjoying half term family fun
Families

Meet Queen Victoria and Princess Louise this October half term and express yourself through photography, music and fashion.

19 October - 27 October 2019

Kensington Palace

Drop-in activities throughout the day

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Graphic artwork depicting people facing each other in a debate.
Events

An evening at Kensington Palace to experiment, think, debate and drink. Join today’s artists, scientists and provocateurs to question the legacy of the Victorian Empire.

29 October and 13 November 2019

Kensington Palace

Arrival at 19:00 or 19:30. Event ends at 22:30.

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

A view of Kensington Palace at twilight with Christmas trees and lights on the front of the palace
Events Member only

Join us for a luxurious Christmas-themed lunch in the Pavilion at Kensington Palace.

13 December 2019

Kensington Palace

12:00

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

Christmas tree in front of Kensington Palace
Events Families

Experience iconic films from It's A Wonderful Life and Elf to Home Alone and Love Actually on the big screen at the Kensington Palace.

15-22 December 2019

Kensington Palace

See full schedule for details

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

A floral display reading '200 years' outside the East Front of Kensington Palace, under a bright blue sky and surrounded by formal lawn. The palace is in the background.
Highlights Things to see

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

Open daily

Kensington Palace

Free

The bright red walls and hanging art in the King's Gallery at Kensington Palace
Things to see

Explore the King's Gallery, which was transformed by William Kent to showcase the finest paintings of the Royal Collection.

Open daily

Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

The staircase was painted by William Kent and completed in 1724. The walls depicts an elaborate arcaded gallery with figures behind a balustrade. Many are identifiable as members of King George I's court. The wrought iron balustrade is by Jean Tijou
Highlights Things to see

Discover the intriguing and unexpected characters depicted on the grand entrance to the King's State Apartments.

Open daily

Kensington Palace

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)