Free your mind and explore Kensington Palace after-hours through lively discussions, sensory experiments, workshops, performances and demos.
In the tradition of the great women who hosted salons and soirees, Bright Nights invites you to mingle, exchange ideas and revive Kensington’s tradition of courtly debate with a new generation of curious minds. Kings, queens and in-betweens welcome!
Join today’s artists, scientists and provocateurs to question today’s legacy of the Victorian Empire.
2019 marks the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birth at Kensington Palace, but what impact did her reign have on our attitudes towards Empire, colonialisation and power?
Enjoy a drink while you explore the legacy of empire, the lasting attitudes that foster imperial thinking and what happens when cultures collide.
Kensington Palace is situated within a Royal Park and the gates close at dusk. Please arrive via Orme Square Gate (via Bayswater Road). To ensure your safety, a bag check will be undertaken on arrival.
A collection of gifts based on the latest Victoria Woman and Crown exhibition at Kensington Palace, including exclusively designed for Historic Royal Palaces, our Royal Victoria collection inspired by iconic symbols from Queen Victoria's reign.
Originally the childhood home of Queen Victoria, later home to Princess Margaret and Princess Diana and now the official residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Kensington Palace is one of the more fashionable and stylish of our palaces.