Enhance your visit with a talk or tour about palace life
Updated 25 March. In line with Public Health England guidance, we have taken the decision to close all six of our palaces and gardens until 31st May. We will be reviewing this and will keep you updated. Please read our statement for further information. Read our statement
Learn more about the royals who have made Kensington Palace their home during one of our intro talks, or take a tour with an expert guide.
Our daily introductions to the palace and its history are the perfect start to your visit.
Explore three exciting periods in the history of Kensington Palace by combining our introductory talks during your visit. Talks last around 5-10 minutes and are included in your palace admission ticket.
Intro Bites (10-15 minutes)
Join one of our Explainers today for an introductory talk.
Victoria: Growing up at Kensington
10:45, 13:00 & 15:00 in Family Feuds (Victoria: A Royal Childhood)
The Stuarts & Georgians of Kensington
12:00 & 16:00 in Privy Chamber (King's State Apartments)
Join an Explainer on an immersive guided tour of the Georgian Court. Discover the history and see if you can successfully navigate your way through courtly manners and gossip to have an audience with the Queen.
The Georgian Court Experience
Weekdays: 11:00 and 14:00 Meet in the Hub (Ask a member of uniformed staff for directions)
Weekends: 11:00, 14:00 and 15:15 Meet in White Court (Ask a member of uniformed staff for directions)
Helping blind or partially sighted visitors enjoy more of Kensington Palace, describer tours are available to book at no extra cost. Describer tours are included in palace admission but must be booked in advance.
Enjoy more of Kensington Palace by joining a British Sign Language (BSL) tour at no extra cost. BSL tours are included in palace admission but must be booked in advance.
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.
In our home section you will find stylish lifestyle home accessories and furnishings, including cushions, tapestries, ornaments and much more which will add those finishing touches to make your room complete.