Talks and tours at Kensington Palace

Enhance your visit with a talk or tour about palace life

Enhance your visit with a talk or tour about palace life

Update 14 December: In line with government guidance, Kensington Palace will be closed from 16 December.



Ticketing information

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Book Kensington Palace tickets

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.

Daily intro talks

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)


Tours of the palace and gardens

Describer tours

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.

British Sign Language (BSL) tours

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.

Georgian artist painting the interior of Kensington Palace. He looks to the camera with a finger to his lips, while holding a paint board covered in paint. The King's Staircase at Kensington Palace can be seen in the background

Family trails and digital missions

Digital missions

Meet a character from history, explore the palace, complete challenges and win a badge in your digital mission.

Family trails

Your adventure awaits! Explore Kensington Palace together with one of our activity trails.

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

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

Closed 5 Jan 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.
Things to see Highlights

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.


Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

The King's State Apartments interior
Highlights Things to see

Wander through the lavish rooms of the King's State Apartments, each one grander than the last, at Kensington Palace.


Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Lifestyle setting, gifts for her.  Faux sapphire choker, Diamante floral spray brooch and sterling silver brooch with diamante accents in classic bow shape.

Shop Kensington Palace Jewellery

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.

From £14.99

Vintage style ovals engraved glass champagne saucers, set of 2 (30169555)

Shop Kensington Palace Gifts

These official gifts and souvenirs are all inspired by Kensington Palace's rich royal stories, past and present.

From £7.99

Historic Royal Palaces retail product - drinking glasses, books and deer cushion

Shop homewares

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.

From £9.99