Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace

Historic Royal Palaces

Available to 31 August 2024

Book now from £25.40

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Welcome to Kensington Palace, the magnificent royal residence in the heart of London

This majestic palace has been home to some of the most iconic figures of the British royal family, now it's your turn to walk the same regal footsteps. 

Kensington Palace was originally a mansion built in 1605 for Sir George Coppin. It wasn't until the 17th century that the mansion was purchased by King William III and Queen Mary II, who then transformed it into the stunning palace we know today. Over the years, the palace has been home to many famous royals, including Queen Victoria, Princess Diana, and currently, the Prince and Princess of Wales.

The palace offers a wide range of activities and attractions that are perfect for a fun day out. Start your visit by exploring the stunning State Apartments, which have been beautifully restored to their original glory. You'll be transported back in time to the Georgian and Victorian eras, where you'll see rooms filled with incredible artwork, furniture, and decorations.

Also make sure to check out the lavish King's State Apartments where you can take pictures of the magnificent King's Grand Staircase. 

With so many things to do in Kensington Palace, there'll be something for everyone on your royal days out in London

One of the main things to do for kids at Kensington Palace is the Princess Diana Memorial Playground. The playground is perfect for children of all ages and features a huge wooden pirate ship, a sensory trail, and plenty of space to run around and have fun. And the best part? It's free!

If you're a gardening-enthusiast then don't miss the opportunity to stroll through the palace's stunning gardens. Filled with beautiful flowers, fountains, and sculptures, they make the perfect place to take a break from the hustle and bustle of busy city life.

And of course, no visit to Kensington Palace is complete without a trip to the gift shop. Here you'll find a wide range of royal-themed souvenirs, from mugs and keychains to tea towels and royal wedding memorabilia.

Book tickets to your London day out at Kensington Palace today!

So whether you're a history buff, a nature lover, or just looking for a fun day out, Kensington Palace has something for everyone. Come and explore this iconic royal residence and discover the magic and beauty of one of London's most beloved landmarks.

Be sure to book your anytime day tickets for Kensington Palace and check out the other Historic Royal Palaces at Hampton Court Palace and the Tower of London
Kensington Gardens,
London W8 4PX
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How to find us

By car

There is no on-site parking at Kensington Palace. We recommend that visitors avoid coming by car as nearby car parking facilities are limited. The nearest car parks are:

  • Q-Park Queensway (10 minute walk)
  • Euro Car Parks, Hyde Park/Bayswater Road (10 minute walk)

By train

London Underground and Train Routes: 

  • High Street Kensington station (10 minute walk) – for the District, Circle and Piccadilly lines*
  • Queensway station (10 minute walk) – for the Central line
  • Notting Hill Gate station (20-25 minute walk) – for Central, District and Circle lines
  • Paddington station (20 minute walk) - for National Rail and the Elizabeth line

By bus

  • Routes 94, 148 and 274 stop along Bayswater Road
  • Routes 9, 49, 52, 70 and 452 stop along Kensington High Street
  • Café
  • Gift shop
  • Toilets
  • Dogs are not permitted within the palace, courtyards or gardens unless they are trained assistance dogs.
  • You can enjoy unlimited free Wi-Fi when you visit the Palace.

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