About Kensington Palace from 5th April
A palace of secret stories and public lives, Kensington Palace, situated in beautiful parkland in the centre of London was designed as a royal residence for William III & Mary II by Sir Christopher Wren. More recently it has been the official residence to Princess Margaret, Diana, Princess Of Wales, and the home to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their family. A visit reveals the surprising stories of many of the palace’s inhabitants over the centuries.
Palace Gardens – The beautifully transformed gardens reconnect the building with the landscape of Kensington Gardens providing picturesque walks and fantastic vistas.
King’s State Apartments – Climb the magnificent King’s Staircase where Georgian courtiers peer down on you, marvel at the impressively decorated rooms and discover the fashionable world of the curious court of George II and Queen Caroline.
Queens State Apartments – Explore the small intimate rooms where the great tale of the Stuart dynasty reaches its tragic conclusion.
Please present your ticket to staff upon arrival either printed or on your mobile device
Toilets are available
The palace cafe and Kensington Palace Pavilion Restaurant and Tea Room are open. You can enter both without a palace admissions ticket.
The Kensington Palace Shop is located near to the cafe and open Wednesday to Sunday from 10:00 - 18:00. Last Entry is 17:45. YOu can enter the shop without a palace admission ticket.
You are welcome to take non-commercial photographs (without the use of a flash) within the palace in most cases. Some items or imagery may be prohibited from being photographed and this will be clearly signposted.
Kensington Palace has ground-level access from Kensington Gardens. All three floors of the palace are accessible by lift.