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Kensington Palace Tickets & Tours

Explore and get insights into this 300-year-old historical landmark, Kensington Palace. Browse through our collection of Kensington Palace attractions and visit them at a discounted price.
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Kensington Palace Tickets & Tours Guide

Kensington Palace is a 300-year-old landmark that has served as the residence of British royalty for generations now. Currently, it is inhabited by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Catherine Middleton. Explore the grounds, learn about stories of tragedy and fortune, discover the legacy of the famous Britain monarch, Queen Victoria, and admire the lavish interiors on a tour. If you are planning a visit, here is everything you need to know to choose the right Kensington Palace tickets, what to see here, commute, timings, and other details.

All Your Kensington Palace Tickets & Tour Options

Kensington Palace is one of the most-visited landmarks in London, attracting large crowds every year. There are three different types of Kensington Palace tickets that you can choose from depending upon your budget and time. General entry tickets are perfect for those who are on a budget and are in London for a short time. For those who want to see more of London, combo tickets are a good choice as it offers entry to not just Kensington Palace but to other London attractions such as Kew Gardens, Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, and more. If you are on a budget and want to make the most of your day in London, then the London Pass will be perfect for you as it offers discounted ticket prices for several landmarks.

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London Pass

With these tickets, you can enjoy direct entry to Kensington Palace. Enjoy unlimited access to all monuments and exhibits, such as the Princess Diana statue, the life and legacy of Queen Victoria, the majestic King's State Apartments and more. If you want to enjoy a Kensington Palace tour and are on a budget, general entry tickets are ideal for you.

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This ticket is perfect for exploring the 300-year-old residence of young royals, which is also the birthplace of Queen Victoria.
Combo tickets are the perfect choice if you want to explore not just Kensington Palace, but multiple iconic attractions in London such as Kew Gardens, Hampton Court Palace, and more. They help visitors not only save money but also time since they don't have to juggle multiple bookings.

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With this ticket, enjoy entry to Kensington Palace and Kew Gardens & Palace. Discover hundreds of beautiful plant and flower species at the Kew Gardens and get your fill of history at Kensington Palace.
This combo ticket offers the unique chance to explore all public areas at the Tower of London including the White Tower, the Bloody Tower, and the Crown Jewels Exhibit, along with entry to Kensington Palace. 
With this combo ticket, you can visit three royal landmarks in London: the Tower of London, Kensington Palace, and Hampton Court Palace, giving you a full history and culture refresher on British royalty.
The London Pass is perfect for those who are on a budget but want to make the most of their time in the city. This pass offers access to multiple activities, such as entry to over 80 attractions such as Kensington Palace, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and more, along with a free 1-day Hop-On-Hop-Off bus tour, and a digital guidebook . The pass allows you to save time, money, and get your fill of London.

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Which Kensington Palace Tickets Should You Go For?

Here are the best ticket options based on your various requirements:

If you are on a budget 

The best ticket option for budget travelers is a general entry ticket. These are reasonably priced and give you unlimited access to all attractions at the palace.

If you want to explore London over a couple of days

For exploring multiple attractions together, combo tours are the best choice. You can visit Kensington Palace along with other London attractions such as the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Kew Gardens, and more.

If you want to explore other top London attractions 

For those who wish to explore more of London over the stretch of a few days, the London Pass is a great option. It allows you to access over 80 popular attractions along with Kensington Palace, includes a digital guidebook, and offers a free 1-day London Hop-On-Hop-Off bus tour.

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Free Entry  

Children under 5 years of age can enter Kensington Palace for free. 

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Children who are aged 5 - 15 years, students aged 16-17 years, full-time students, and senior citizens over 64 years of age enjoy reduced pricing on Kensington Palace admission tickets. Family members with up to 2 adults and 2 children also get a discount on Kensington Palace tickets. 
Children aged 5-15 years can enjoy discounted prices for the London Pass. 

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Plan Your Visit To Kensington Palace London

Opening Hours

Getting There

Guidelines/Facilities

What are Kensington Palace opening times? 
Opening hours vary depending on the month and the season.
  • Summer: 2 March 2022 to 30 October 2022
Wednesday to Sunday: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, last admission at 5:00 PM.
On 26 May, 30 June, 28 July, 25 August, 29 September, and 27 October 2022, the palace closes at 5:00 PM.
  • Winter: 31 October 2022 to 1 March 2023
Wednesday to Sunday: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, last admission at 3:00 PM. On 24 November and 23 December, the palace will close at 3:00 PM.
When is Kensington Palace closed?
It is closed to visitors every Monday and Tuesday. The palace also stays closed from 24 to 26 December every year. 
How long is a Kensington Palace tour?
A tour can take approximately 2-3 hours to visit all the major attractions here.
When is the best time to visit Kensington Palace London?
The best time to visit Kensington Palace is after lunch on weekdays, between 2:00 to 3:00 PM. Most crowds would have completed their tour and you would have 2 hours left before the closure of the palace.
Where is Kensington Palace located?
Kensington Palace's location in Kensington Gardens, London W8 4PX, UK.
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Which is the nearest tube station is closest to Kensington Palace?
The nearest tube to Kensington Palace are Queensway and Notting Hill Gate on the Central Line and High Street Kensington on the District & Circle Line, all of which are about 10 minutes away on foot.
Can I take the bus to Kensington Palace?
Yes, visitors can take bus routes 70, 94, and 148 to Bayswater Road, which is a 10 minute walk from the palace. Bus numbers 9, 49, 52, 70, and 452 alight at Kensington High Street, which is also 10 minutes away on foot.
Is Kensington Palace London wheelchair accessible?
Yes, Kensington Palace London is wheelchair accessible. 
Is a storage facility available at Kensington Palace London?
There is no storage facility available here. Large bags, suitcases, or any rolling luggage will not be allowed inside the premises.
Are any dining options available at Kensington Palace London?
Visitors can dine at Palace Cafe and the Kensington Palace Pavilion for food and refreshments.
Which parts of Kensington Palace are accessible by the public?
Most parts of the Palace are open to the public including the King's State Apartments, the Queen's State Apartments, and the Royal Gardens.
Is photography allowed inside Kensington Palace London?
Visitors can take photographs for personal use without flash. However, filming and commercial photography is not permitted and requires permission from the administration.
Can I bring food to Kensington Palace Gardens?
Yes, visitors are allowed to picnic in the Kensington Palace Gardens.

Inside Kensington Palace London

A tour will take you through the luxurious rooms, lush gardens, majestic apartments, and Kensington Palace exhibitions. Here are a few things you must see inside Kensington Palace to get a better understanding of its history and significance.

Princess Diana Statue

Popularly known as the People's Princess, Princess Diana's statue was unveiled in the Kensington Palace Gardens in 2021. The statue is placed in the Sunken Garden where visitors can come to pay tribute to the Princess of Wales.

Queen Victoria Monument

Sculpted by Queen Victoria's fourth daughter, Princess Louise, a statue of Queen Victoria can be found near Kensington Palace. This white marble statue shows Queen Victoria at the age of 18 on her coronation day and is a Grade II listing.

Kensington Palace Gardens 

The State Apartments at Kensington Palace are surrounded by 270 acres of gardens featuring beautiful flowers and monuments. Visitors can stroll through the pathways of Kensington Palace Gardens and enjoy a picnic on the garden grounds.

King's Gallery

The King's Gallery is the largest stateroom in the King's State Apartments which was transformed by King George I in 1725. The room showcases the best paintings from the Royal Collection enhanced by the famous artist, William Kent.

Kensington Palace Chapel

Kensington Palace Chapel was built in the 1830s and is said to be the 'heart' of this palace. The chapel witnessed many private family services and occasions for the British monarchs over the years.

Nottingham Cottage

Nottingham Cottage is a house on the grounds of Kensington Palace that is considered a grace-and-favor property. From staff to the members of the British royal family, everyone has stayed in this cottage at some point.

King And Queen's State Apartments

There are two main state apartments built inside the palace. The King's State Apartments is the grandest one and features the Presence Chamber, the King's Gallery, the King's Drawing Room, and more. The Queen's State Apartments, the other main apartment, was built for Queen Mary and features stories from the Queen's daily life.

Kensington Palace Entrances

There are two main Kensington Palace entrances that visitors can use to reach the palace. From Bayswater Road, you can enter Kensington Palace Gardens and reach the palace. From High Street Kensington, you can reach the Kensington Palace Gardens entrance via Broad Walk or Dial Walk.

Post-COVID-19 Safety Measures at Kensington Palace London 

  • Visitors are requested to wear a face mask inside the buildings, shops, and crowded areas.
  • Everyone should maintain a safe distance from the staff and other visitors not in the group.
  • Hand sanitizers are available throughout the building for visitors and staff to use. 
  • The palace buildings are regularly cleaned and sanitized, especially high contact areas.
  • Guests are recommended to pre-book their tickets in advance to minimize contact.
  • Use contactless payment methods such as credit cards to pay for the Kensington Palace entry fee or food inside the palace.

Top Landmarks In London

A visit to the top landmarks in London offers a deep insight into British royalty and history. Here are the top landmarks that one must visit in London:

Tower of London

One of the top historical attractions to visit in the city, the Tower of London is a tribute to the British Monarchs. Visitors can take a tour of this landmark which has witnessed the reign of several kings and queens over the years with Tower of London tickets. It is one of the oldest sites in the city and is the best place to learn about the history of the kings and queens of Great Britain.

Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens, a UNESCO Heritage Site, is home to a diverse collection of flora and fungi. It is the most biodiverse garden in the world featuring over 50,000 living plants including 14,000 types of trees. Take a tour of the beautiful gardens, stroll on the Treetop Walkway, and marvel at the greenery with Kew Royal Botanical Garden Tickets.

Hampton Court Palace

The construction of the original Tudor Hampton Court Palace began in the early 16th century. Due to its beautiful architecture and surroundings, it has been home to many royals and monarchs including Henry VIII and his six wives. Queen Victoria opened this palace to the visitors in 1838 who came to admire the gorgeous interiors, amazing art collection, and the ghosts of the palace. With Hampton Court Palace tickets, you can take a tour of the most iconic palace in London.

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge is a must-visit attraction in London where you can enjoy a stroll on the glass-high walkways and admire the panoramic view of the city. You can admire several London attractions here including the Tower of London, St. Paul's Cathedral, and others from the bridge with the help of Tower Bridge London Tickets. There is also an exhibition on display to learn about those who helped in the construction of this iconic bridge.

St. Paul's Cathedral 

St. Paul's Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral in London that is popular as the seat for the Bishop of London. The church features one of the biggest domes in the world and has priceless art decorating the interiors of this building. Visitors can take a tour of this church to learn about its unique architecture and different styles used in the construction with St. Paul’s Cathedral tickets.

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey is a famous religious attraction in London and features many treasured artifacts. It was originally a coronation church in 1066 but it was Henry III who started building the present-day church in 1245. From the Coronation Chair to the Royal Tombs, you can explore the landmark with Westminster Abbey tickets and tours.

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle is another popular royal attraction that is popularly known as the home of the royals. Visitors can plan a visit to and learn about the 1000 years of British history by strolling through the stunning staterooms and chambers with the help of Windsor Castle tickets.

Buckingham Palace 

Buckingham Palace, home of Queen Victoria, is one of the iconic attractions that you must visit in London. The State Rooms at the Palace are open to the public for a few weeks in summer and a few dates in the winter and spring season. Visit the palace and learn more about the lifestyle and history of Queen Victoria with Buckingham Palace tickets and tours.

Salisbury Cathedral 

One of the oldest cathedrals in England, Salisbury Cathedral is a fine example of early Gothic architecture in England. It took 4 centuries to complete its construction and visitors come from around the world to admire its stunning architecture and beautiful surroundings. Located at a distance of 140 km from London, Salisbury Cathedral is a great day trip from the city as you can also visit Stonehenge which is located nearby. Plan a visit with the help of Salisbury Cathedral tickets.

Kensington Palace Tickets & Tour FAQs

Can I book tickets for Kensington Palace online?

Yes, visitors are recommended to purchase their Kensington Palace tickets online to get discounts and better deals on their tickets.

What safety measures are in place at Kensington Palace London?

Several safety measures have been implemented at Kensington Palace London including mandatory mask use, maintaining social distance, use of hand sanitizers, regular sanitization of high-contact areas, and more.

What are the different types of Kensington Palace tickets?

There are mainly three types of Kensington Palace tickets that visitors can choose from. Entry tickets offer direct entry to the palace, combo tickets allow visitors entry into top London attractions such as Hampton Court Palace and Tower of Bridge, and the London Pass, which allows you to visit 80 iconic attractions for free.

Are discounts available on Kensington Palace tickets?

Yes, children aged 5-15 years, youth aged 16-17 years, full-time students, and senior citizens over 64 years can enjoy reduced pricing on their Kensington Palace tickets. Children under the age of 5 get free entry.

Are Kensington Palace guided tours available now?

Yes, guided tours are available at Kensington Palace London.

What are Kensington Palace's opening times?

Kensington Palace opening times vary depending on the month and the season.
In the summers, from 2 March to 30 October, the palace is open from Wednesday to Sunday between 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, with final entry at 5:00 PM.
In winter, from 31 October to 1 March, it is open from Wednesday to Sunday between 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, with final entry at 3:00 PM.

How do I get to Kensington Palace London?

If you take the bus: routes 70, 94, and 148 alight at Bayswater Road, which is a 10 minute walk from the palace. Buses 9, 49, 52, 70, and 452 alight at Kensington High Street, which is also 10 minutes away on foot.
If you take the tube: Queensway and Notting Hill Gate on the Central Line and High Street Kensington on the District & Circle Line are the closest stations, all of which are about 10 minutes away on foot.

What is the best time to visit Kensington Palace London?

The best time to visit Kensington Palace is after lunch on weekdays, between 2:00 to 3:00 PM. Most crowds would have completed their tour and you would have 2 hours left before the closure of the palace.

What is the best time to visit Kensington Palace London?

The best time to visit Kensington Palace is after lunch on weekdays, between 2:00 to 3:00 PM. Most crowds would have completed their tour and you would have 2 hours left before the closure of the palace.

How long should I spend at Kensington Palace?

You can expect to spend around 2-3 hours exploring all the major highlights of Kensington Palace

Is Kensington Palace wheelchair accessible?

Yes, Kensington Palace is wheelchair accessible. They provide wheelchairs on a first come first serve basis as well.

Are there any dining options at Kensington Palace?

Yes, there is a Cafe and the Kensington Palace Pavilion restaurant where visitors can dine with a view of the royal buildings.
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