Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace, perched on the edge of Hyde Park, where Queen Victoria was born and Princess Diana lived is steeped in history and has been a home to members Royal Family for over 400 years.

Today Kensington Palace contains the offices and London residences of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince Harry. It also contains the offices and residences of The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke and Duchess of Kent and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent.

Although the private apartments are not open to the public you can visit the historic state apartments.


Kensington Palace

What you will see

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Opening times
Kensington Palace is open daily except 24-26 December.

Summer 01 March - 31 October

  • Monday-Sunday: 10.00-18.00

  • Last admission: 17.00

Winter 01 November - 28 February

  • Monday-Sunday: 10:00-16:00
  • Last admission: 15:00


  • The Orangery is currently closed for conservation and restoration works
  • The Diana: Her Fashion Story exhibition will be closed between 16 to 25 April 2018?

Getting to Kensington Palace

Address: Kensington Palace, Kensington Gardens, London W8 4PX

By Tube

Nearest stations:

Queensway - Circle Line 8 minutes walk

Notting Hill Gate - Central, Circle and District line 14 minutes walk

By Bus

Bus no.: 9 - 10 - 49 - 52 - 70 - 452 - N9
All services accept Oyster Cards

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