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Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace


Discover stories from Queen Victoria’s life in her own words, as queen, wife and mother in the Victoria Revealed exhibition, told through extracts from her own letters and diaries. Follow in the footsteps of courtiers from the past in the sumptuous King’s State Apartments which show some breathtaking examples of the work of architect and painter William Kent, such as the Cupola Room and King’s Grand Staircase. Explore the intimate Queen’s State Apartments which lift the curtain on the lives of William III, Mary II, Queen Anne and Anne’s little son William, the last member of the Stuart dynasty.

Explore the new landscaped gardens, inspired by the famous lawns that existed in the 18th Century, relax in the wild flower meadow and stroll down the Wiggly Walk. Discover the majestic, 17th Century inspired, Sunken Garden and wander through the restored Cradle Walk offering unmatched views of the palace and gardens.

Spoil yourself and enjoy a leisurely lunch or an indulgent afternoon tea while you admire the tranquil splendour of Queen Anne’s Orangery, once the setting for the most lavish of court entertainments.

Spend time in the new free visitor rooms, browse through our elegant shops, and if you are feeling peckish, grab a tasty snack from the new Palace Café.

Facilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Venue approved for civil marriage

Parking: Nearby. Education/School Visits: Please book, 0844 482 7777.

Opening details

The palace is open 7 days a week all year round, except 24 - 26 December and 26 - 30 January. The Orangery is open 7 days a week all year round, but occasionally closes for functions.

1/3/15-31/10/15. Daily 10-5pm.


Adult £17.50, Child (under 16, Children must be accompanied by an adult)Free, Concessions (Full-time students, over 60yrs with ID)£14.10, Annual membership £47.00. Call 0844 482 7777 or visit for more information.

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Map reference: TQ 258799  Lat: 51.50489 Long: -0.18813

In Kensington Gardens Underground: Queensway on Central Line, High Street Kensington on Circle & District Line.


  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Venue approved for civil marriageVenue approved for civil marriage

Parking: Nearby. Education/School Visits: Please book, 0844 482 7777.