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Kensington Palace

Explore the birthplace of Queen Victoria and home to young royals for over 300 years. Walk in the footsteps of royalty in Victoria’s re-imagined childhood rooms and the magnificent King’s State Apartments and Queen’s State Apartments.

Royal palace and gardens, with exhibits on former residents like Queen Victoria and Princess Diana.

The palaces in Historic Royal Palaces’ care are all owned by The Queen ‘in Right of Crown’. This means that Her Majesty holds the palaces in Trust for the next monarch and by law cannot sell, lease or otherwise dispose of any interest in the palaces. All of the palaces ceased being used regularly for royal court purposes in the 18th century and the government became responsible for their management, an arrangement codified in the Crown Lands Act 1851.

Currently, government responsibility rests with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media & Sport.


Kensington Palace is a royal residence set in Kensington Gardens, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London, England. It has been a residence of the British royal family since the 17th century, and is currently the official London residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke and Duchess of Kent, and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent.

  • To guarantee entry, we advise you pre-book tickets in advance with a timed entry slot but we will also welcome walk-ups where it is safe and we have capacity to do so. Members can book by logging in to the Member portal or show their membership card on arrival at a palace.
  • We will be using non-contact print at home or mobile tickets so please make sure you have your ticket or ticket reference with you when you visit.
  • You can arrive anytime within your scheduled timeslot
  • For all visitors age 11 or over, we advise wearing a face covering in our indoor spaces, shops and crowded places unless exempt.
  • Please only visit if you are feeling well. If you are unable to visit due to illness or government-imposed travel restrictions, you may be able to amend your tickets (subject to availability) by contacting our Customer Service team. Please do not book new tickets before contacting us, as your original tickets will not be eligible for a refund.


Explore the magnificent Kensington Palace.

Ticket prices (excl donation):

  • Adult: £16.00
  • Child: £8.00
  • Concession: £12.80
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  • Monday09:00 - 17:00
  • Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
  • Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday09:00 - 17:00
  • Friday09:00 - 17:00
  • Price Range 8 - 16
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