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Tickets for Kensington Palace

See the famous residence of the British royal family, where princes were raised

 
Flexible ticket: cancellable up to 24 hours before visit date (if selected)
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Wheelchair accessible
COVID-19 update
Due to the developments in the COVID-19 outbreak, we have extended our cancellation policy.

Overview

Highlights

  • Discover the intimate details and stories behind the public lives of Kensington Palace's residents
  • Explore the beautifully landscaped gardens and see where the royal family grew up - and currently resides
  • See fascinating royal exhibitions that illuminate the lives of Britain's most famous citizens

Exhibitions

Picture This: Life Through The Royal Lens
Now on  - Oct 31, 2020

Take a peek inside the private life of the royal family as Kensington Palace presents, for the first time, a collection of the family's personal photos.

Not only will visitors learn about how photography helped the public get closer to the royal family and the way it influenced their perception, but it also offers the chance to see some of the earliest photos taken of the monarchy.

The exhibit's display highlights the work of Cecil Beaton (the photographer behind iconic shots of Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn) and Norman Parkinson.

Description

An actual royal palace - it's where Prince William lives with the Duchess of Cambridge and their kids. Though you probably won't bump into them in the hallway, it's still a fascinating window into the lives of royals past and present.

London's Kensington Palace has been a royal residence for over 300 years. At Queen Victoria's behest, the State Rooms were opened to the public in 1899, on her 80th birthday. Since then it's been both a private residence for the royal family and a public museum.

Head up the magnificent Grand Staircase, visit the King's State Apartments, and the King's Gallery. The beautifully ornate Cupola Room and the Drawing Room will make you feel like you're among royalty (which, of course, you are).

Afterwards, swing through the Palace Gardens. Wander the shady Cradle Walk and look out upon the ornamental flowers in the Sunken Garden. It's a great opportunity to practice your royal wave.

Insider tip

Queen Victoria was born in the palace and met her eventual husband, Albert, there. It was only when she was crowned that she finally moved into Buckingham Palace.

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General Counsel

Ticket

What's included

Access to the Kensington Palace
Additional info

Admission Information:

Last admission one hour before closing.

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation may be available depending on your ticket selection
  • Changes are not possible for this ticket

Instructions

Print your smartphone ticket and show it at the admissions office of Kensington Palace.

Venue

Opening hours

Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed

How to get there

Kensington Palace
Kensington Gardens, London
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Ratings & reviews

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Mar 13, 2020
I was expecially impressed with the interactive "play" which brought everything to life, not just walking around looking at artifacts which I found made everything more realisic and quite wonderful,
Mar 12, 2020
Was good! Tour of King rooms was told with gusto by Joe!
Feb 14, 2020
I have to say i was quite disappointed in Kensington palace visit. The only part worth seeing are Queen Victoria's rooms & 3 stunning tiaras.

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