Tickets for Kensington Palace

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

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  • 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

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.

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Kensington Palace
Kensington Gardens, London
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Wheelchair accessible
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Last admission one hour before closing.

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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422 Reviews

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.
Feb 10, 2020
Staying in a Hotel close to High Strret Kensington this was an ideal trip out, close enough to walk and most interesting. The information re Queen Victoria's childhood was very well portrayed
Jan 22, 2020
Very enjoyable and informative .

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