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Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace, a palace of secret stories and public lives has been influenced by generations of royal woman.  Experience life as a 17th and 18th century royal courtier whilst making your way through the magnificent King’s and Queen’s State Apartments adorned with magnificent paintings from the Royal Collection.  Victoria Revealed, set within the rooms Victoria lived as a child, this exhibition explores her life and reign as wife, mother, Queen and Empress

Disabled access: Please contact our reservations team for more information. The King’s State Apartments will be closed from Monday 17 March to Wednesday 16 April inclusive as an exciting new display of dazzling rooms to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the accession of George I to the throne, and the beginning of the House of Hanover is prepared. The other areas of Kensington Palace remain open to visitors.  


Kensington Palace unveils a palace of secret stories and public lives following a £12m major project to create a palace for everyone.

Visitors to Kensington Palace arrive through newly landscaped gardens and entrance hall to journey through the magnificent Kings and Queen's State Apartments as a courtier. Filled with stories of two royal courts; the House of Stuart and the House of Hanover 1698 -1714, your success will depend on who you know, how you behave and how you dress. The rewards are great, but there are pitfalls along the way!

Victoria Revealed, an exciting new permanent exhibition set within the rooms Victoria grew up in as a child, explores her life and reign through her own words. Imagine how she felt at just 17 years old on her first day as Queen at Kensington Palace, discover her romantic side through letters and gifts exchanged with Prince Albert and take a peep at moments of family life with her children.

Kensington Palace - How to get there?


Kensington Gardens, London, W8 4PX

Nearest Tube Station:

High Street Kensington

Directions from nearest tube:

Exit the station and follow signs for Kensington Gardens/Hyde Park. As soon as you reach the park, enter and the Palace is in front of you.

Tube Lines:

District, Circle

Bus Numbers:

70, 94, 148, 390 (Bayswater Road) or 9, 10, 49, 52, 70, and 452 (Kensington High Street)

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Booking Dates

Attraction Opened: 09-Jul-2015
Booking Until: 28-Feb-2016

Opening Times

Open daily from: 10am to 5pm (Last admission 4pm) November to February, 10am to 6pm (Last admission 5pm ) March to October

Age Restrictions

Child Policy: children under 5 are Free of charge

Pick Up Point

Please take your voucher/confirmation to the pre-booked Desk located located at Kensington Palace