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Kensington Palace Tickets - Discover the Home of Royals

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  • Your tickets include access to Kensington Palace, the State Rooms, displays, and all public areas of the palace and gardens.
  • Explore two new exhibitions to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria's birth at Kensington Palace.
  • The revealing new exhibition, Victoria: A Royal Childhood, is included in your Kensington Palace ticket
  • Explore the different chambers and sections of the King's State Apartments including the Presence Chamber, the Privy Chamber, and the King's Staircase and be awed by its numerous artworks.
  • Walk around the beautiful Kensington Palace Gardens. Learn intimate secrets and stories regarding the Stuart dynasty which are hidden in every nook and corner of the Kensington Palace.
  • The tour has flexible hours, leaving you free to explore the Palace at your own pace. The Palace opens at 10 am while the last admission time is 5 pm during summers & 3 pm during winters.
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24 hours before the schedule.

Kensington Palace Reopens Post COVID-19

Kensington Palace is now open to the public in line with the latest Government guidance. Effective measures have been put in place to ensure maximum security at the palace. Read on to learn about your Kensington Palace tickets and what to expect during your visit.

COVID-19 Safety Measures at Kensington Palace

  • It is mandatory for visitors to book their Kensington Palace tickets online before arriving at the venue. 
  • Non-contact print at home or mobile tickets will be used in order to enter the Palace.
  • Visitors can arrive anytime within the scheduled time slot
  • Guests above the age of 11 are required to wear face coverings in the Kensington Palace indoor indoor spaces.
  • Visiting capacity has been significantly reduced for each day.
  • Social distancing of 2m must be maintained at all times. 
  • One way routes, signs and floor markings have been implemented to ensure physical distancing is maintained throughout. 
  • Visitors will get the option to amend the booking to a new date or get a complete refund if the Kensington Palace closes due to COVID-19 government restrictions.

Your Kensington Palace Tickets Explained

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  • With your Kensington Palace tickets discover the 300-year old residence of young royals, and the birthplace and intimate childhood home of Queen Victoria. 
  • Gain access to cover the luxurious Kensington Palace apartments, marvel at the masterpiece paintings of William Kent, visit various chambers and lots more. 
  • Check out the Formal gardens and the exotic Victorian plant collections including, Trachycarpus Fortunei, Luma Apiculata, Tropaeolum Speciosum, Cryptomeria Japonica, and many more.

Cancellation Policy: Get a full refund on canceling Kensington Palace tickets up to 24 hours before the schedule.

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The London Pass - Unlimited Attractions Pass
  • Your London Pass access gives you entry to Kensington Palace along with one-time, free access to London’s 80+ attractions and experiences for a duration of 1,2,3,4,5,7 or 10 days
  • Explore the city with sightseeing buses and audio guide experience with a 1-day free Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour. 
  • The pass is valid from the time it is activated at the first attraction. You can then visit your chosen attractions at your own pace for the selected duration. 

    Cancellation Policy: This can be cancelled anytime during the life of the pass, as long as it has been activated. 

What is the Best Way to Buy Tickets? Book Kensington Palace Tickets Online

The best way to purchase your Kensington Palace tickets is to buy them online. This offers a safe and contactless transaction. Additionally, it offers the following benefits:

  • Convenience: Skip the hassle of standing in long queues and book your ticket with a click. We are also available on phone, chat, and email 24/7 to answer all queries.
  • Advance booking: You can book your Kensington Palace tickets weeks in advance and avoid the disappointment of tickets selling out quickly
  • Great discounts: Our platform offers the best discounts online for this adventurous experience.

Kensington Palace Discount Tickets

  • Admission Tickets to Kensington Palace - Children between the age group of 5 to 15 years, youth between the age group of 16 to 17 years, senior citizens above 64 years and family members upto 2 adults and 3 children can avail discounts for Kensington Palace tickets
  • Cashback: Ensure to sign up before placing your reservation to gain upto 5% cashback. These credits will be added to your online wallet and can be used later for any experience with us. 
  • The London Pass - For the London Pass, children aged 5-15 enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).

Explore Kensington Palace

Explore what's inside Kensington Palace before visiting the UK's most iconic landmark.

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The King’s State Apartment

The King’s State Apartments consists of the The King's Staircase, The Privy Chamber, the Presence Chamber, The King's Drawing Room, The King's Gallery, The Cupola Room and The Council Chamber. Don’t miss out on the magnificent ceiling painted by William Kent in 1723 which looks new to date.

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The Queen’s State Apartment

The Queen’s State Apartment is dedicated to Queen Mary and time she spent during the day’s she and King William lived in Kensington Palace. It features the Queen’s Staircase, the Queen’s Gallery that is filled with ornamental artefacts, the Queen’s closet, the Queen’s Bedroom and lots more.

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Modern Royals

Modern Royals section, recently renamed to “Fashion Rules Restyled” comprises a set of 5 rooms that display an elegant collection of royal wardrobes worn by 3 royal women - Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret and Princess Diana. You will also get to see the Queens wearing the gowns and sketches of dress ideas scribbled by historic designers that are on display.

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Victoria Revealed

The Victoria Revealed exhibition is inspired by Queen Victoria’s journals. Here you’ll get the chance to witness the rooms where she once lived, along with displays of her personal objects. Kensington Palace gives one an intimate account of Queen Victoria’s life from the time she was born, to the time when became the Queen, her accomplishments and more.

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Sunken Garden

The Sunken Garden is a secluded green oasis born back in 1908 that changed a potting shed into a classic ornamental garden. It features an elaborate gardening style with a range of flowers, ornamental pond and rotational seasonal flowers influenced by the celebrated style back in the 18th century. Don’t miss out on the White Garden, a natural space brimming with more than 12,000 hand-planted flowers all in cream and white.

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Kensington Garden

Kensington Garden was initially a part of Hyde Park. When the Royal family shifted into Kensington Palace, this western half of Hyde Park was sectioned off to make the grounds for the Royals. Apart from the Kensington Palace and Sunken Garden within the Kensington Gardens, there is a lot more to see in this lush land. Albert Memorial, Statue of Peter Pan, Italian Gardens and The Arch are a few worth visiting.

Plan Your Visit to Kensington Palace

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Summers - 21st April - 31st October 
From 7 June - 30 September
Wednesday to Sunday: 10 AM - 6 PM, Last admission at 4:30 PM

From 1 October - 31 October 
Wednesday to Sunday: 10 AM - 6 PM, Last admission at 4 PM

Duration: It would approximately 2-3 hours to fully cover Kensington Palace
Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit Kensington Palace is post lunch, around 2PM - 3 PM as most of the big tourist groups complete their tours by this time and you'll still have 2 more hours before the Palace closes.

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Kensington Palace Address: Kensington Gardens, London W8 4PX, UK 

  • Tube: The Queensway & Notting Hill Gate on the Central Line and High Street Kensington station on the District & Circle line are the closest tube stations from the palace.
  • Bus: Take bus numbers 70, 94, 148, and 390 to Bayswater Road or 9, 10, 49, 52, 70, and 452 to Kensington High Street.
  • Train: Kensington (Olympia) and Paddington Station are the closest train stations from Kensington Palace. These stations are a 20 to 25 minute walk away hence tubes or buses that drop you closer are recommended.
  • Car: The palace is located off the A40 Bayswater Road and the A315. From M4 drive until A4 and go until the junction with the B325 and turn left on to Gloucester Road. From here drive until the end of the road and at the A315 junction turn left, to reach the Kensington Palace entrance.
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  • Toilets - Toilets are available at Stone Hall and in Cafes. All toilets have disables access
  • Baby Changing Facilities - Guests with children can avail the baby changing facilities at the palace. 
  • Wi-Fi - Kensington Palace provides free Wi-Fi access to all 
  • Dining - The Palace Café and The Kensington Palace Pavilion offer a wide range of delicious food and drink.
  • Shopping - Shop for gifts and souvenirs are available at Kensington Palace.
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  • Free Carer Ticket - Visitors are allowed to bring an accompanying carer free of charge
  • Guide Dogs - All recognised guide, assistance or service dogs, including assistance dogs in training are allowed into the palace. Ensure that they are wearing a designated jacket or lead slip. Owners should also carry the dog’s ‘Assistance Dog’s (UK)’ identification book. 
  • Blind/Partially Sighted - Low light levels have been installed. Discriber tours are also following for King’s State Apartments and Victoria: A Royal Childhood.
  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing - BSL interpretation tours are available for King’s State Apartments and Victoria: A Royal Childhood.
  • Limited Mobility - Kensington Palace provides ground-level access from Kensington Gardens. All three floors are accessible via lift. Wheelchairs are available on a first come first served basis.
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  • Suitcases/large bags will not be permitted into Kensington Palace
  • Photographs without flash are allowed at the palace. However, filming is strictly prohibited at Kensington Palace. 
  • Items such as weapons, including knives and fireworks, smoke bombs, pepper spray are not allowed into the palace.
  • Please do not allow children to touch or eat the plants and refrain from approaching the wildlife at the Kensington Garden
  • For safety reasons, the use of balls, frisbees, scooters, bicycles and rollerblades are not allowed in the gardens

Visitor Tips 

  • The best time to visit Kensington Palace is post-lunch, around 2 PM - 3 PM as most of the big tourist groups complete their tours by this time.
  • The best view from Kensington Palace is from the window in the King’s Drawing Room. Don't forget to peek out here and click pictures galore!
  • Watch out for the rare 17th-century wind dial in the King's Gallery which is functioning to date.
  • If you're travelling with kids, plan your trip on the last Saturday of the month in order to make it for the Funtastic Saturdays. There's something exciting happening for kids below 13 on these days and will keep them entertained while you explore British royal history.
  • Using the coach or tube instead of the train is recommended despite the high prices as the closest train station is a good 45-minute walk away.
  • Exhibitions themed around royalty are held at Kensington Palace year-round. Try coinciding your trip with an ongoing exhibition as they are free of cost and are a great value addition!
  • If you're looking to traverse the Kensington Gardens without having to walk all of it, look out for the Liberty Drives golf cart. They have 7 pick points around the garden and provide free mobility to anyone who wants to quickly manoeuvre through the 760 acres of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens.

All Your Questions Answered About Kensington Palace Tickets

Q. Is Kensington Palace open now?

A. Kensington Palace is now open for visitors to enter.

Q. Is it safe to visit Kensington Palace post COVID-19?

A. London Eye has taken up the necessary measures to ensure public safety at all times. This includes mandatory temperature checks at all times, usage of signs and floor markers to follow social distancing protocol, rigorous cleaning regulations and more.

Q. How much do Kensington Palace tickets cost?

A. Kensington Palace ticket price starts at £23

Q. What is the best way to buy Kensington Palace tickets?

A. The best way to purchase Kensington Palace tickets is to book them online. This way you get vouchers for great offers and can also reserve slots well in advance, granting access to the venue for the date of your choice.

Q. Can I buy Kensington Palace tickets online?

A. Yes, Kensington Palace tickets are now available for visitors to purchase online.

Q. Who can avail London Eye discount, if any?

A. Children between the age group of 5 to 15 years, youth between the age group of 16 to 17 years, senior citizens above 64 years and family members upto 2 adults and 3 children can avail discounts for Kensington Palace tickets For the London Pass, children aged 5-15 enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).

Q. What is the cancellation policy for Kensington Palace tickets?

A. Standard Experience tickets can be cancelled up to 24 hours before the schedule.

Q. Do I need to print my London Eye tickets?

A. No, you do not need to print the tickets for Kensington Palace. You can show the ticket on your mobile and begin your experience.

Q. How long does it take to cover Kensington Palace?

A. It takes approximately 2-3 hours to explore Kensington Palace.

Q. Do you need an ID for Kensington Palace?

A. Yes, you are required to bring a photo ID to gain entry into Kensington Palace. Any ID with a clear picture of the individual on it will suffice.

Q. What is the best time to visit Kensington Palace?

A. The best time to visit Kensington Palace is post lunch, around 2PM - 3 PM as most of the big tourist groups complete their tours by this time and you'll still have 2 more hours before the Palace closes.