Kensington Palace Tickets

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Opening hours

From the 1st of March until the 31st of October it is open daily from 10am until 6pm, the last entry is at 5pm. From the 1st of November until the 28th of February it is open from 10am until 4pm with the last entry at 3pm.

Kensington Palace is closed from the 24th- 26th of December. The palace is a working palace and is periodically closed throughout the year. Check the official website for closures at

https://www.hrp.org.uk/kensington-palace/visit/opening-and-closing-times/#gs.8smast

How to get there

Underground- High Street Kensington, Queensway and Notting Hill Gate are all a short distance from the palace.

Bus- 70, 94, 148 and 390 all stop on Bayswater Road while 9, 10, 49, 52, 70 and 452 stop on Kensington High Street.

Car- Kensington Palace is located within the London Congestion Charge Zone, there is a fee to enter this zone and finding a parking space in this area of central London is not an easy task. You are advised to use public transport.

Coach- Victoria Coach Station is just a few minutes away from the palace by bus.

FAQ

How much do tickets to Kensington Palace cost?
Adult tickets (aged 18-64) cost £17.50 online or £19.30 at the ticket office. Child tickets (5-15) cost £8.70 online and £9.60 on the day, while concessions tickets (full time student with ID or senior citizens aged 65+) cost £13.90 online or £15.30 at the ticket office.
Who is entitled to tickets at the disability rate?
Visitors with a registered disability can obtain a free ticket for their carer. This ticket can only be collected from the ticket office on the day of your visit and by showing proof of the disability such as a Blue Badge, Freedom Pass or letter from the DLA.
How long does a visit last?
You can spend as long as you like when visiting up until the scheduled closing time. Most visitors will take about 2 or 3 hours over their visit.
Is there a dress code at the palace?
There is no specific dress code in place although you are requested to dress respectfully and bear in mind families are present. If you are wearing any offensive slogans on your clothing you may be refused entry by the security staff.
Can I collect my online ticket on site?
There is no facility for this function at the palace. Tickets bought online will be posted to you or you can choose to print the tickets yourself. Otherwise you have to purchase tickets at the gate. There is a strict system for ensuring the maximum number of visitors at a time. If you are outside of your time slot you may have to wait until a space becomes available.
Is there a ‘fast track’ entry system?
There is no ‘fast track’ entry system all ticket holders can join the priority queue on arrival. Walk up visitors must join the queue for purchasing tickets these tickets are then sold subject to availability. All visitors must complete a security check before entry into the palace. There may be additional queuing inside the palace for some of the more popular exhibitions.

Must Know

London Pass
If you have a valid London Pass it should be scanned upon arrival. If you are visiting on a London Pass there is no need to pre-book a tour.
Promotions such as 2 for 1
Any promotional offers can only be used to buy tickets on the day of your visit and must be bought at the ticket office. Promotions cannot be used when booking through the website.
Lost property
If you have lost or mislaid anything during your visit then contact a member of staff and they will assist you. Alternatively if you have only discovered your loss after leaving the palace you use [email protected] to contact the palace staff and they will try to reunite you with your lost item(s).
Taking photographs
Within the palace you are welcome to take photographs for your personal use, although you are requested not to use flash photography. Inside the palace some items are forbidden to be photographed and these are clearly marked. Filming of videos, the use of tripods and selfie sticks is not permitted.
Tickets on your mobile device
We cannot accept online ticket receipts on a mobile device, all tickets bought online should be printed in advance of your visit. If you do not have access to a printer then you can use one at an internet café or printing shop. As a last resort, ticketing staff on site may be able to offer you a solution.
Guided tours
Within Kensington Palace, the only guides permitted to operate are authorized Blur Badge Guides. You can book a tour directly through Britain’s Best Guides or ITG.
Visiting the gardens
If you wish to visit the gardens at Kensington Palace and not the palace itself then you are not required to purchase a ticket. Features such as the Sunken Garden are free of charge and you are welcome to visit these spaces anytime the attraction is open.
The displays and collections
From the 24th of May 2019, two new exhibitions will open to mark 200 years since the birth of Queen Victoria. From that date there will be five permanent exhibitions on display at the palace and all are included in the price of your entry ticket.

Places Nearby

The Serpentine Galleries
The Serpentine Lake meanders through Kensington Gardens and either side of the lake are two galleries, the Serpentine Gallery and the Serpentine Sackler Gallery. Throughout the year there are 8 seasonal shows of their exhibits including a series of outdoor shows during the summer months. The shows include sculptures, artistic impressions as well as digital commissions. There are a series of educational programmes including outreach projects. The galleries are free to enter and open every day except Monday’s from 10am until 6pm.
Lambeth Palace
Lambeth Palace is one of London’s few remaining Medieval buildings and is the London home of the Archbishop of Canterbury. All tours of the palace must be booked in advance and include a guided tour of the Crypt, the Guard Room, Chapel and the Library.
Hyde Park
Hyde Park is one of the world’s greatest city parks. It covers an area of 142 hectares or 350 acres and contains more than 4,000 trees, a large lake, a meadow and some ornamental flower gardens. When visiting here it is easy to forget that you are in the middle of central London. On a visit here you can enjoy swimming, boating, cycling and during the winter ice skating. There are pitches and courts for team and individual sports including tennis, areas for horse riding as well as an exciting children’s playground. There are several attractions within the park and on Sunday’s you should head to Speaker’s Corner to hear the opinions of some of London’s public speakers.