Kensington Palace
Kensington Palace and Queen Victoria monument in London, UK
Kensington Palace and Queen Victoria monument in London, UK

Kensington Palace Tours and Tickets

12,518 reviews

As the official London home of the Prince and Princess of Wales—along with their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis—Kensington Palace's fame rivals that of Buckingham Palace. William and Kate aren't the only members of the royal family to walk its halls, though. The palace was first expanded by William III and Mary II. Later, King George II; Queen Victoria; Queen Anne; Princess Margaret; and Diana, Princess of Wales all called the palace home.

  • March–Oct 10am–6pm; Nov–Feb 10am–4pm
  • Kensington Gardens, Kensington & Chelsea, London, Greater London, W8 4PX

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Kim_P, Sep 2023
Fantastic morning
Walking tour was great. Saw the major events and areas of Westminster in a walk that last a little over 3 hours. We were given tickets for afternoon Kensington Palace tour for 2:30 pm. We were unable to make that part due to an already scheduled tour at 2 pm. Would check with tour agents about length of total event before booking other tours on the same day. Our tour guide Benedict was great. Insightful and fun guide. Highly recommend!
Jacob_T, Nov 2023
Definitely Worthwhile
Fun little activity. Walk around the park, hearing history and seeing a ton of dogs. Then tea and lunch at a Pavillion by the castle. Easily accessible via the underground (meets right by the station). Goes by fast, but definitely a worthwhile addition to a London visit.
Robert_E, Nov 2023
Delightful, delicious, experience!
We had a lovely tea with all the trimmings! The staff was very professional and added a very special plate of goodies, as it was our anniversary.
Xiaohui_L, Oct 2023
As great as expected
Our guide Dee gave us a lot information of the history of Hyde Park, the kings and queens at the time, and some fun and horrible facts related to them during the one hour nice and easy walk towards Kensington Palace garden. Of course, the high tea is the highlight, the taste and the presentation are both good! The sunny but cool weather is bonus to us all!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q:What are Kensington Palace hours of operation?
Kensington Palace hours of operation: March–Oct 10am–6pm; Nov–Feb 10am–4pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
Q:Should I book Kensington Palace tickets in advance?
We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Kensington Palace can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
Q:How much does it cost to visit Kensington Palace 2024?
Currently, an entrance ticket to Kensington Palace costs USD 25.69. Guided Kensington Palace tours start around USD 25.69 per person.
People Also Ask
Q:Is a tour of Kensington Palace worth it?
A:Yes, a tour of Kensington Palace is worth it. The palace offers after-hours Crown to Couture tours, which let you explore the royal residence without the crowds and provide you with tales and trivia that you’d likely miss out on if you explored alone. They also give more detailed insight into the fashion exhibition on show until October 2023.
Q:How long does a tour of Kensington Palace take?
A:A self-guided tour of Kensington Palace takes around one hour—there's plenty of signage to explain each of the rooms, which have been home to British royals for more than 300 years. The Crown and Couture tour of Kensington Palace takes 90 minutes, but you must arrive 15 minutes before your tour starts.
Q:Is there a dress code for visiting Kensington Palace?
A:No, there is no dress code for Kensington Palace. Wear comfortable shoes to make walking around the palace a breeze, and bring some lightweight layers to put on if you plan on exploring Kensington Gardens. You can’t take large luggage inside the palace, and there’s nowhere to store suitcases.
Q:What do you see on a tour of Kensington Palace?
A:On a self-guided tour of Kensington Palace, you’ll see the King’s and Queen’s State Apartments and the Victoria Revealed permanent exhibition. This exhibition is set in the rooms the monarch lived in as a child and explores the life and reign of Queen Victoria, who was born at the palace. You’ll also see a collection of royal fashion.
Q:Are there restrooms at Kensington Palace?
A:Yes, there are restrooms at Kensington Palace for ticket holders. There are accessible toilets at Stone Hall and restrooms at the café at the palace and the Piggott Galleries. There are also baby change facilities.
Q:What days is Kensington Palace open?
A:Kensington Palace is open from Wednesday through Sunday–it's closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. It's open from mid-morning until early evening, and the last entry is one hour before closing. The Sunken Garden follows the same opening hours as the palace, but the last admission is 15 minutes before closing.