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Kensington Palace

Type:Historic House / Palace

Kensington Gardens, London, W8 4PX

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About

Discover stories from Queen Victoria’s life in her own words, as queen, wife and mother in the Victoria Revealed exhibition, told through extracts from her own letters and diaries. Follow in the footsteps of courtiers from the past in the sumptuous King’s State Apartments which show some breathtaking examples of the work of architect and painter William Kent, such as the Cupola Room and King’s Grand Staircase. Explore the intimate Queen’s State Apartments which lift the curtain on the lives of William III, Mary II, Queen Anne and Anne’s little son William, the last member of the Stuart dynasty.

Explore the new landscaped gardens, inspired by the famous lawns that existed in the 18th Century, relax in the wild flower meadow and stroll down the Wiggly Walk. Discover the majestic, 17th Century inspired, Sunken Garden and wander through the restored Cradle Walk offering unmatched views of the palace and gardens.

Spoil yourself and enjoy a leisurely lunch or an indulgent afternoon tea while you admire the tranquil splendour of Queen Anne’s Orangery, once the setting for the most lavish of court entertainments.

Spend time in the new free visitor rooms, browse through our elegant shops, and if you are feeling peckish, grab a tasty snack from the new Palace Café.

Parking: Nearby. Education/School Visits: Please book, 0844 482 7777.

Guide Prices

Call 0844 482 7777 or visit www.hrp.org.uk for more information.

Directions

Public Transport Directions

In Kensington Gardens Underground: Queensway on Central Line, High Street Kensington on Circle & District Line.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • Disabled Accessibility
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Facilities for the Disabled
  • Facilities for visually impaired
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
  • Facility for service dogs
  • Guide Dogs Permitted - All assistance dogs are permitted.
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors
  • Wheelchairs available - Wheelchair hire

Catering

  • Café
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant/catering
  • Restaurant

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities

Establishment Features

  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Cater for Corporate events
  • Conference facilities
  • Event venue
  • Gift shop
  • Licenced for Weddings & Civil Partnerships
  • Public toilets
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Wedding Venue

Parking & Transport

  • Off site parking

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted - Educational visits must be booked in advance.

TripAdvisor

Opening Times

Summer Opening 2019 (1 Mar 2019 - 31 Oct 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 18:00
Winter Opening 2019 (1 Nov 2019 - 28 Feb 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00

* Last admission: Summer - 5pm / Winter - 3pm
Closed 24th-26th December

Conferences/Functions up to 120 people.
Receptions up to 300.
Lunches up to 200.
Dinners 20-200.

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