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Essential information for visiting Kensington Palace.

Essential information for visiting Kensington Palace.

Updated 25 March. In line with Public Health England guidance, we have taken the decision to close all six of our palaces and gardens until 31st May. We will be reviewing this and will keep you updated. Please read our statement for further information. Read our statement

Visit essentials

Maps and facilities

We offer all the essential facilities and a few you may not expect, including advice and tips for a perfect day out.

  • Maps
  • Toilets and cloakrooms
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Health and Safety advice

Accessibility

We do everything we can to ensure disabled visitors enjoy the full palace experience.

 

Dedicated facilities, tours, carer tickets and wheelchair hire available.

Eating

Whether you just want a snack, or fancy a sit down meal, we have options available to suit your taste.

Kensington Palace Pavilion Restaurant and Tea Room: a favourite destination for breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea. 

Palace café: Light bites, hot drinks

Shopping

Shop for gifts and souvenirs inspired by this famous royal residence.

Our shop will be open throughout your visit, offering everything from souvenirs and gifts, to fine jewellery. You can also shop online and non-EU residents can buy tax-free.

Group visits

There are special offers and discounts for groups of 15-50 people (subject to availability).

We offer reduced admission for group bookings. Meal deals are also available.

School visits

We offer everything you need for the perfect educational visit.

Spaces are limited so book in advance.

You can include special sessions and workshops designed for pupils of all ages. Discounted entry for groups of 15 or more, on-site supervision and meal deals are also available.

Kensington Palace map

Download your map of the palace and gardens.

Kensington Palace map

Grab a coffee or enjoy afternoon tea

Enjoy delicious cakes, sandwiches and hot meals in one of our restaurants or cafes. 

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Photographs of Diana, Princess of Wales red Jasper Conran suit for Designing for a Princess exhibition at Kensington Palace.
Things to see

View an exquisite piece from the wardrobe of Diana, Princess of Wales alongside original sketches created for her during the design process.

Until 26 April 2020

Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

A floral display reading '200 years' outside the East Front of Kensington Palace, under a bright blue sky and surrounded by formal lawn. The palace is in the background.
Highlights Things to see

Walk in the footsteps of royalty in the beautiful Kensington Palace gardens, and admire the intriguing Sunken Garden.

Open daily

Kensington Palace

Free

Highlights Things to see

Wander through the lavish rooms of the King's State Apartments, each one grander than the last, at Kensington Palace.

Open daily

Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)