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Travel information for your visit to Kensington Palace

Travel information for your visit to Kensington Palace

Updated 2 July. Following government guidance, Kensington Palace is re-opening from 30 July. Read our visit information

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Plan Your Journey

Check here for up to date travel information to ensure a smooth journey to Kensington Palace.

Transport for London - journey planner

Travel disruption notices

Where possible, we aim to give notice of local events that may disrupt your travel to Kensington Palace. If you are visiting on the dates listed below it is advised you check Transport for London for travel advice. 

  • No known events

Public transport

London Underground and trains

  • High Street Kensington station (10 minute walk) – for the District, Circle and Piccadilly lines
  • Queensway station (10 minute walk) – for the Central line
  • Notting Hill Gate station (20-25 minute walk) – for Central, District and Circle lines
  • Paddington station (20 minute walk) - for National Rail


Routes 70, 94 and 148 stop along Bayswater Road

Routes 9, 49, 52, 70 and 452 stop along Kensington High Street


Local parking

There is no on-site parking at Kensington Palace. We recommend that visitors avoid coming by car as nearby car parking facilities are limited. The nearest car parks are:

Accessible parking

Due to conservation works on The Orangery at Kensington Palace, there is currently no on-site visitor parking available. For more information, please contact the Control Office: +44 (0)20 3166 6199

The London Royal Garden Hotel car park offers two disabled parking bays for Blue Badge holders. Disabled car parking can be found at various sites within Hyde Park. Parking is free for Blue Badge holders but are subject to a maximum visit time of four hours from Monday to Saturday.

More information on parking in Hyde Park

Other transport options

Coach drop off and collection

Coach drop-off and collection is available on request but is extremely limited. Spaces are operated on a first come, first served basis. It is unlikely that a space will be available if you provide less than 72 hours notice. 

To avoid disppointment, it is recommended that you reserve a drop-off and collection space immediately after booking. 

Please call Kensington Palace Control Office on +44 (0)20 3166 6199 to enquire about the availability of coach drop-off/collection reservations.


Cycle racks are available at the Sunken Gardens entrance to Kensington Palace.

Please note, cycling is not permitted in Kensington Palace gardens or on some paths in Hyde Park.

Full-length, standing, facing the viewer, head turned half to the right, wearing a white dress with a diaphanous blue wrap, holding a posie of flowers in her right hand; beside a path in a parkland setting, with Kensington Palace in the distance, on the right.
Things to see Highlights

Discover the story of Princess Victoria, the young girl destined to be queen, in the rooms where she was born and raised at Kensington Palace.

Open from 30 July

Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Portrait of Queen Victoria on a green background
Things to see Highlights

Explore Queen Victoria’s private life behind her carefully-managed public image in this major new exhibition at Kensington Palace.

Closed 5 Jan 2020

Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go 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 from 30 July

Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)