Kensington Palace Entrance Ticket

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Kensington Palace Entrance Ticket
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Kensington Palace, a palace influenced by generations of royal women and holds intriguing secret stories of the public lives who lived within its walls. Explore the magnificent state apartments and discover the story of Queen Caroline, the wife of George II, and her keen interests in the arts and sciences. Marvel at the magnificent artworks from the Royal Collection and the elegant 18th century decoration.
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In Brief

London, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
3 hours


Important InfoInfo
Visit: Kensington Palace, Kensington Gardens Kensington Gardens, London W8 4PX England

Kensington Palace unveils a palace of secret stories and public lives. Arrive through stunning landscaped gardens and be greeted by a statue of one of Kensington Palace’s most famous residents, Queen Victoria. Walk in the footsteps of Kings and Queens as you venture through the elegant state apartments. Filled with stories of two royal courts; the Stuarts and the Hanoverians, step back in time as you discover what you would have worn, how you would have had to behave and how to navigate the heady atmosphere of court at Kensington Palace.

Victoria – A royal childhood. Most are aware of the “unamused” older Queen Victoria, however through a display of objects relating to her early years, you will gain an intimate insight into the world of the creative and vibrant princess destined to rule over the greatest empire the world had ever seen. All within the permanent representation of Victoria’s childhood rooms, discover the princess’s education, family life, friendships and bitter struggles during her life under the strict “Kensington System”.

Emeralds (and diamonds) are a girl’s best friend! Don’t miss out on the chance to marvel at the breath-taking Tiaras commissioned for Victoria by her husband, Prince Albert. Featuring the magnificent diamond and emerald diadem, emerald neckless, earrings and brooch, this display is a true testament to the pure love Albert had for his wife.

Victoria – Woman and crown is a new exhibition in the Pigott Galleries uncovering the private woman behind the throne and re-examines her later life and legacy. Included in this exhibition are rare survivals from Victoria’s private wardrobe including a fashionable pari of silver boots. This intriguing story also reveals how her 9 children and 42 grandchildren extended her influence across Europe and the Empire. This exhibition will close 5 January 2020.

Palace Gardens – the beautiful gardens connect the palace with the landscape of the wider Kensington Gardens providing picturesque vistas. You will also be able to see the beautiful sunken garden, one of Princess Diana’s favourite spots and where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle posed for their engagement photos. Garden history tours are available in the summer months but hurry as places are on a first come first served basis!

Do you want to visit more Royal sites?

Upgrade to the Royal Palaces Pass to include admission to the Tower of London and Hampton Court. Your pass includes one visit to each attraction and is valid for two years. You'll have plenty of time to explore the stories and intrigues at each site at your leisure, as part of your own itinerary.


  • Entry/Admission - Kensington Palace


  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Time

Royal Palaces Pass 3/1/2019 - 2/29/2020

Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 05:30 PM
3/1/2020 - 2/27/2021
Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Kensington Palace Only 1/18/2020 - 5/14/2020
Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
5/15/2020 - 12/31/2020
Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Departure Point

Kensington Palace, located adjacent to the Kensington Gardens.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please note: Once the lead passenger name has been added this cannot be changed. Please bring a form of identification that matches the Lead Traveller name on your ticket, with you on the day of your visit, as this may be checked before entry is allowed
  • Please note: ticket is valid for entry on the day of purchase only
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Please note: Kensington Palace will be closed from 6-17 January 2020
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Visitors are strongly advised to check opening times before travelling to avoid disappointment

Booking Information

A paper voucher is required for this attraction/activity. You must print and bring your printed voucher with you on the day of the activity, as required by our local provider.

Cancellation Terms

Once booked, this trip is fully non-refundable

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

We enjoyed our walk through Kensington Palace. After high tea, it was enjoyable. We learned a lot about Queen Victoria. And it was a lovely day to be out and about.
• Submitted 14 Oct 2019
Wonderful tour of the Palace and the history. On the second floor an exhibit of Queen Victoria and her times. Very beautiful and personal story of an amazing Queen during the changes going on in the world and the UK.
• Submitted 14 Oct 2019
What a wonderful experience. I went in not knowing what to expect and the tour was far better than anticipated. Buying the ticket in advance made the entry process a bit faster, but not significantly. This is a must see for anyone travelling to London.
• Submitted 09 Oct 2019
Purchased my tickets at a nice discount (they will send you a coupon) with Viator. I printed the voucher but forgot it at the palace, but they still accepted my booking because I was able to email my confirmation to them! Everyone was super nice and the exhibit of Queen Victoria was outstanding. The gardens around the palace were so beautiful! The whole experience from booking to leaving was excellent! This tour is highly recommended!
• Submitted 05 Aug 2019
The rooms and grounds of Kensington Palace were gorgeous. Really enjoyed the exhibits for Queen Victoria' 200th Birthday.
• Submitted 31 Jul 2019
Favourite place was the wing describing Queen Victoria and her great love for Albert. A beautiful place and above all felt like a place where a family was raised with love. Beautiful sunken gardens. No guide for this tour. Easy to navigate
• Submitted 08 Jul 2019
Great venue, gardens and monarchy history tucked on the edge of Hyde Park. Still have to cue to trade in Viator/trip advisor advance purchase tickets so no real time savings.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Great place
• Submitted 16 Jul 2018
Enjoyed all the exhibits, especially all the information about Queen Victoria. There is a person in each room and one young gentleman who was in the dining room where you can actually sit at the table! shared a lot of great information about Victoria and how she became Queen. The nice thing about this tour was that there was no specific entrance time, so we were able to arrive when it suited us best. Luckily there was absolutely no line when we went there on a Tuesday around noon time. Very enjoyable.
• Submitted 18 Apr 2018
Very straightforward and easy to pickup our tickets. We toured on our own and staff was readily available to answer questions. My daughter loved Princess Diana's fashion section which was a collection of our wardrobe pieces. The surrounding gardens and nearby pond were beautiful!
• Submitted 08 Apr 2018
We enjoyed this do it yourself tour. We pre-purchased the tickets so that we could budget our stay in London so we didn't have to come up with cash or CC to purchase the tickets.
• Submitted 20 Feb 2018
Loved thoroughly the palace and garden
• Submitted 10 Feb 2018
We love to go at our own pace, so this was the perfect way to see Victoria's childhood home.
• Submitted 29 Jan 2018
Kensington is so beautiful!
• Submitted 12 Jan 2018
Great day trip to the Palace, along with high tea at the Orangery.
• Submitted 08 Jan 2018
Really nice exhibits with very friendly guides.
• Submitted 28 Dec 2017
You enter direct, saves times because the ticket line was long even before the palace opened.
• Submitted 03 Dec 2017
Thoroughly enjoyed looking around, Seeing Princess Diana's dresses.
• Submitted 19 Nov 2017
Great tou
• Submitted 19 Nov 2017
Loved this Palace. Enjoyed the Diana exhibit.
• Submitted 13 Nov 2017
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 12 Nov 2017
Absolutely loved the Diana dress exhibit!
• Submitted 02 Nov 2017
So glad we got to see Kensington. Beautiful grounds and gardens. The Diana exhibit was wonderful. Had a great tour inside and out and ended with desert at the cafe.
• Submitted 01 Nov 2017
Memorable experience. Walking in the footsteps of a truly great lady.
• Submitted 31 Oct 2017

In Brief

London, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
3 hours


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