Historic Royal Palaces - A royal residence since 1689, Kensington Palace was the official home of Diana, Princess of Wales.See all Reviews
Kensington Palace has been a royal residence for over 300 years, and it was here that Queen Victoria was born and spent her childhood and, recently, the palace was home to Diana, Princess of Wales. Set within the tranquillity of Kensington Gardens, this is the most intimate of royal palaces, not simply an impressive stage for the ceremonies of court life but a charming and much-loved home. The magnificent State Apartments give a glimpse of court life, with an impressive display of paintings from the Royal Collection.
This intriguing garden was laid out during the reign of Edward VII and re-creates the formal gardens that existed at Kensington Palace in the 17th century when it was admired by Samuel Pepys, amongst others, as 'a might fine cool place... with a great layer of water in the middle'.
The Orangery Café and Restaurant provides a wide range of refreshments from morning coffee and light lunches to afternoon tea. A children's menu is also available. All food is home-made daily on site.
Kensington Palace Opening Hours:
Summer 10.00am to 6.00pm (April - October)
Winter 10.00am to 4.00pm (November-March)
Last admission 1 hour before close
Closed 24, 25 and 26 December
Please note, you will require a printed copy of your ticket.
Evan Evans E-tickets are valid on your nominated date, or on any other date during normal opening hours, for up to 30 days afterward. All dates are subject to availability and the supplier reserves the right to alter its opening times/service at short notice. Tickets can only be used for one visit and will be taken in by the supplier upon exchange.