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Welcome to Kensington Palace, a regal haven in the heart of London that offers a captivating blend of history, art, and royal heritage. Step into the lives of monarchs past and present as you explore this magnificent palace and its enchanting gardens.

Situated in the prestigious Kensington Gardens, Kensington Palace has been a residence of the British royal family for over 300 years. As you approach its grand facade, you'll be greeted by a sense of awe, knowing that this is where kings and queens have walked before you. Step inside, and you'll be transported through time as you wander through the opulent state apartments.

Marvel at the intricate beauty of the King's and Queen's State Apartments, adorned with magnificent paintings, luxurious furnishings, and intricate tapestries. Discover the royal stories and secrets that whisper through the halls, gaining insight into the lives of notable figures like Queen Victoria and Princess Diana, who once called Kensington Palace home. Immerse yourself in the opulence of the Georgian era in the Queen's State Apartments, or explore the elegant and intimate spaces of the King's State Apartments.

But the allure of Kensington Palace extends beyond its grand interiors. Step outside into the meticulously manicured gardens and be transported to a tranquil oasis in the bustling city. Lose yourself in the enchanting Sunken Garden, which bursts with vibrant blooms and offers a peaceful retreat. Stroll along the iconic Long Water, surrounded by picturesque landscapes and elegant fountains.

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  • Kensington Palace building 1, 7 Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8 4PU, UK

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Open hours today: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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  • Tuesday


  • Wednesday

    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Thursday

    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Friday

    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Saturday

    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Sunday

    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • July 18, 2024 6:04 am local time

    The information on Monty's Guide website is advisory and some places have restricted access during temporary closures or special event days. Please be sure to check the website of the place you intend to visit before travelling

Additional visitor information



Wednesday to Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00
Last admission: 17:00

The Sunken Garden is open during palace opening hours with last entry at 17:45.

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