Tickets for Kensington Palace
- Admission to Kensington Palace
A real royal residence set in Kensington Gardens, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London, England. Home to Prince William, Duchess of Cambridge, and their family.
The palace gives you a glimpse into how life is lived in a royal palace. Kensington Palace has been a royal residence for over 300 years. Some of the property was opened to the public in 1899 by order of Queen Victoria, on her 80th birthday. Ever since that time it has been both a royal residence and open to the public. You can experience the grandeur of the Grand Staircase, visit the King’s State Apartments, and the King’s Gallery, amongst other areas.
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Kensington Palace Interesting Facts
- Kensington Palace has been a royal residence for more than 300 years
- It was where Princess Diana lived after she married King Charles (then Prince Charles) and its now where Prince William lives with his family
- The staircase of the Kings Apartment are surrounded by beautiful works of art in the form of frescoes that were painted by William Kent and the scenes are of historical visitors to the palace.
- The Palace Gardens are incredibly beautiful having been redone in 2012.
- Its a wonderful place to visit.
Kensington Palace Useful Information
Kensington Palace Address: Kensington Palace, Kensington Gardens, London, W8 4PX
How to get to Kensington Palace:
Via Tube/Underground: Queensway Underground Station on the Central Line is about a 10-minute walk to Kensington Palace. High Street Kensington Underground Station on the Circle and District Lines is also about 10-minutes walk to Kensington Palace.
Via Bus: Bus Routes 94, 148, 274 stop along Bayswater Road. Then a short walk. Bus Routes 9, 49, 52, 70 and 452 stop on Kensington High Street.
Kensington Palace Opening Times
Closed: November – March
Opens: April 2023: 10:00 AM
Frequently Askes Questions About Kensington Palace
Q: Is Kensington Palace a royal residence?
A: Yes, Kensington Palace is home to members of the royal family. Currently used by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children.
Q: When was Kensington Palace built?
A: A long time ago! Built in 1609 but not as a royal residence. It was later purchased by the royal family (King William III & Queen Mary II) in 1689 and at that point it was converted into a royal residence!
Q: Can you visit Kensington Palace?
A: Absolutely and we sell the tickets on this page! To confirm, not all rooms in Kensington Palace are open to the public though, only a select few including the State Rooms and other exhibition areas.
Q: How many rooms does Kensington Palace have?
A: Quite a few! Kensington Palace, although not the largest royal residency, still has over 300 rooms which are used for a mixture of reasons including state rooms, private apartments for use by the royal family and offices for various roles and positions in the staff of the royal family.
Q: Who has lived at Kensington Palace?
A: Various members of the royal family have lived at Kensington Palace over its time as a royal household including Queen Victoria, Princess Diana and the current residents are the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Q: Can you get married at Kensington Palace?
A: Yes you can! However although that is the quick and easy answer, its not quite a straight forward as that! You can only get married in certain areas of the property and you do need royal household approval to do so, but YES you can!!!