Located on the western side of Hyde Park, Kensington Palace and its gardens are some of the jewels of London. It is managed by the Historic Royal Palaces charity and attracts over 400,000 visitors every year, making it the third most popular palace in the UK. Find out everything you need to know about Kensington Palace opening times, the best time to visit and getting there details before visiting the palace.
Relax at the in-house cafe or the Pavilion whilst enjoying the mesmerising view of the palace. Check out the Kensington Palace timings for the cafe and restaurant before visiting the attraction
The Queensway & Notting Hill Gate on the Central Line and High Street Kensington station on the District & Circle line are the closest tube stations from the palace.
Take bus numbers 70, 94, 148, and 390 to Bayswater Road or 9, 10, 49, 52, 70, and 452 to Kensington High Street.
Kensington (Olympia) and Paddington Station are the closest train stations from Kensington Palace. These stations are a 20 to 25 minute walk away hence tubes or buses that drop you closer are recommended.
The palace is located off the A40 Bayswater Road and the A315. From M4 drive until A4 and go until the junction with the B325 and turn left on to Gloucester Road. From here drive until the end of the road and at the A315 junction turn left, to reach the Kensington Palace entrance.
A. The generic opening times for Kensington palace is from 10 AM to 6 PM. Get more information on Kensington Palace opening times here.
A. Kensington Gardens is open to the public every day at 6 AM. Closing time varies. Get more information here.
A. Visitors are advised to spend at least 2-3 hours to make the most out of their experience.
A. The best time to visit Kensington Palace is post-lunch, around 2 PM - 3 PM. Most of the big tourist groups complete their tours around this time and you'll still have 2 more hours before the Palace closes.
A. Tube and bus are the easiest ways to reach Kensington Palace.