Visit the home of Royals from the past and present

Originally known as Nottingham House, Kensington Palace was transformed from a small suburban villa into a country retreat in London. Kensington Palace is now a fashionable home for young or minor Royals and was commonly known as the ‘Party Palace’ by the end of the 17th century. Learn about the Royals who have lived in the palace for centuries and those who still live there. Walk through the Queen’s and King’s apartments, take a stroll through the gardens or complete a digital mission which is great fun for families.

Kensington Gardens flowers and trees

Plan Your Visit

Whether you want to spend hours in the palace grounds or pay a fleeting visit, plan your day around opening times and see what else you can fit in. Your tickets are valid for entry within 7 days after you have redeemed them and you can use them before, after or on the same day as your bus tour.


Kensington Palace, Kensington Gardens, London W8 4PX

Nearest Bus Stop

Blue Route stop 21 or Purple Route stop 77


Around 2 - 3 hours but no time limit


Wheelchair accessible guides for guests with visual or hearing impairments

Opening Times

Opening time vary between 10am-6pm

Redemption Information

Redeem your tickets for Kensington Palace with a member of staff at one of our manned bus stops, on board any bus with our driver, or at The Original Tour Visitor Centre by presenting your ID and eVoucher.

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Download Our Map

You may not be arriving in a horse-drawn carriage but you can make your way to visit Kensington Palace on a chauffeur-driven bus tour. Download our map and find the best route to the palace.

Looking for Hop-On Hop-Off Tickets?

Get your one day bus tour tickets here and benefit from added extras such as a free Thames river cruise.