Royals have lived in Kensington Palace since 1689. Currently, Prince William and Kate live in the palace.

Inside the Kensington Palace are many museum attractions, where you can visit King William III’s and Queen Mary II’s, the palace’s first resident’s home. On the palace tour, you can get to know both the King’s and Queen’s areas, including living rooms and galleries. You can go around the palace on four different routes.

The building itself also has cafes and a store, where you can buy works related to the palace’s history, as well as souvenirs. Next to the palace is the Kensington Palace Pavilion, where you can get breakfast, lunch and a traditional English afternoon tea. Next to the Pavilion is the decorated Sunken Garden.

Getting there

The palace is in the Kensington Gardens area, which is East of Hyde Park, and the two areas make a combined park area, which you can easily access by foot. The nearest underground stations are Queensway (Central) and Notting Hill Gate (Central, District, Circle). Both are about a 10-minute walking distance away.


The palace is located in the Kensington Gardens area. On the opposite side of the road is Hyde Park. Right below the gardens is the Royal Albert Hall and slightly further are the Kensington museums, so the Natural History Museum and Science Museum.