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London: Kensington Palace Gardens Tour with Royal High Tea

1. London: Kensington Palace Gardens Tour with Royal High Tea

Meet your guide at the meeting point and walk to the iconic Kensington Palace. On a guided tour of the palace’s gardens, walk around the immaculately-maintained grounds where you will be given interesting insights into the history of the royal family and Britain's most beloved drink: tea.  Kensington Palace is most well known for being home to members of the British royal family like Princess Diana, Prince Harry, and now Prince William and Kate Middleton (along with Prince George, Prince Louis, and Princess Charlotte). See the famous Sunken Garden before ending the walk with an indulgent high tea in the breathtaking surroundings of Kensington Palace Pavilion. You will be served a selection of afternoon tea sandwiches which include classics such as egg mayonnaise and cress, smoked salmon and cream cheese, roast ham and English mustard, and cucumber and fresh mint. Taste traditional scones made with Welsh butter filled with cream and jam and a selection of fine afternoon tea cakes.

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London: Three Palaces Guided Walking Tour and High Tea

2. London: Three Palaces Guided Walking Tour and High Tea

Discover the Royal Family's palaces and experience the original Royal English Tea with traditional sandwiches, cakes and scones on the grounds of Kensington Palace. Stroll to St. James Palace, Buckingham Palace, and catch a cab to Albert Hall. Take a moment a Buckingham Palace, the main Royal Residence in London, and try and witness the Changing of the Guard Ceremony. Catch a glimpse of the Queen's Bodyguard: the mounted Queens Life Guard Soldiers. Jump in an iconic Black Cab and head to Albert Hall. See the Albert Memorial, and leisurely stroll in Kensington Gardens. Soak in the beautiful gardens Prince Albert created for his wife Queen Victoria and find where Prince Harry and William grew up. Experience the full splendor of High Tea in a breathtaking landmark and gain personal insights into our royal family and the fascinating history of our national drink during the ceremony of afternoon tea.

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London: Changing of the Guard Walking Tour

3. London: Changing of the Guard Walking Tour

Find the prime vantage points that most people miss and see this time-honored tradition from outside Buckingham Palace. Follow your guide on a dynamic journey that will take you through each stage of the entire Changing of the Guard ceremony from beginning to end. Navigate the crowds easily and quickly. Let your guide take you to the best spots with unobstructed views for taking photos of the palace, gardens, and parade grounds. Marvel at the precision with which the Queen’s Foot Guards march to Buckingham Palace, clad in their iconic red tunics and bearskin hats. Admire the gleaming coats of the Household Cavalry’s horses as they emerge at Horse Guard’s Parade. As you watch, hear about the history of this fascinating ceremony and gain invaluable insight into every detail of this British spectacle.

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London: Semi-Private Kensington Palace & Gardens Tour

4. London: Semi-Private Kensington Palace & Gardens Tour

Explore one of London’s royal palaces on a small-group tour, visiting the State Apartments of Kensington Palace and its gardens. Enjoy access to the Royal Style in the Making Exhibition to view the magnificent wedding dress of Diana from 1981. With our direct morning access, enter Kensington Palace to view the home of royalty for over 300 years. Before the crowds arrive to view the Kings and Queens State Apartments. Your guide will take you on an incredible journey unveiling the life of Royalty including Queen Victoria, Kate the Duchess of Cambridge, and Princess Diana. Take in the breathtaking scenery while listening to historical and sensational stories of Royal icons past and present. Explores the birthplace rooms of Queen Victoria where visitors can walk in the footsteps of royalty in Victoria's re-imagined childhood rooms. Continue over the magnificent Royal Style in the Making Exhibition to view Princess spectacular Diana’s 1981 Wedding Dress. Walkout to the world-famous Royal Garden setting. Here you will enjoy an exceptional overview of the Palaces Gardens, a decadent display of colors and tranquility. As you stroll the gardens with your guide, learn how these beautiful gardens began life as a King's playground and how for over 100 years and how the gardens were part of Hyde Park and hosted Henry VIII’s huge deer chase.

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London: Westminster Walking Tour and Kensington Palace Visit

5. London: Westminster Walking Tour and Kensington Palace Visit

Explore 30 of London's most incredible sights on this attraction-packed historical walking tour that takes you through some of the city's most famous neighborhoods. Listen to your guide as they tell you stories of the history, culture, and legends of England's capital city. Start your tour in the beautiful royal parks and then head on to Buckingham Palace where you can watch the famous Changing of the Guards ceremony. Later, marvel at the architecture of Westminster Abbey, peer into Downing Street and visit the bustling Trafalgar Square. Journey past historical Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament and then onto London Bridge to visit Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, The Shard, HMS Belfast, Tower Bridge, The London Eye, and the Tower of London. After all of this, head to Kensington Palace, which has been home to several young royals over the last 300 years. Walk in the footsteps of royalty in Victoria's re-imagined childhood rooms and the magnificent King's State Apartments. Afterward, enjoy a stroll through the famous Sunken Garden.

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London: City Highlights Bike Tour

6. London: City Highlights Bike Tour

Visit London’s must-see sights and attractions by bicycle as well as off-the-beaten-track hot spots that tour buses can’t reach. You’ll hear quirky tales about London’s amazing and sometimes bizarre history on this unique bicycle excursion. You’ll cycle at a comfortable pace along riverside pathways, dedicated bike lanes, and park routes. Possible tour stops include London’s major highlights, including the London Eye, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and Buckingham Palace. Other places of interest that you may see include Admiralty Arch, Trafalgar Square, Chinatown, Covent Garden, and St. Paul's Cathedral. Listen to amusing anecdotes about London from your knowledgeable guide, and make stops during the day.

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London: Private City Highlights Car Tour with Transfer

7. London: Private City Highlights Car Tour with Transfer

Discover London in privacy and luxury with a private, chauffeur-driven tour of the city center, and see the city’s top attractions away from the hustle and bustle of organized group tours. Sit back and relax as your private driver takes you past sights such as Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, the Houses of Parliament, and more, depending on the option selected. Tailor your perfect day along with your driver and stop at the points that most interest you. Ask your driver all the questions you’ve ever had about historic London.

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London: City Highlights Bus Tour

8. London: City Highlights Bus Tour

Enjoy London from a unique viewpoint with a bus tour through the city. Take advantage of the comfort of a bus as you tour the main sights accompanied by a knowledgeable guide. Drive past landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, and more, depending on the option selected. Make stops along the way, and learn interesting facts about each landmark from your guide.

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London: British Royalty Walking Tour

9. London: British Royalty Walking Tour

Take a gentle stroll through some of the most famous streets in the world. Hear amazing stories about the monarchy and their connection to various parks and monuments in London. See royal landmarks such as Kensington Palace, Green Park, the Royal Mall, Clarence House, Admiralty Arch, Westminster Abbey, and Trafalgar Square, depending on the option chosen. Hear majestic stories that surround each place. Visit Buckingham Palace, the most famous residence of the Queen. Admire the imperial exterior of the building and look out for the famous red-coated soldiers of the Household Cavalry or Queen’s Foot Guard.

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London: Royal London Tour

10. London: Royal London Tour

Discover the spectacular royal sights and monuments of London on this wonderful morning tour through the city. Begin the day with a panoramic drive around Parliament Square, and admire the stunning Westminster Abbey, where Prince William and Kate Middleton got married. Pay a visit to the Royal Albert Hall and Albert Memorial, and then continue the tour to St. James's Park. Stop before the beautiful Buckingham Palace to marvel at the colorful ceremony of the Changing of the Guard, backed by an impressive military band. End the fascinating tour in Victoria at around noon, at which point your guide will be happy to give suggestions for lunch and assistance with transportation back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Kensington Palace

Overall rating

3.4 / 5

based on 45 reviews

My cousin and I met up for this wonderful perfect tour of Kensington Gardens - Kathy is a Londoner born and bred whereas my Dad was a Londoner - this tour showed a part of London that I was not fully aware of - but we had a perfect guide and host who was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable with the history of London that I have come home and ordered two books that he had talked about - David joined us for our tea and was fun to talk too - highly highly recommended - Thank you Barbara and Kathy

We had a great tea experience at kensington garden! Our tour guide was very patient( we were late) informative, and pleasant! The tea experience itself was classy and the food was delicious! It was nice to walk around the garden and learning the history. It’s Definitely one of the highlights of our trip!

Our tour guide Simon was amazing! The information and walk around the garden was lovely. I would not have enjoyed the garden like I did without this tour. The afternoon tea was delicious and a great end to a nice walk. I would do this tour again and I highly recommend!

It was a great day. The tour guide is informative, fun and friendly. It was a great way to sight see around London. In case you're worried about London traffic - you don't cycle anywhere dangerous. I would and have been recommending this activity to others.

Wasnt what we expected, but we saw parts of Hyde Park we had never been through before. David was very informative and it was a good tour. The Royal afternoon tea was lovely and very much worth it.