Guided tour

London: Kensington Palace Gardens Tour with Royal High Tea

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London: Kensington Palace Gardens Tour with Royal High Tea

From US$ 121.71 per person

Experience the original royal family tradition of tea, sandwiches, cakes, and scones. Take a walk in the beautiful Kensington Palace Gardens on a guided tour before indulging in high tea at the Kensington Palace Pavilion.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Walk through the beautiful Kensington Palace Gardens
  • Hear interesting insights into the history of the royal family
  • Enjoy a traditional British high tea overlooking the magnificent Sunken Garden
  • Benefit from a private tour with a knowledgable guide
  • See the new Princess Diana statue
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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.
  • A classic high tea of sandwiches, cakes, and scones served with tea or coffee
  • Guided tour of the palace parks and the Sunken Garden
  • Kensington Palace is occasionally closed for private events
  • Transportation
  • Water
  • Entry to Kensington Palace buildings
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

• Meet outside of Queensway Underground Station   •There is only 1 exit • Please wait outside the station (next to the red phone box, on the corner of the road)

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  • It is essential that you arrive 10 minutes before the start of the tour
  • Please use a journey planner to ensure you leave enough time to get to the starting point
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4.8 /5

based on 16 reviews

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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!

December 21, 2021

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

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December 17, 2021

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!

November 1, 2021

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