Guided tour

London: Three Palaces Guided Walking Tour and High Tea

4.5 / 5

14 reviews

Activity provider: Top Tasting Tours

London: Three Palaces Guided Walking Tour and High Tea

Activity provider: Top Tasting Tours

From US$ 119.34 per person

Take two hours and discover the most famous palaces of London, explore two Royal Parks, and indulge in the most delicious and traditional High Tea in the grounds of Kensington Palace.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at three Royal Palaces and enjoy the original Royal English Tea
  • Stroll through the most Royal Neighbourhood of London
  • Discover some of it's most fascinating stories about London's Kings and Queens
  • Walk past three palaces and see the main Royal Residence in London
  • Ride on one of London's iconic red buses to the Royal Albert Hall like a local
Full description

Discover the Royal Family's palaces and then experience the original Royal English Tea with traditional sandwiches, cakes, and scones on the grounds of Kensington Palace. Take in St. James Palace, the Mall, Buckingham Palace, and more. Ride a quintessential red bus to the Albert Hall.

Start with a stroll to St. James Palace and the Mall, Then, take a moment to see Buckingham Palace, the main Royal Residence in London, and try and witness the Changing of the Guard Ceremony. Maybe catch a glimpse of the mounted King's Life Guard Soldiers if the King is resident in London.

Next, jump on an iconic red bus and head to the Royal Albert Hall. See the Albert Memorial and take a leisurely stroll through Kensington Gardens. Soak in the beautiful gardens created 200 years ago and see where Prince Harry and William grew up.

Experience the full splendor of High Tea on the grounds of a breathtaking landmark and gain personal insights into the Royal Family and the fascinating history of Britain's national drink during the ceremony of afternoon tea.

Includes
  • Guide
  • Royal English Tea with traditional sandwiches, cakes, and scones
  • Selection of quality tea
  • Bottle of water
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to and from the meeting point
  • Alcohol at High Tea
  • Entry to the palaces
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Date

Meeting point

Meet next to the Ritz Hotel on Piccadilly between the Hotel and the Station by the park gate (black metal gates at the entrance to the Park). Green Park Station has multiple exits, and you need to be at street level on the south side of Piccadilly. If you are arriving by tube, take the Piccadilly exit (Southside). The Gates are 5 meters from the top of the steps directly ahead of you.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Umbrella
  • Camera
  • Credit card
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 14 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
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Our tour guide Anna was prompt, professional, courteous, and knowledgeable. The tour was at a good pace and we visited some places where the average person wouldn’t know about. The high tea at Kensington Palace was superb. It should be noted that you have to find your own way back from Kensington Palace as the tour ends there (was not a problem for us). Definitely a recommend.

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August 29, 2022

This was so fun and informative! David was an excellent and knowledgeable guide, and we walked through some lovely parks in addition to seeing the palaces. We walked to St. James Palace through Green Park, walked to Buckingham Palace, and then took a quick taxi to Hyde Park and Kensington Palace, where we had high tea in the restaurant next to the Princess Diana statue, complete with choice of tea, tiny crustless sandwiches, scones with butter and jam, and mini pastries (eclair, chocolate tart and Victoria sponge cake) PLUS a glass of sparkling wine, to end the tour. They were able to accommodate my vegetarian needs just fine. Note that you see the palaces from outside, not inside, which is how you cover so many in a short period of time. It was fun to learn about the history of each palace and surrounding parks and grounds while getting to see some areas of London that I hadn't seen before. Highly recommend!

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May 9, 2022

Our tour guide, David, was wonderful. Very accommodating when my mother needed a restroom, flexible and had insightful knowledge about the palaces. We enjoyed chatting and getting to know him a bit more over a lovely tea. The tea, sandwiches, scones and desserts were delicious, and they even provided to go boxes so we could take the rest with us. Thank you for a wonderful morning!

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April 29, 2022

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