Guided tour

London: Kensington Palace Gardens Tour with Royal High Tea

4.7 / 5

95 reviews

Activity provider: Top Tasting Tours

London: Kensington Palace Gardens Tour with Royal High Tea

Activity provider: Top Tasting Tours

From US$ 108.64 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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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • 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 Sunken Garden
  • Benefit from a tour with a knowledgable guide
  • See the new Princess Diana statue
Full description

Explore the famous Kensington Palace Gardens on a guided tour and see the immaculately-maintained water features, formal areas, Sunken Garden, and more. Marvel at the beautiful surroundings before savoring tea with a selection of sandwiches, cakes, and scones.

After meeting your guide, take a walk to Kensington Gardens. You will gain 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, 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 the 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.

Includes
  • High tea of sandwiches, cakes, and scones
  • Tea or coffee
  • Glass of sparkling wine (if option selected)
  • Guided tour of the palace parks and the Sunken Garden
  • Transportation
  • Water
  • Entry to Kensington Palace buildings
  • Guide gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet outside of Queensway Underground Station (Central Line) at the entrance to the station. The entrance is around the corner from the exit on Queensway. Please wait outside the station next to the red phone box and red post box. Please use a journey planner to ensure you leave enough time to get to the starting point. For the respect of other guests, the activity provider leaves on time and they cannot offer a refund if you miss the tour due to these factors.

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Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 95 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    5/5

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It was wonderful to learn so much from our skilled guide Simon! The tea itself was nice, with their gluten free offering being tasty but unnecessarily more basic than the regular option (for example the regular cucumber sandwiches also had shredded cucumber on top but the gf did not, and I can’t imagine why they wouldn’t be made the same). In order to have time to really look and take photos of some of the beautiful spaces (or even see some of the main features) we did need to go back into the park on our own after the tea, but that wasn’t a hardship. Just allot extra time in your schedule for doing so so that you’re not disappointed.

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October 6, 2022

Doug was an excellent guide. He is super knowledgeable and made the entire walk really entertaining. He even gave us a “tour” of our food, sharing with us what each piece is. Would highly recommend the tour to anyone who comes to London. Was the most enjoyable part of my trip!

September 22, 2022

I would give 10 stars if I could! The company was very accommodating and communicated with us the whole time and helped us when we were late due to our own mistake. David and Anesthesia were wonderful tour guides. The tour felt personal and they were both so kind and charming. I especially enjoyed the tea time, and the knowledge they give you about tea. Would highly recommend!

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July 18, 2022

Product ID: 268097