Guided tour

London: Kensington Palace Gardens Tour with Royal High Tea

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Activity provider: Top Tasting Tours

London: Kensington Palace Gardens Tour with Royal High Tea

Activity provider: Top Tasting Tours
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From US$ 121.50 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
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Meet outside of Queensway Underground Station. There is only 1 Entrance. Please wait outside the station next to the red phone box.

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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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Absolutely wonderful!”Beautiful” One of the best highlight of our vacation to England.Simon,was our tour guide and what a pleasant to have met him.Simon, very informative of the history of England.If you have the opportunity to visit London,I suggest very highly to take the tour of Kensington Gardens.Simon, Thank you again for one of the Best Day of my trip to England.Blessing❤️

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June 21, 2022

Our guide Dough was EXCELLENT…very knowledgeable, easy going and polite. His command of historical landmarks, both past and present was most impressive. Dough was able to answer all our questions and he engaged with each of us because of his warm and friendly manner. I’d rate the tour an A+ because of his expertise.

May 13, 2022

Doug was an amazing tour guide who knows Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park like the back of his hand. He was also charming and clearly enjoyed sharing his knowledge of the park and gardens. I throughly enjoyed my time with Doug and discussing the history of the area and my interest in the Royal Family. I highly recommend taking this fantastic tour and enjoying the delicious high tea at the end.

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May 12, 2022

Product ID: 268097