Guided tour

London: Kensington Palace Gardens Tour with Royal High Tea

Activity provider: Top Tasting Tours
Guided tour

London: Kensington Palace Gardens Tour with Royal High Tea

Activity provider: Top Tasting Tours
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From US$ 121.54 per person

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

  • 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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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Umbrella
  • Camera
  • Water
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour will not wait for latecomers
  • This tour includes about an hour of walking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 103 reviews

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My 2 friends and I enjoyed the experience, but we thought it was rather rushed. We would have preferred a little longer having the afternoon tea. The guide was called Tom and he was very informative but he kept on about time and we felt it was not long enough

December 10, 2022

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

Product ID: 268097