Guided tour

London: Kensington Palace Gardens Tour with Royal High Tea

4.7 / 5

77 reviews

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$ 119.34 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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Wheelchair accessible
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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 Queensway Station and walk to Kensington Gardens. On a guided tour of the grounds and Royal Park, see the immaculately-maintained water features and formal areas which have witnessed so many Royal events over centuries. 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 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
  • Guide gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
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 (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.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

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  • It is essential that you arrive 10 minutes before the start of the tour, London can be very busy so please take this into account
  • Please use a journey planner to ensure you leave enough time to get to the starting point
  • . For the respect of other guests, the provider leaves on time and they cannot offer a refund if you miss the tour due to these factors
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Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 77 reviews

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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

Lovely tour and delicious high tea. Doug the guide was kind and generous with his time and knowledge. Doug shared interesting stories about London, the park, gardeners, the palace and the Royals. The high tea was in a beautiful position and had ample food. Highly recommend the outing and Doug as your guide.

July 10, 2022

This was our first time to Kensington palace gardens and we loved it. Doug, our tour guide was absolutely great. His knowledge of the history of the garden and surronundings made the tour every penny worth. The high tea at Kensington palace was delicious and we will come back some day.

June 28, 2022

Product ID: 268097