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London: Kensington Palace Gardens Tour with Royal High Tea

1. London: Kensington Palace Gardens Tour with Royal High Tea

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.

Royal Family Walking Tour of London

2. Royal Family Walking Tour of London

Get a glimpse of the Royal history of England, and see 5 iconic London palaces on this 2-hour walking tour. Have a nice walk in central London (Westminster) with your professional and experienced local guide. Begin at Green Park station, and head to Pall Mall while hearing the stories about the Spencer house and Lancaster house. Continue to Clarence house which is still the home of King Charles III. See Buckingham Palace, the official London residence and principal workplace of the British monarch. Then the Royal Guards come for the ceremony, and you will see (and hear!) them several times during the tour. Slow down a little in St. James's Park - home to the famous swans and pelicans. Go on to St. James's Palace, where several members of the Royal family still keep apartments. Throughout the tour, your guide will show you the Royal family tree and explain how the monarchy works in Great Britain. You will also have a chance to delve into some of the royal scandals and speculate on the most popular members of the Royal family.

London: Three Palaces Guided Walking Tour and High Tea

3. London: Three Palaces Guided Walking Tour and High Tea

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.

London: Westminster Walking Tour and Kensington Palace Visit

4. London: Westminster Walking Tour and Kensington Palace Visit

Explore 30 of London's most incredible sights on this attraction-packed historical walking tour that takes you through some of the city's most famous neighborhoods. Listen to your guide as they tell you stories of the history, culture, and legends of England's capital city. Start your tour in the beautiful royal parks and then head on to Buckingham Palace where you can watch the famous Changing of the Guards ceremony. Later, marvel at the architecture of Westminster Abbey, peer into Downing Street and visit the bustling Trafalgar Square. Journey past historical Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament and then onto London Bridge to visit Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, The Shard, HMS Belfast, Tower Bridge, The London Eye, and the Tower of London. After all of this, head to Kensington Palace, which has been home to several young royals over the last 300 years. Walk in the footsteps of royalty in Victoria's re-imagined childhood rooms and the magnificent King's State Apartments. Afterward, enjoy a stroll through the famous Sunken Garden.

London: The Age of Steam and Progress Guided Walk

5. London: The Age of Steam and Progress Guided Walk

Explore the event of the Great Exhibition of 1851 during a walking tour in London, accompanied by a guide. Learn the story that was the showcase for British pride and industrial wealth, Admire Albert Memorial, and get a breathtaking birds-eye view of the city from the Wellington Arch. Begin with a stroll through the former site of the Crystal Palace in Hyde Park. Hear stories of the exhibits, characters, and the Victorian technological marvels that were on display. Make your way towards Buckingham Palace to learn about the politics, class, social mores, and urbanism of Victorian times. Paint a mental picture of London as the much different city it was, at the center of a much different world by stripping your surroundings from the sensory stimuli of modern times. Then, enter the famous Wellington Arch and view London from above, while listening to stories of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, one of the most revered (and often hated) Victorians. Move on to London’s famous Clubland along Pall Mall, where you’ll discover the history of the Gentlemen’s Clubs while catching a glimpse of the opulence and magnificence of the remaining clubs.

London: Private Full Day Tour with Driver/Guide

6. London: Private Full Day Tour with Driver/Guide

On this London tour it’s all here to see, including Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, St. Paul's Cathedral, Tower of London, Notting Hill, Portobello Road and many more. This tour is perfect for first time visitors to London or those looking to get the best out of a single day. Begin by exploring the City of Westminster. See the famous Changing of The Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace (when available), Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, Trafalgar Square, St James's Park, St James's Palace, Clarence House and much more. This is normally an extended stop with a two hour walking tour with photo stops for the major sights. Then drive into the amazing City of London for photo stops at St Paul's Cathedral, the Tower of London and Tower Bridge before a short stop for lunch. Continue with a short drive through central London to Kensington for photo stops at Kensington Palace, Albert Memorial, Royal Albert Hall, Natural History Museum and V&A Museum. Finish with another short drive to Notting Hill for photo stops and maybe some shopping time at nearby Portobello Market.

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What people are saying about Kensington

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 9 reviews

We had a great time! Geraint was knowledgeable, well versed, and lots of fun. Please tell him that “Domesday” was simply how they spelt “Doomsday@ back then. High tea was fabulous!

Great place to visit full of history audio tour was easy to use also noticed it is wheelchair accessible. Worth a visit

Great Discovery and very informative The tickets could include a voucher at the castle restaurant

Very important to reserve before as Tickets for the day are normally sold out

It was wonderful. Simon was a perfect guide for us!