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London: Kensington Palace Gardens Tour with Royal High Tea

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

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.

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London: Three Palaces Guided Walking Tour and High Tea

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

Discover the Royal Family's palaces and experience the original Royal English Tea with traditional sandwiches, cakes and scones on the grounds of Kensington Palace. Stroll to St. James Palace, Buckingham Palace, and catch a cab to Albert Hall. Take a moment a Buckingham Palace, the main Royal Residence in London, and try and witness the Changing of the Guard Ceremony. Catch a glimpse of the Queen's Bodyguard: the mounted Queens Life Guard Soldiers. Jump in an iconic Black Cab and head to Albert Hall. See the Albert Memorial, and leisurely stroll in Kensington Gardens. Soak in the beautiful gardens Prince Albert created for his wife Queen Victoria and find where Prince Harry and William grew up. Experience the full splendor of High Tea in a breathtaking landmark and gain personal insights into our royal family and the fascinating history of our national drink during the ceremony of afternoon tea.

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London: Changing of the Guard Walking Tour

3. London: Changing of the Guard Walking Tour

Find the prime vantage points that most people miss and see this time-honored tradition from outside Buckingham Palace. Follow your guide on a dynamic journey that will take you through each stage of the entire Changing of the Guard ceremony from beginning to end. Navigate the crowds easily and quickly. Let your guide take you to the best spots with unobstructed views for taking photos of the palace, gardens, and parade grounds. Marvel at the precision with which the Queen’s Foot Guards march to Buckingham Palace, clad in their iconic red tunics and bearskin hats. Admire the gleaming coats of the Household Cavalry’s horses as they emerge at Horse Guard’s Parade. As you watch, hear about the history of this fascinating ceremony and gain invaluable insight into every detail of this British spectacle.

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London: Semi-Private Kensington Palace & Gardens Tour

4. London: Semi-Private Kensington Palace & Gardens Tour

Explore one of London’s royal palaces on a small-group tour, visiting the State Apartments of Kensington Palace and its gardens. Enjoy access to the Royal Style in the Making Exhibition to view the magnificent wedding dress of Diana from 1981. With our direct morning access, enter Kensington Palace to view the home of royalty for over 300 years. Before the crowds arrive to view the Kings and Queens State Apartments. Your guide will take you on an incredible journey unveiling the life of Royalty including Queen Victoria, Kate the Duchess of Cambridge, and Princess Diana. Take in the breathtaking scenery while listening to historical and sensational stories of Royal icons past and present. Explores the birthplace rooms of Queen Victoria where visitors can walk in the footsteps of royalty in Victoria's re-imagined childhood rooms. Continue over the magnificent Royal Style in the Making Exhibition to view Princess spectacular Diana’s 1981 Wedding Dress. Walkout to the world-famous Royal Garden setting. Here you will enjoy an exceptional overview of the Palaces Gardens, a decadent display of colors and tranquility. As you stroll the gardens with your guide, learn how these beautiful gardens began life as a King's playground and how for over 100 years and how the gardens were part of Hyde Park and hosted Henry VIII’s huge deer chase.

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London: Westminster Walking Tour and Kensington Palace Visit

5. 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.

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London: Private City Highlights and Harry Potter Black Cab Tour with Transfer

6. London: Private City Highlights and Harry Potter Black Cab Tour with Transfer

Discover London's historic monuments and the film locations from the Harry Potter movies on a sightseeing tour by iconic black cab. A private guide will take you past landmarks that include Westminster Abbey, where British royalty has been crowned since 1066. Stand outside Buckingham Palace and watch the traditional Changing of the Guards ceremony. See the seat of government at the Houses of Parliament and famous Big Ben. Pass the fabulous department store of Harrods, and the stylish shops of Kensington. Then stop for lunch in an historic pub, right on the banks of the River Thames. Continue to the Tower of London, and walk around the most impressive medieval fortress in Britain. See the old and new buildings of the City of London, the square mile that the Romans built more than 2,000 years ago. During the course of your tour, you will visit shops that are over 300 years old and still trading, visit a pub that sells corpses, see a house with false windows, and learn the story of Winston Churchill’s cigar chair. You will also look for all the locations of the legendary Harry Potter movies, including the Leaky Cauldron of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone”. Discover the bridge destroyed by Death Eaters in “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.” Trace the broomstick flight down the Thames that Harry took in “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.” And drive to King’s Cross Station to stand by Platform 9 ¾.

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London: 1-Hour Guided Tour of the Royal Albert Hall

7. London: 1-Hour Guided Tour of the Royal Albert Hall

Make your way to London's leafy Kensington neighborhood and enter the beautiful Royal Albert Hall to take a 1-hour guided tour through its salubrious history and lavish interiors. Start your tour at Door 12, where you will be greeted by one of the hall's knowledgeable and friendly tour guides. Follow them on a magical journey around the iconic building, visiting front of house areas and the Queen's Royal Box and private suites, decorated with wallpaper designed by William Morris. Experience the excitement as the concert hall prepares for its next performance, and soak up the spirit of the stunning auditorium, where so many of the world's stars have performed to acclaim. Get breathtaking views from the Gallery, and hope to see an artist in rehearsal (not guaranteed)! End back at Door 12 and get the opportunity to round your tour off with lunch or afternoon tea in the Verdi Restaurant (located on the Grand Tier) or with a simple coffee and pastry from the Cafe Bar. It is also where the Gift Shop is located for souvenirs. Show your tour ticket to receive a 10% discount on your treats! 

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From London: Windsor, Bath, Stonehenge & Salisbury Day Trip

8. From London: Windsor, Bath, Stonehenge & Salisbury Day Trip

Mystical Stonehenge You'll never forget your first glimpse of spectacular Stonehenge, its monolithic rocks rising up against the skyline on Salisbury Hill. Theories abound about the mysterious rock formation. Was it intended as a religious temple? An astronomical clock? A Bronze Age burial ground? Salisbury Sample the splendor of Salisbury! Soaring into the skyline, the spire of Salisbury Cathedral stands at an astounding 123m (404ft)! Erected 800 years ago, the revolutionary spire is considered one of the leading examples of Early English architecture. Delve into the charms of the bustling market at your leisure. Bath Standing proudly on the slopes of the River Avon, beautiful Bath was the first city in England to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. The gorgeous 15th century Bath Abbey, the stunning Georgian architecture, the romantic Pulteney Bridge, modeled on Florence's Ponte Vecchio, are all sights to linger on in the memory of your day. Explore the delights of Bath at your leisure. Windsor  Windsor is a stunning English town, rich in history and located on the River Thames. The town is famed for its royal connections, and is home to Windsor Castle which is the queen’s official residence. Surrounded by gorgeous countryside, it has a diverse mix of history, culture and heritage so is well worth visiting while in the UK.  This tour will finish at approximately 8:00 PM in London.

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London: Beatles Magical Mystery Bus Tour

9. London: Beatles Magical Mystery Bus Tour

This 2.5-hour bus tour will give you an overview of The Beatles personal and professional lives from the early 1960s onwards. Starting in the fashionable borough of Kensington, your tour guide will start by pointing out the spot where The Beatles had their first London photoshoot. As your tour continues around London, your guide will share stories about John, Paul, George, and Ringo’s lives and careers. As you listen to the classics, you'll learn about Beatlemania and the ups and downs of the band's career. Another of the tour’s highlights is in St John’s Wood, outside Abbey Road Studios. Here, you’ll be able to walk over the famous zebra crossing as seen on the album cover of Abbey Road. After 2-5 hours of Beatles facts and fun, your tour comes to an end with a walk from Marylebone Station to the London Beatles Store where you can shop for merchandise or ask your tour guide any final questions.

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London: City Highlights Bike Tour

10. London: City Highlights Bike Tour

Visit London’s must-see sights and attractions by bicycle as well as off-the-beaten-track hot spots that tour buses can’t reach. You’ll hear quirky tales about London’s amazing and sometimes bizarre history on this unique bicycle excursion. You’ll cycle at a comfortable pace along riverside pathways, dedicated bike lanes, and park routes. Possible tour stops include London’s major highlights, including the London Eye, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and Buckingham Palace. Other places of interest that you may see include Admiralty Arch, Trafalgar Square, Chinatown, Covent Garden, and St. Paul's Cathedral. Listen to amusing anecdotes about London from your knowledgeable guide, and make stops during the day.

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What people are saying about Kensington

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 219 reviews

My cousin and I met up for this wonderful perfect tour of Kensington Gardens - Kathy is a Londoner born and bred whereas my Dad was a Londoner - this tour showed a part of London that I was not fully aware of - but we had a perfect guide and host who was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable with the history of London that I have come home and ordered two books that he had talked about - David joined us for our tea and was fun to talk too - highly highly recommended - Thank you Barbara and Kathy

We had a great tea experience at kensington garden! Our tour guide was very patient( we were late) informative, and pleasant! The tea experience itself was classy and the food was delicious! It was nice to walk around the garden and learning the history. It’s Definitely one of the highlights of our trip!

It was a great day. The tour guide is informative, fun and friendly. It was a great way to sight see around London. In case you're worried about London traffic - you don't cycle anywhere dangerous. I would and have been recommending this activity to others.

Wasnt what we expected, but we saw parts of Hyde Park we had never been through before. David was very informative and it was a good tour. The Royal afternoon tea was lovely and very much worth it.

It was great from start to finish. Our guide was fun and engaging and made sure we got the most out of our tour