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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 scon...

    Very well organised experience. David our guide, gave very interesting facts along the way especially about Oliver Cromwell which I didn’t know. Sitting down to High Tea was very enjoyable with the group and hearing more interesting facts from David.

  • London: Changing of the Guard Walking Tour

    2. 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.

  • London: City Highlights Bike Tour

    3. 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.

  • London Essentials: 3.5-Hour Bike Tour

    4. London Essentials: 3.5-Hour Bike Tour

    Your journey starts by Kensington gardens. The first stop in this beautiful Royal park is Kensington Palace. Next, you cycle to the Royal Albert Hall, London's most classic venue, built to memorialize Prince Albert and the now the host for everything from the Miss World contest to rock concerts. Feel free to do your own "Last night of the proms" or stand back and listen to one of your guide's anecdotes and stories about the British Empire. You then follow the "rotten row" and the Serpentine in the amazing Hyde park to the statue of one of England's greatest war heroes. From here, you head downhill on Constitution Hill along the Green park, (the route where Queen Victoria had three assassination attempts on her life) to visit the official residence of the Royal family, Buckingham Palace. Maybe you will be invited in for a cup of tea? Your next stop is Trafalgar Square, right in the hear...

    Ola was an amazing guide. We had such fun on this bike tour. Ola was so knowledgeable and he played music as we cycled through the royal parks. The cycling was easy. We had a blast and would highly recommend this tour.

  • 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 ...

    This is the most enjoyable tour I have ever had in my life. Never got bored during the 3 hours walk.

  • Royal London Tour with London Eye and Madame Tussauds

    6. Royal London Tour with London Eye and Madame Tussauds

    Climb aboard a luxury coach and take a panoramic drive to see the landmarks of London. Marvel at the monuments of Parliament Square, such as Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. Continue to Kensington Palace to see the former residence of Diana, Princess of Wales. Pass the Royal Albert Hall and Albert Memorial, and then head to St James's Park where on selected ays you can watch the ceremonial Changing of the Guard outside Buckingham Palace. End at Trafalgar Square at around 12:00 PM, where you will be given your flexible entry tickets to Madame Tussauds and the London Eye, valid for 30 days.

  • London: City Highlights Bus Tour

    7. London: City Highlights Bus Tour

    Enjoy London from a unique viewpoint with a bus tour through the city. Take advantage of the comfort of a bus as you tour the main sights accompanied by a knowledgeable guide. Drive past landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, and more, depending on the option selected. Make stops along the way, and learn interesting facts about each landmark from your guide.

  • Royal London Tour

    8. Royal London Tour

    Discover the spectacular royal sights and monuments of London on this wonderful morning tour through the city. Begin the day with a panoramic drive around Parliament Square, and admire the stunning Westminster Abbey, where Prince William and Kate Middleton got married. Pay a visit to the Royal Albert Hall and Albert Memorial, and then continue the tour to St. James's Park. Stop before the beautiful Buckingham Palace to marvel at the colorful ceremony of the Changing of the Guard, backed by an impressive military band. End the fascinating tour in the lovely Trafalgar Square at around noon, at which point your guide will be happy to give suggestions for lunch and assistance with transportation back to your hotel.

  • Hyde Park and South Kensington Museums Tour in Italian

    9. Hyde Park and South Kensington Museums Tour in Italian

    Discover what dinosaurs looked like and see a replica of the Earth's core at the Natural History Museum. Examine fossils and extinct animals, such as the dodo. Next, visit the Victoria and Albert Museum to explore the world's largest collection of decorative arts and design. Get some time for a cup of tea in the Victorian-era café. Then, take a short walking tour of the upscale Kensington neighborhood to view its neoclassical buildings. Admire the red-brick Royal Albert Hall and see the memorial to Prince Albert at the entrance to Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. Go for a walk in the park to look at the statue of Peter Pan and the Italian Garden.

  • Royal London Private Full-Day Sightseeing Tour by Black Taxi

    10. Royal London Private Full-Day Sightseeing Tour by Black Taxi

    Immerse yourself in a world of kings, queens, coronations, royal weddings and funerals, and jubilee celebrations on this full-day tour by iconic black cab. Your driver/guide will explain the 1,000-year history of the British monarchy and give you a behind the scenes look at the current Royal Family. Discover the significance of the Changing of the Guard, who lives in which palace, and where the royals shop. See statues of Henry VIII and Alfred the Great, memorials to Diana, Prince Albert and George VI. Marvel at the homes and palaces where the royals have lived and still live. Follow in the footsteps of the current Queen, from where she was born to her present day role. Even your lunch will be royal as you eat in a building built in the reign of Elizabeth I. No royal tour is complete without scandal, and you will see where Princess Anne was almost assassinated and the apartment buildi...

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What people are saying about Kensington Palace

Overall rating

3.4 / 5

based on 45 reviews

Very well organised experience. David our guide, gave very interesting facts along the way especially about Oliver Cromwell which I didn’t know. Sitting down to High Tea was very enjoyable with the group and hearing more interesting facts from David.

Ola was an amazing guide. We had such fun on this bike tour. Ola was so knowledgeable and he played music as we cycled through the royal parks. The cycling was easy. We had a blast and would highly recommend this tour.

Our guide Amber was absolutely brilliant, happy and funny. Would fully recommend a guided tour. She made our experience well worthwhile.

This is the most enjoyable tour I have ever had in my life. Never got bored during the 3 hours walk.

Very pleasant and peaceful! It wonderful and learned some history a long the way.