Private Tour: Royal High Tea At Kensington Palace Gardens

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Duration - 2 hours

CHF 264 p.p. onwards

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Greater London, United Kingdom

With a private guide you will experience the original Royal English Tea with traditional sandwiches, cakes & scones in the Palace grounds.

Firstly, you will be escorted around the Park & learn of its long history. We will see the beautiful gardens Albert created for his wife Queen Victoria & take in the spectacular views as we approach the Palace where Prince Harry and William grew up.

We will then experience the full splendour of High Tea on a private table in the palace grounds & give you personal insights into our royal family and the fascinating history of our national drink and the ceremony of afternoon tea.

. All Food and Beverage Service includes Service Charge.
. The tour itself does not include any gratuities & are entirely at your discretion
. Alcohol is not included. A drinks menu is available at supplementary cost on the day.
. Exceptionally, the Tea Room can be closed at short notice.  In these
rare cases we arrange for High Tea in a prestigious alternative venue.

Available options

Private Tour: Royal High Tea At Kensington Palace 10:00

CHF 264
p.p. onwards

Private Tour: Royal High Tea At Kensington Palace 12:00

CHF 264
p.p. onwards

Private Tour: Royal High Tea At Kensington Palace 14:00

CHF 264
p.p. onwards

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Queensway Station (Stop B), London W2 4QJ, UK

Meet up point

Stop At: Hyde Park, London W2 2UH England

Stroll in the original Hyde Park which is now part of Kensington Gardens and your guide will describe its 1000 year history and the key events

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Italian Gardens, Kensington Gardens, London W2 3XA England

See the beautiful Italian Garden that was created by Prince Albert for Queen Victoria and enjoy the tranquil views of the Long Water and stunning fountains.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Round Pond, Kensington Gardens, London W2 3XA England

See the formal gardens created by Queen Ann and Queen Caroline as we approach the Palace

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Kensington Palace, Kensington Gardens, London W8 4PX England

Enter Kensington Palace Pavilion and eat and drink a selection of cakes, sandwiches and tea in the grounds of the Palace

Duration: 1 hour

Terms & conditions

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Additional info

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not recommended for people who are Celiac or have any major Gluten Intolerence
  • Not recommended for those who find walking difficult
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking


  • Private Table
  • Fun Knowledgeable guide
  • Tea at the Pavilion of the Palace
  • Sandwiches, cakes and scones
  • Entry/Admission - Italian Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Hyde Park
  • Entry/Admission - Round Pond

Departure point

Queensway tube station, London W2, UK

Recent reviews

ranton   25th November 2023

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Excellent tour guide! He was informative, funny, charming and a good storyteller. We all enjoyed the tour and the tea at the end exceeded expectations for the quality of the food. Lots of walking.

birthdaygal248   2nd November 2023

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I mistakenly put my comments on the three palace tour ……please find my comments. Dee was a wonderful guide ….. I looked so forward to high tea at the pavilion only to be disappointed…. Had less than an hour Thank goodness for the takeaway box for which most of the luscious delectables had to be boxed. Not how I intended my teatime

ivanlf2023   24th September 2023

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The Kensington Palace Gardens Tour and High Tea was amazing! Our Tour Guide Astrid was a complete delight and made it all the more lovely. Her detailed descriptions of the history of the Parks and the Gardens -- Hyde and Kensington -- were extraordinary and brought the Gardens to life. During the High Tea, she went through great pains explaining how tea was served back in the day as well as what to expect nowadays. She explained the different types of teas and the full range of customs (do's and don'ts) including what to do with your pinky, how to sip properly, when to speak (and not to speak) and how to spread your clotted cream and jam on your scone -- in Devon, it's clotted cream first then jam, in Cornwall is jam first, then clotted cream. Fun and fancy information all in one! If you are lucky enough to have Astrid as your Tour Guide on this tour, you'll have an INCOMPARABLE EXPERIENCE that will exceed all of your expectations! Thank you my dear, sweet, charming and oh so enchanting Astrid!

Ina_F   9th September 2023

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Astrid was a wealth of knowledge about Kensington Gardens and the palace. She was incredibly kind, interesting and was able to infuse the cultural experience with the historical context making it a memorable event. Her love for the gardens was evident!

Jay_M   27th August 2023

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Wonderful guided tour of the park with the culmination of the high tea as a finale. Lots of information as well as instruction on how to act.

Margaret_M   18th June 2023

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We have never experienced tea like this before. Astrid made this a truly memorable experience. She is in the blue dress at Kensington Palace with us.

Lisa_P   23rd May 2023

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Ridiculously expensive for what we received. We walked through the park to reach Kensington Palace where we had afternoon tea. We could have booked the tea on our own.

G6599PFkerrym   27th April 2023

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If there were 10 stars, we would give it! We purchased the Private Tour with the Royal High Tea at Kensington Palace. The directions to the meeting point were precise and our tour guide, Simon, was there waiting for us 10 minutes early. Simon was like meeting up with an old family friend, immediately he greeted us with such a warming presence. The tour was great and the company was even more wonderful! Simon provided fantastic knowledge and "fun facts" throughout the tour which made it even more enjoyable. Tea and sandwiches were amazing. We enjoyed some of the Queen's favorites. A glass of bubbly with tea was a bonus! We ended the tour walking through the beautiful Princess Diana Memorial Garden and finished at the gate of Kate and Prince William's prior residence. Lots of photo opportunities and found ourselves talking about the experience throughout the rest of the day. 10/10 experience with Simon!

Rhonda_H   20th January 2023

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The private tour with David was fine. The tea was awful. It was at Harvey Nicols not the palace. Food was stale, it was loud, and not traditional English at all. We were very disappointed.

Darlene_S   13th December 2022

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We had a splendid walk around the park with Doug and ended with delicious tea. Doug was informative and educational. Highly recommend.

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