The Kensington Palace Gardens Royal High Tea

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Duration - 2 hours

AUD 171 p.p. onwards

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Greater London, United Kingdom

Experience the original Royal English Tea with traditional sandwiches, cakes & scones in the grounds of the Palace by the Diana Statue.

First, we stroll around Kensington Gardens & 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 the Palace grounds and 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 and are entirely at your discretion
. Alcohol is not included. A drinks menu is available when you visit for a
supplementary cost.
. Exceptionally, the Palace Tea Room can be closed at short notice.  In these
rare cases, we arrange for High Tea in a prestigious alternative venue.

Available options

Kensington HT - Winter 10:00

AUD 171
p.p. onwards

Kensington HT - Winter 12:00

AUD 171
p.p. onwards

Kensington HT - Winter 14:00

AUD 171
p.p. onwards

Kensington HT - Summer 10:00

AUD 171
p.p. onwards

Kensington HT - Summer 12:00

AUD 171
p.p. onwards

Kensington HT - Summer 13:00

AUD 171
p.p. onwards

Kensington HT - Summer 14:00

AUD 171
p.p. onwards

Kensington HT - Summer 15:00

AUD 171
p.p. onwards

This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

We will meet at Queensway Station

Stop At: Kensington Gardens, The Magazine Storeyard Magazine Gate, London W2 UH England

We stroll through the gardens and your guide will outline the history of Hyde Park from 1066 to the current day.

Duration: 20 minutes

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

we will discover the site with historical insights

Duration: 20 minutes

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

Stroll through Kensington Gardens learning about its royal history.

Duration: 10 minutes

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

Sit down and enjoy a selection of Sandwiches, cakes, and tea in Kensington Pavilion opposite Diana's garden. This tour does not include entry to Kensington 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 those that find walking difficult
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking


  • Tea at the Pavilion of Kensington Palace - Next to the Palace
  • Sandwiches, cakes and scones to select from
  • Fun Knowledgable Guide

Departure point

Queensway tube station, London W2, UK

Recent reviews

Taylor_D   23rd September 2023

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We had a very enjoyable time with Simon. He had wonderful knowledge regarding the history of the Kensington Palace and the Gardens. The tea was great as well. Thank you for a wonderful tour

Paulina_F   23rd September 2023

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Astrid was so sweet, gracious and kind. She was interested, knowledgeable and passionate in her work. The tea experience was good. Glad to have booked this tour.

nancymariamurray   21st September 2023

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Wonderful food, tea, and service. Lovely atmosphere. We were not rushed out and we enjoyed the view of the garden even in the rain!

Ryan_H   20th September 2023

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I highly recommend this tour! I brought my daughter (7 years old) and my mother in law and we had a wonderful time. The park was lovely and the guide very informative. The tea service at the Pavilion was a joy and the food was delicious. My daughter was overjoyed to have her own kids tea service and sandwiches in the shape of puzzle pieces! My only suggestion is that I don’t think it would be appropriate for children under 6 due to the amount of walking and the fine china at the tea service. My 4 year old son spent the morning at the Natural history museum with Dad.

Erika_H   20th September 2023

First off I would like to say that my tour guide was great- very knowledgeable and friendly. The reason why I rated the tour a 1 star is to bring attention to the confusing information that was conveyed to me about the tour. I emailed the provider the day before to inquire about accessibility. I use a motorized scooter for mobility and was deciding whether or not I should bring it with me. I was advised that it was a "zero steps tour", and therefore decided to go on foot/uber to the meet-up point. This was definitely NOT a zero steps tour. It involved not only an hour of walking but also stairs into the park (although few) and into the high tea venue (although they did have a ramp however I was in too much pain to get to the ramp). I was in a great deal of pain by the time we made it to the venue after over an hour of walking. The tour guide was patient and kind however it would have been a much better experience if I had been able to keep up and avoid the pain of such a long walk.

Leigh_L   19th September 2023

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The tour was great! Loved the walk thru the gardens and the history was great! The sandwich’s were good and scones were incredible and deserts good!

Blair_B   19th September 2023

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Doug's guided tour via Viator through Hyde Park and Kensington Palace Garden was an absolute delight. His passion for the history of these iconic sites was infectious, and his storytelling brought the past to life. Doug's knowledge of the park's hidden gems and the garden's beauty was impressive. What sets him apart is his warm and engaging personality, making the tour feel like a journey with a friend. He tailored the experience to our interests, ensuring it was both informative and enjoyable. If you want an exceptional tour experience filled with insight and laughter, Doug is the guide to choose. In fact, after high tea, we really did not want our time with Doug to and and all commented on how he would have been an outstanding guide to have for our entire trip to London.

Kim_P   16th September 2023

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Nice walk through the Gardens to the Palace. Than high tea at the pavilion in the palace. Simon was a great tour guide. Highly recommend!

DONNA_R   15th September 2023

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Simon was an extraordinary tour guide. He was so knowledgeable as well as fun. This is a must do for anyone going to London. He made the experience so enjoyable. The tea was amazing. The scones and clotted cream is to die for. Thank you Simon we will be back

Francine_B   15th September 2023

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Doug was the tour guide he knew his history about the gardens and Hyde park .. we had a lovely 1 hr to stroll the gardens then in for high tea . The Pavillon also gave me an extra special dish as it was my birthday .. overall a great tour

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