The Kensington Palace Gardens Royal High Tea

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Duration - 2 hours

USD 141 p.p. onwards

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Greater London, United Kingdom

Experience the original Royal English Tea with traditional sandwiches, cakes & scones in the 18th Century Tea Room by the Palace.

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. After viewing Diana's statue, we will then enjoy the full splendour of High Tea 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 - Summer 10:00
Kensington HT - Summer

USD 141
p.p. onwards

Kensington HT - Summer 12:00
Kensington HT - Summer

USD 141
p.p. onwards

Kensington HT - Summer 13:00
Kensington HT - Summer

USD 141
p.p. onwards

Kensington HT - Summer 14:00
Kensington HT - Summer

USD 141
p.p. onwards

Kensington HT - Summer 15:00
Kensington HT - Summer

USD 141
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: Peter Pan Statue, Kensington Garden west of the Long Water, London England

Erected in 1912 this statue is beloved by young and old and is a meeting point for all

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Physical Energy Statue, Kensington Gardens, London W2 3XA England

Seven years in the making this bronze marks the centre of the Garden with 360 degree views of the Park

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 Orangery of Kensington Palace - Next to the Palace
  • Sandwiches, cakes and scones to select from
  • Fun Knowledgable Guide
  • A walk in the gardens with a knowledgeable guide
  • In rare cases when the Orangery is closed we take tea in an alternative prestigious venue

Departure point

Queensway tube station, London W2, UK

Recent reviews

C1497JUdoreenh   25th December 2023

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A fabulous insightful tour of this majestic place. Immaculate gardens and surrounds. Enjoyed by all

Oia_Mansion   22nd December 2023

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You should have had a higher scale of six everything was excellent very professional good sense of humor, strongly advice

2022MELMA   22nd December 2023

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Very nice experience! Tom was an excellent guide and tea was really pleasant. Kensington Park was lovely - even during the winter time!

DEREK A   22nd December 2023

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An excellent informative tour. I had a great time as a solo traveller. Highly recommend for anyone visiting London. 10/10

John_R   14th December 2023

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Great experience , enjoyed the food and drink after a nice walk around the park Our guide ‘Doug’ was very knowledgable and made the experience complete .

Eric_Y   14th December 2023

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This was a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Doug, our guide, was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. He took us on a lovely walk through Kensington Gardens, pointing out sites and grounding them in historical context, before leading us back to the Palace, where he explained, both, its history and its residents. The tea itself was very nice and set in a beautiful, peaceful location with attentive staff. Doug also made a point of sitting with us briefly to answer any questions and to make sure we were taken care of. A great experience and well worth it.

Aaron_G   10th December 2023

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Doug was kind enough to wait for me, my wife and daughter, who were stuck in traffic. He was very knowledgeable, nice and fun. We spent 2 hours walking around the beautiful gardens and close to the palace and then we had tea and biscuits which were great. Overall we had an amazing day and we highly recommend this tour and Doug as a tour guide!

Floretta_J   7th December 2023

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My tour guide Doug was phenomenal! Very knowledgeable, insightful, and accessible. Enjoyed the early morning stroll through Kensington Gardens. Everything was organized and timely!

Josie V   5th December 2023

This was a very disappointing experience. The guide was excellent but the Royal Tea was anything but…felt like you were sitting in a gymnasium! Decor was plastic tables & chairs! Cheap fake flowers & arbor ! The service was horrible..we had to wave down a server for 2nd cup of tea & box for treats to go. They were attentive only when wanting to close out our bill & close promptly at 4pm due to security with the Palace. Do not recommend. There are other options for tea.

Kacia_J   5th December 2023

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The high tea was delicious, but the tour portion is a bit long. Simon was the guide and he was very nice and knowledgeable. The tour was just a little long and we wanted to get to the tea.

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