The Kensington Palace Gardens Royal High Tea

Greater London, United Kingdom

From USD 126.55

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


High tea is classically British, and there are few places better to enjoy this cultural experience than Kensington Palace. With this regal outing, you enjoy high tea as it's meant to be: nibble on sandwiches, taste cakes and scones, and stroll through the palace grounds once you're done. With your guide, you learn about Hyde Park, see gardens created by Prince Albert, and hear the history of Britain's favorite beverage.
  • Enjoy high tea, snacks, and a tour with this Kensington Palace experience
  • Uncover culture as you learn about traditional afternoon tea from your guide
  • Get the royal treatment—snacks, tea, and Kensington Gardens stroll included
  • Avoid getting lost with a guide to escort you from Queensway Station

What's Included

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

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Queensway tube station
    London W2, UK

    IMPORTANT: WE ONLY MEET AT THE MEETING POINT Queensway Tube Station. - We meet outside of Queensway Underground Station   - There is only 1 Entrance (Next to Chinese Restaurant) - Please wait outside the station (next to the red phone box)

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Queensway Station (Stop B) (Pass By)

Kensington Gardens

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Italian Gardens

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Round Pond

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Kensington Palace

1 hour Admission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for those that find walking difficult
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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      Traveller Tips

      The morning tea as a part of this tour is held at a building adjacent to the palace, the treats served are delicious and plentiful - dont eat too much before you go!


      249 reviews
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      A lovely Tea
      Janai_B, June 2023
      We had a very nice time at tea! The host met us and walked us through a historical tour of Kensington Gardens. Then, she showed us to the Pavilion where we sat for tea. The food was great and the atmosphere was beautiful!
      High Tea spectacular
      Suzanne_G, June 2023
      The walk around the gardens and the stories were wonderful. High Tea was delicious and in a beautiful pavilion. Highly recommend
      A lovely afternoon
      Rossella_F, June 2023
      A lovely activity with a nice high tea. The highlight for me was seeing the Diana memorial statue and the walking tour before hand
      A beautiful day
      Christina_H, June 2023
      We had a lovely tour guide. She was very knowledgeable and a sweet personality. Took us around the gardens then made sure we were settled down for tea
      Best high tea experience!
      Katelan_D, June 2023
      This was such an amazing tour and the best high tea experience! Highly recommend as a great way to see Hyde park, Kensington palace and enjoy a perfect high tea with a garden view.
      Wonderful First Day Activity
      Ashlee_E, June 2023
      My daughter and I enjoyed a stroll in the garden and tea on our first day in London. It was the perfect low key activity for our jet lagged bodies. The food and tea were delicious.
      High Tea in London
      fonemom53hotmailcom, June 2023
      Very enjoyable tour though Kensington palace and Tom our tour guide gave us a history The tea was one our highlights of our trip to London delicious tea and sandwiches and pastries My sister and I thoroughly enjoyed it
      I am very sorry but the...
      Cristina_F, June 2023
      I am very sorry but the experience was ruined by the terrible tour leader that this group had to endure. The group mostly arrived with plenty of time to the meeting place including me and I saw a woman leaning against the phone booth smoking but I didn’t think she was the tour leader. The group waited pass 2pm and finally I approached her and asked her if she was the person. When we finally left and got into the gardens and supposedly tour, things got worse as she had very little idea of any history that she could talk about and so she kept on repeating the same information over and over. The group finally got another tour leader that new her job and things change dramatically but the experience left a bad feeling. The actual tea was very nice. I am sorry my review is negative but I have to be honest. Thank you
      Lovely Afternoon
      Amy_R, May 2023
      The surroundings for the tea were gorgeous, the music was soothing and the sandwiches and sweets tasted delicious. It was a lovely afternoon.
      Lovely tour | AMAZING tour guide!!
      Ana_A, May 2023
      Had a wonderful time learning and soaking in all the beauty and history of Hyde Park and Kensington. Prue was absolutely delightful and very knowledgeable. Her friendly demeanor and incredible knowledge base made the tour even better! Food and tea were lovely! Great way to spend our first day in London!!!
      our tour guide was very...
      Eleanor_L, May 2023
      our tour guide was very kind and told us a lot about the history of the area and the tea place was very accommodating of food restrictions!
      Great way to spend an afternoon!
      Michelle_T, May 2023
      I booked this tour just before leaving for the airport on a Friday afternoon. I was in London on business, but wanted to get something touristy in after a long week! The park was gorgeous and not crowded at all, and tea was wonderful! There was PLENTY of food, so go hungry.
      Kensington Gardens and high tea
      John_S, May 2023
      Our guide had excellent knowledge and was very engaging with our small group. Was definitely better being in a small group because we had greater interaction and felt more intimate. Loved the high tea!
      Great way to experience tea!
      Julie_K, May 2023
      Really memorable way of enjoying high tea! The food was fabulous and the tea was spectacular! Our guide, Doug, gave us a lovely tour of the gardens before getting us settled at the tea room. Would definitely recommend!
      A pleasant afternoon
      Dianne_T, May 2023
      The afternoon tea in the Pavilion was lovely and Doug, our guide, was very mindful of the walking abilities of some group members.
      Kensington Place High Tea
      Cheryl_S, May 2023
      Definitely put this tour on your Bucket List If you are into History of England definitely see Kensington Gardens and surrounding area Hight tea was fabulous and so peaceful sitting and taking in the view
      Dynamic David & Indulgent Desserts!
      Lisa_K, May 2023
      We listened to an entertaining history lesson from our tour guide, David as we earned our scrumptious tea with an invigorating walking tour of the gardens! PS- David is full of surprises and juicy tidbits that will keep your group laughing and on their toes!!
      The High Tea itself-the...
      Lawrence_M, May 2023
      The High Tea itself-the walking tour of park and gardens was informative and full of historical facts but a tad too long (over an hour). Tour guide was quite pleasant and knowledgeable regarding England’s history. In the final analysis though, tour was a bit too pricey likely in part because of too many middlemen, ie., Tasting Tours, Viator and the Kensington Palace itself.
      Well done Dee
      Hugh_S, May 2023
      Dee was a knowledgeable guide. Very helpful. And personable. She was excellent! 10/10. She provided an accurate history of the area. And she gave us many insights into the area. We recommend her!
      Great tour !!
      Wallace_B, May 2023
      Absolutely wonderful experience !! Our guide Barbara was amazing !! The tour of Hyde Park and the Tea was exactly as described. Take this tour, you won’t be disappointed.

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