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Royal High Tea at Kensington Palace Tour

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Experience the original Royal High Tea at Kensington Palace tour. Enjoy traditional sandwiches, cakes & scones on the grounds of the Palace by the Diana Statue. First, we stroll around Kensington Gardens & learn of its long history. Furthermore, 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 the royal family and the fascinating history of Britain’s national drink and the ceremony of afternoon tea.

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About British High Tea

High tea is a classically British thing, and there are few places better to enjoy this cultural experience than Kensington Palace, Kensington Gardens, London W8 4PX. With this regal outing, you enjoy high tea as it’s meant to be: savour 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, hear the history of Britain’s favourite beverage and of course enjoy and savour Kensington Palace afternoon tea.

  • 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.
  • Duration of the tour – 2 hours approx.

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kensington palace afternoon tea
Kensington Palace Afternoon Tea

Royal High Tea at Kensington Palace Tour Itinerary

  1. Meet at Queensway Underground Station – We will meet you outside the Queensway Underground Station. Please wait outside the station at the entrance (not the exit) next to the red phone box and red post box.
  2. Kensington Gardens – We stroll through the gardens and your guide will outline the history of Hyde Park from 1066 to the current day. We will see the beautiful gardens Prince Albert created for his wife Queen Victoria and take in the spectacular views as we approach the Palace where Prince Harry and William grew up whilst also discovering the statue of their late mother, Princess Diana, which stands in the mesmerizing sunken garden.
  3. Italian Gardens – We will discover the site with historical insights further
  4. Round Pond – During the stroll through Kensington Gardens, learn about its royal history.
  5. Kensington Palace – Afterward, sit down and enjoy a selection of Sandwiches, cakes, tea, and coffee in Kensington Pavilion opposite Diana’s memorial garden. This tour does not include entry to Kensington Palace.

Duration of the Tour – 2 hours Approx.

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Beautiful Princess Diana Memorial Garden
Beautiful Princess Diana Memorial Garden

What’s Included in the Royal High Tea Tour

  • Tea at the Pavilion of Kensington Palace – Next to the Palace
  • Sandwiches, cakes and scones to select from
  • Fun Knowledgable Guide
  • Private Transport (Not Included)
  • Entry to the Kensington Palace (Not Included)
union jack pastry muffins at kensington palace high tea
Union Jack Pastry Muffins at Kensington Palace High Tea

Meeting Point and Pickup

Meeting point

Queensway tube station London, UK Open in Google Maps below:

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 the Chinese Restaurant) – Please wait outside the station (next to the red phone box)

The endpoint of the Tour

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Other useful notes to keep in mind

  • Duration of the Tour – 2 hours approx.
  • All Food and Beverage Services includes Service Charge.
  • The tour itself does not include any gratuities and is entirely at your discretion.
  • Alcohol is not included.
  • A drinks menu is available when you visit for a supplementary cost.
  • The Palace Tea Room can be closed at short notice.  In these rare cases, we arrange for High Tea in a prestigious alternative venue.
  • All our experiences are LGBTQ+ friendly
  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for those that find walking difficult
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

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Hope you enjoy this magnificent High tea tour. The palace not only looks stunning but the stroll around the garden is magical.  It is indeed an experience worth going with a special one or with family. Finally, check out our tours to enjoy exemplary London tours.

Queen Elizabeth II has died at 96 in Balmoral 8 September 2022

Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s longest-serving monarch, has died at Balmoral aged 96, after reigning for 70 years.

She died peacefully on Thursday the 8th of September 2022 afternoon at her Scottish estate, where she had spent much of the summer.

The Queen came to the throne in 1952 and witnessed enormous social change.

Her son King Charles III said the death of his beloved mother was a “moment of great sadness” for him and his family and that her loss would be “deeply felt” around the world.

He said: “We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished sovereign and a much-loved mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world.”

During the coming period of mourning, he said he and his family would be “comforted and sustained by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which the Queen was so widely held”.

The King and his wife, Camilla, now Queen Consort, will return to London on Friday, Buckingham Palace said. He is expected to address the nation.

Senior royals had gathered at Balmoral after the Queen’s doctors became concerned about her health earlier in the day.

All the Queen’s children travelled to Balmoral, near Aberdeen, after doctors placed the Queen under medical supervision.

Her grandson and now heir to the throne, Prince William, and his brother, Prince Harry, also gathered there.

The royal family rushed to the Queen’s side

The Queen’s four children were at Balmoral Castle when the announcement was made.

Charles rushed to the Scottish castle earlier on Thursday together with his wife, Camilla. The Queen’s daughter, Princess Anne, known as Princess Royal, was already there.

Prince William, who is now the heir apparent to the throne, arrived at Balmoral Thursday afternoon together with the Queen’s other two sons, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, as well as Edward’s wife Sophie, the Countess of Wessex.

Prince William and his wife Catherine have taken on the title of Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, according to their official Twitter account. Charles and Camilla were previously known by that title. The couple is now known as the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and Cambridge. Catherine remained at Windsor, where their three children attended their first day at a new school.

Prince Harry arrived at Balmoral after the announcement was made. His wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex was not travelling with him.

World leaders and mourners pay tribute

After Thursday’s announcement, a flood of condolences came in from all corners of the globe: world officials, cultural icons and everyday people alike mourned.

“Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II embodied the British nation’s continuity and unity for over 70 years,” said French President Emmanuel Macron. “I remember her as a friend of France, a kind-hearted queen who has left a lasting impression on her country and her century.”

Queen’s Last public appearance

The Queen was last seen in public on 6th September 2022, Tuesday when she formally appointed Liz Truss as the UK’s new prime minister. A photograph from the audience showed the monarch smiling, standing in the drawing room in Balmoral, carrying a walking stick. Liz Truss is the 15th – and the last – British Prime Minister to be appointed by Elizabeth.

There have been concerns over the Queen’s health ever since a brief hospital stay last October 2021. She has experienced episodic mobility issues, which have at times caused her to withdraw from official engagements.

But those concerns grew deeper on Wednesday when Buckingham Palace announced the Queen had postponed a virtual meeting of her Privy Council after being advised by doctors to rest.

On Thursday, the palace announced that the Queen was under medical supervision, but said she was “comfortable” at Balmoral. As her children rushed to her side during the day, it became clear the situation was serious.

Her death comes seven months after the Queen marked the 70th anniversary of her accession to the throne. The UK officially celebrated the Queen’s platinum jubilee in June with days of pomp and pageantry and she made several public appearances in London.

Kings Guard following Queen Elizabeth II's Coffin at her precession
Kings Guard following Queen Elizabeth II’s Coffin at her precession