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Kensington Gardens Tours

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Kensington Gardens
Leave the bustling streets behind as you explore Kensington Gardens, one of the city’s most famous green spaces. Discover landmarks including the Albert Memorial, Kensington Palace, and Serpentine River; pick up practical gardening tips in the Allotment; or simply absorb the atmosphere at one of the park’s many cafés.

The Basics
Discover Kensington Gardens and other nearby Royal Parks on a bicycle tour, or follow a multipark trail such as the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Walk to explore at your own pace. Gain insight into the historic 265-acre (107-hectare) gardens and wider Kensington on a private tour of the district, or enjoy the flexibility of a self-guided tour to stroll the park as it suits you, taking advantage of hop-on hop-off services that stop nearby.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Kensington Gardens is popular with families, joggers, and outdoor lovers.
  • Save time with a trail or tour that includes neighboring Hyde Park, Green Park, and St. James Park.
  • Kensington Gardens has wheelchair-accessible paths, restrooms for visitors with disabilities, and a free transfer service, Liberty Drives, for visitors with mobility issues.

How to Get There
Just next to Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens is located in west central London. To get there by public transit, take the underground to Lancaster Gate on the Central Line or Bayswater on the District Line. Alternatively, take bus 148 from London Victoria to Victoria Gate. Hop-on hop-off services also stop near the gardens.

When to Get There
Kensington Gardens is open year-round, from early morning until dusk. Different seasons bring different vistas, from spring’s avenues of fresh blooms to winter’s festive walkways, so there’s always something to see.

The Peter Pan Connection
Look out for the park’s bronze statue of Peter Pan, located west of the river. The writer of the original tales, JM Barrie, lived in Kensington with his Saint Bernard dog and spent a lot of time walking in the park. It was here he met the Llewelyn Davies family, who would go on to serve as inspiration for Barrie’s famous stories and characters.
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16 Tours and Activities to Experience Kensington Gardens

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Royal High Tea At Kensington Palace

Royal High Tea At Kensington Palace

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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.
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  • 2 hours
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$102.69
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$102.69

London Royal Parks Bike Tour including Hyde Park

London Royal Parks Bike Tour including Hyde Park

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Discover the beauty and history of Royal London by bike on a morning or afternoon city tour. Enjoy a guided ride through Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, and St. James's Park. Cruise by the stately monuments such as the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, and view royal sites like Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace, and the Princess Diana Memorial. Along the way, learn about London’s rich history and contemporary culture.  
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$33.80
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$33.80
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Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise with Optional London Eye

Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise with Optional London Eye

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Discover the grandeur of London aboard the open-top, double-decker Big Bus on this hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. With your 1-, 2-, or 3-day ticket, design a personal itinerary with stops including Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, St. Paul’s Cathedral and more. Enjoy unobstructed views and onboard commentary as you view the city’s highlights and upgrade to The Big London Day Out option to get an aerial view of the city aboard the London Eye giant observation wheel. Hop off to enjoy a free walking tour and a Thames River cruise.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$45.63
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$45.63
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VIP Tour: Royal High Tea At Kensington Palace

VIP Tour: Royal High Tea At Kensington Palace

On this tour, as a VIP, you will receive the option between a glass of English Sparkling Wine or Pimm's cocktail and priority seating. Experience the original Royal English Tea with traditional sandwiches, cakes & scones in the grounds of Kensington Palace. First, we will have a leisurely stroll around Kensington Gardens and learn of the part Hyde Park played in London’s development. 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 and is now home to two Princes and three Princesses. We will then experience the full splendor of High Tea in a breathtaking landmark and give you personal insights into our royal family and the fascinating history of our national drink and the ceremony of afternoon tea. Gratuities ..All Food and Beverage Service includes Service Charge. .. The tour itself does not include any gratuities and are entirely discretionary.
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  • 2 hours
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$115.69
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$115.69

Private Tour: Royal High Tea At Kensington Palace

Private Tour: Royal High Tea At Kensington Palace

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On a private tour, Experience the original Royal English Tea with traditional sandwiches, cakes & scones in the grounds of Kensington Palace. First, we will have a leisurely stroll around Kensington Gardens and learn of the part Hyde Park played in London’s development. 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 and is now home to two Princes and three Princesses. We will then experience the full splendor of High Tea in a breathtaking landmark and give you personal insights into our royal family and the fascinating history of our national drink and the ceremony of afternoon tea. Gratuities ..All Food and Beverage Service includes Service Charge. .. The tour itself does not include any gratuities and are entirely discretionary. The High Tea does not include any alcohol but a drinks menu is available when you visit for a supplementary cost.
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  • 2 hours
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$148.17
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$148.17
Price varies by group size

London City Tour Hop On - Hop Off with Free Walking Tour and River Cruise

London City Tour Hop On - Hop Off with Free Walking Tour and River Cruise

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Maximize your time in London with a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Choose a 1-day, 24-, 48-, or 72-hour ticket and make the most of unlimited travel across several routes for the ticket validity period. Get views of top London sights such as the Tower of London and Big Ben from the open-top bus, listen to audio commentary and enjoy the flexibility to hop on and off at any of the well-placed stops. All tickets also include a complimentary river cruise and a walking tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.70
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$37.70

The London Eye with London Hop-on Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise

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The London Eye with London Hop-on Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise

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See London from the streets, water, and sky with this great-value package that lets you explore London at your own pace. Easily reach top sights without spending a fortune on cab fare with a hop-on hop-off bus ticket valid for 1, 2, or 3 days. You’ll also get an aerial view of the city aboard the London Eye giant observation wheel and glide past Parliament and Big Ben on a Thames River cruise.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.20
$85.79
$26.59 savings
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$85.79
$26.59 savings
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Royal London Private Walking Tour

Royal London Private Walking Tour

If you’re fascinated by the royals, there’s no better way to follow in their footsteps than a private walking tour. See St. James’s Palace, Buckingham Palace, Clarence House, and Kensington Palace, and stroll the Mall. View the memorials of Princess Diana and Prince Albert, and so much more. For the full experience, upgrade to include afternoon tea at Kensington Palace.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$178.08
Price varies by group size
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$178.08
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London Private Tour: The Life of QUEEN & Freddie Mercury

London Private Tour: The Life of QUEEN & Freddie Mercury

Embark on a quest around London by solving clues that will help take you to iconic places in the life of Queen - the famous rock band, all with the help of your smartphone. Unlock new stories as you discover on your own Trafalgar Square, Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace, Kensington Gardens, and more. + Walk past Freddie Mercury's initial home + Visit the neighborhood where all Queen band members lived + Discover the places where Queen held some of their most iconic concerts Play the role of a journalist who gets a mysterious letter about the whereabouts of a lost Queen verse from 1977. Can you find the verse? Solve a clue to reveal exact directions to your next stop on the tour, without the need of a map, GPS, or a physical guide. Pause the game at any time, and restart whenever you want from the last place you visited.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$17.82
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$17.82
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Private Custom Tour: Day Tour of London

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Private Custom Tour: Day Tour of London

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Don’t visit London landmarks and listen to commentary that doesn’t interest you. Set your own itinerary and explore London your way on a private half- or full-day tour of England’s capital. Tick off all of the attractions on your personal checklist and take advantage of your private guide’s local insight by visiting hidden gems and unknown corners of the city. Choose the start time and meeting point of your tour and receive the undivided attention of your guide throughout. 
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  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$271.03
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$361.38
$90.35 savings
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The London Landmarks, 5 hour tour!

The London Landmarks, 5 hour tour!

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Swerve through traffic, avoid crowded public transit, and give your feet a well-deserved break on a 4-hour cycling tour. Together with your small group, discover a long list of the city’s most iconic landmarks in a short amount of time. Follow your guide on a provided hybrid bike (with helmet) past Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, and much more.  Make frequent stops along the way to ask questions and take photos.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.93
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$51.93
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3 Hour Private Downton Abbey London Locations Walking Tour

3 Hour Private Downton Abbey London Locations Walking Tour

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Fans of "Downton Abbey" don't want to miss the chance to see London filming locations from the TV series. This private walking tour takes you to top attractions such as Hyde Park as well as lesser-known city sights where Lady Mary and other characters filmed scenes, providing a behind-the-scenes look at how the show was made. You'll also see locations from "Mr Selfridge" and "The Halcyon," two other British period dramas.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$170.95
Price varies by group size
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$170.95
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Classic Westminster (Private 2 Hour Tour)

Classic Westminster (Private 2 Hour Tour)

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There’s so much history crammed into this one neighbourhood, you’ll be struggling to keep up. From memorials to greats in Westminster Abbey to the heartbeat of British government in Whitehall to the scene of all action, No. 10 Downing Street…this tour is a fast-paced thriller. Most-photographed, most-recognised and most-loved, every landmark helps you tick off your entire London-essentials list. Buzz of Trafalgar Square, elegance of St. James's Park, to the glamour of Buckingham Palace, it’s a feast all the way. Broad boulevards, and the vistas long -- the perfect backdrop for the pomp and pageantry of royal occasions. Piccadilly Circus, London Eye, River Thames, Hyde Park, Albert Hall, even Harrods…you’ll forget to look at your phone. We even do 3 UNESCO World Heritage and 2 Tudor Palaces. Themes vary from British Monarchy’s Royal Palaces to Pomp and Ceremony to UK Parliament and Brexit to Winston Churchill’s Darkest Hour in World War Two. Which will it be for you today?
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$227.49
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Downton Abbey In London Movie Site Locations (Private Half Day Tour)

Downton Abbey In London Movie Site Locations (Private Half Day Tour)

Downton Abbey movie location hunt A time-travel back to Edwardian London 3 HOURS – FROM GBP 225 PER CAB Downton Abbey Location Yorkshire may have been the setting for the earlier episodes, but London started to hog the limelight as the show clocked its later innings. Remember Lady Edith’s risqué romance with that old smooth-talking magazine editor Michael Gregson? Flashback to the popular scenes set at the city’s iconic landmarks. Play guessing games to jog your memory. Buckingham Palace, Lancaster House, Bridgewater House, Belgrave Square, Criterion Restaurant, Ritz Hotel, Piccadilly Circus, Hyde Park, Albert Memorial, Astor House, St. Pancras Station, and these are just for starters. How many could you count? Be bowled over by a few secret locations, including Lord Grantham’s London stately home. Our accredited Private Driver Guide happens to be a Downton Abbey fanatic. Brace for non-stop peppy conversation, not crisp commentary.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$292.48
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$292.48
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London's Darkest Hour (Private Half Day Tour)

London's Darkest Hour (Private Half Day Tour)

Left spellbound by the 2017 blockbuster ‘Darkest Hour’? Repeat the experience offscreen, with our new London tour. The movie bagged 6 nominations for Academy Awards and an Oscar for Best Actor Oldman. Our latest adaption will have you waxing eloquent too. Travel back to 1940 in a time machine (in one of our traditional London Black Cabs, which doubled up as fire engines in the World War 2). Your Private Driver Guide, an enthusiastic war historian, storms you through the violence of ‘The Blitz’. Feel the jitters as you visualise Nazi Germany threatening Western Europe and Great Britain’s very existence. Follow in the footprints of Winston Churchill and trace the turn of events from that unsettling era at Westminster and Whitehall. For an apt closure to a war-themed tour, pick Churchill War Rooms, Imperial War Museum or Warship HMS Belfast. Leave the headache of pre-ordering and pre-paying for skip-the-line tickets to our concierge team, while you have the time of your life.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$318.48
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Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens audio tour: a walk through London's royal parks

Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens audio tour: a walk through London's royal parks

Explore two of London's most beautiful and famous Royal Parks with me. As a Londoner, I’ve grown up visiting Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens and I know all they have to offer, from their best spots to little-known vistas. The parks are filled with stories and secrets that most visitors miss, but if you take this self guided audio tour, you won’t be one of them. Some of the tour’s highlights include: • Speakers’ Corner where you can find the finest free show in London. • The story of the creation of the Royal Parks. How did we end up with over 600 acres of parkland in an area where land prices are through the roof? • The Serpentine Lake where you can relax and enjoy the swans • Memorials dedicated to Diana, Princess of Wales, including a fountain and playground • How to spot the beautiful birds around Kensington Gardens • A grand view of Kensington Palace • A 900-year-old oak tree and the little elves that hide within it.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes
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$5.00
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