London: Semi-Private Kensington Palace & Gardens Tour

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London: Semi-Private Kensington Palace & Gardens Tour

From US$ 93.93 per person

Discover the regal splendor of Kensington Palace on a guided tour. Learn the story of prominent English royals and view Princess Diana's wedding dress the Royal Style in the Making Exhibition.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Admire Princess Diana’s 1981 wedding dress at the Royal Style in the Making Exhibition, located in the 18th century Baroque style Orangery Building
  • Experience a wonderful walk through the Gardens of Kensington Palace
  • Discover the story of Princess Victoria, the young girl destined to be queen, in the rooms where she was born and raised
Full description
Explore one of London’s royal palaces on a small-group tour, visiting the State Apartments of Kensington Palace and its gardens. Enjoy access to the Royal Style in the Making Exhibition to view the magnificent wedding dress of Diana from 1981. With our direct morning access, enter Kensington Palace to view the home of royalty for over 300 years. Before the crowds arrive to view the Kings and Queens State Apartments. Your guide will take you on an incredible journey unveiling the life of Royalty including Queen Victoria, Kate the Duchess of Cambridge, and Princess Diana. Take in the breathtaking scenery while listening to historical and sensational stories of Royal icons past and present. Explores the birthplace rooms of Queen Victoria where visitors can walk in the footsteps of royalty in Victoria's re-imagined childhood rooms. Continue over the magnificent Royal Style in the Making Exhibition to view Princess spectacular Diana’s 1981 Wedding Dress. Walkout to the world-famous Royal Garden setting. Here you will enjoy an exceptional overview of the Palaces Gardens, a decadent display of colors and tranquility. As you stroll the gardens with your guide, learn how these beautiful gardens began life as a King's playground and how for over 100 years and how the gardens were part of Hyde Park and hosted Henry VIII’s huge deer chase.
  • Access to the Kensington Palace Kings, Queens Apartments, & Queen Victoria Rooms
  • Access to the Kensington Palace Grounds and Gardens
  • Entrance to the Royal Style in the Making Exhibition
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

· Meeting time: 15 minutes before the scheduled start time · Meeting place: Main Entrance of Kensington Palace located at Kensington Gardens, Kensington, London W8 4PX, United Kingdom · Meeting point: Meet your guide adjacent to the main door (situated under the green awning). Please do not enter the palace before checking in with your guide, and please do not block the main entrance.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Flash photography

Know before you go

  • Please note:
  • The tour involves walking so be sure to wear comfortable shoes
  • The tour guide is not provided by Kensington Palace
  • Participants should be in good health. The supplier encourages the participation of disabled customers on these tours, though some itineraries and sites are not accessible by wheelchair or motorized scooter. Due to narrow sidewalks, traffic, and seasonal weather conditions, it cannot be guaranteed that all footpaths/curbs will have ADA/EU compliant ramps
  • This tour cannot accommodate strollers or baby carriages
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 8 reviews

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There were just 4 of us on the ‘Semi Private Kensington Palace and Garden Tour’. Our guide was very friendly, very knowledgeable and always ready to answer our endless questions. She let us dictate the pace and moved us gently on when we had all soaked up the grandeur of each room, there was no rush. Would recommend.

October 1, 2021

fantastic place and tour guide but badly described

we loved the tour but the afternoon tea was described as " Royal afternoon tea " this was not included, The included afternoon tea was standard . Also the Fast pass/Que jump wasn't available on the day do to a Diana exhibition which we feel should had been explained on the description in bold for example " No fast pass on peak times" . Apart from these mishaps we had a great day and learnt a lot about the history of Kennsington palace and our Tour guide was Fantastic .

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March 5, 2017

The guide wasn’t obvious to us outside and we ended up going through security and to be told st admissions desk our tickets werent valid. We had to go back outside/ ring your company to be told the guide was outside. We found her eventually and she’d started the outside tour, Why didn’t she have our names and walk the queue to identify us? We were then told by her that when we went in to Kensington Palace she couldn’t tell us anything about anything as the KP staff had the sole rights but only if we asked her a question she could reply. What had we paid our money for I wondered? There was another couple who were in same position and felt same as us. Not good value for money - extremely disappointed and will give bad review.

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August 19, 2021

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