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Join a small group tour of the best of Victorian Royal London: Kensington Palace and the Victoria & Albert Museum, followed by traditional English Afternoon Tea.
||Don't mind sharing with others? Our Semi-Private Small Group Tours run on select dates
||Small group numbers offer maximum benefit - a semi private experience is more personal than overcrowded large buses
||All passengers depart together - unlike large bus tours, there is no need to sit onboard for hours collecting passengers from different hotels across London
|| Exclusive: Not just a drive. ONLY tour to offer fully escorted visits.
||Professionally guided tour inside Kensington Palace, the current home of their Royal Highnesses William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
|| Highlights tour inside the Victoria and Albert Museum, introducing a selection of treasures from this most quintessential of Victorian institutions.
||Includes a Classic British Afternoon Tea Experience
||Qualified Guide & additional Chauffeur, see London Magical Tours Difference
SCHEDULED GROUP TOUR - A Royal Afternoon Tour (3.5 Hours)
Current Confirmed Dates
Join one of our semi-private small group tours to discover two iconic Royal institutions of Victorian London, followed by a delicious Afternoon Tea.
Remember that our scheduled group tours are unique. Unlike the large bus tours, ours is not just a transfer service with free time at each location to "wander". Our tours include fully escorted guided visits with your group's professional tour guide throughout all the permitted areas at each location.
We also don't keep our guests waiting to start a tour for up to 2 hours while the tour vehicle drives around collecting passengers from different hotels around London: our scheduled group tours start at the published times, with all the group departing together.
The birthplace of Queen Victoria, a favourite home of the late Princess Diana and now the official residence of Their Royal Highnesses, William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Enjoy a guided visit through a historic Royal residence like no other - from the fashions of Diana, Princess of Wales, through to the Kings and Queens apartments, each grander than the last, before a visit to magical Kensington Gardens, a tranquil and secluded oasis in the heart of the greater Hyde Park area.
Victoria and Albert Museum
Enjoy an introductory guided visit through the largest museum of decorative and applied arts in the world.
Seven miles of exhibits and over five million objects: its easy to be overwhelemed at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Worry not, as your professional guide takes you on a journey of discovery through some of the Museum's stand out pieces. A must!
Classic Afternoon Tea
What better way to end a royal experience than with the most classic of Victorian traditions: Afternoon Tea, included with your tour.
Treat yourself to freshly made scones with clotted cream and jam, finger sandwiches and a delicious selection of mini pastries, accompanied to drink with your choice of English tea, coffee or hot chocolate.
SCHEDULED GROUP TOUR
Scheduled group tour prices are per person. A minimum of 2 people are required per booking (solo travellers are welcome to join but will need to pay the fare for 2 people).
This is a shared tour including services of a tour guide, chauffeur and group vehicle. An infant under the age of 12 months may travel free of charge (excluding afternoon tea) if travelling on the lap of an accompanying adult, otherwise he/she will require a ticket to occupy a full seat. Admission fees are included to Kensington Palace and the Victoria & Albert Museum, as well as Classic Afternoon Tea. Internet prices quoted for online bookings.
Collection and Return Locations
The collection point is outside the Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, 97 Cromwell Road, London, SW7 4DN (2 min walk from Gloucester Road Underground Station - District, Circle and Piccadilly Lines)
Afternoon Tea location walking distance to Gloucester Road Tube Station.
A Royal Afternoon Tour: 3:30pm to 7:00pm
3:15pm - Boarding Opens at Holiday Inn Kensington Forum
3:30pm - Tour Departs
3:45pm - 5:30pm Kensington Palace
5:45pm - 6:45pm Introductory Tour of Victoria & Albert Museum
7:00pm - Finishes with Classic Afternoon Tea to eat and drink at your leisure
Tour dates are regularly updated at the top of this webpage. Please contact us for latest availability.
Scheduled Group Tours are conducted in English only. If you require another language, our private tours are available in most languages through our specialist multi-lingual guide team, including Spanish, French, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin and Cantonese. Language surcharges apply.
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Please check tour availability and then complete the booking form, selecting:
(A) Scheduled Group Tour - A Royal Afternoon Tour (Kensington Palace and Victoria & Albert Museum with Afternoon Tea).
(B) Enter the total cost as a numerical value without the GBP sign.
There is a minimum order of 2 persons per booking. For example, if booking a party of 2 please enter the total tour cost as 258.
(C) Enter the collection and return location as the Holiday Inn Kensington Forum
We accept all major debit/credit cards except American Express.
If the date is showing as available above please send an Availability Check for up to date information and then proceed to Book Online