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Kensington Palace Tours

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Kensington Palace
As the official London home of Britain's favorite royal couple, Prince William and Kate Middleton, along with little Prince George and Princess Charlotte; Kensington Palace's fame rivals that of Buckingham Palace. Will and Kate aren't the only members of the royal family to walk the halls of Kensington Palace, though—King George II, Queen Victoria, Queen Anne, Princess Margaret and Princess Diana have all also called the palace home.

The Basics
While the royal living quarters are off-limits, a large portion of the palace is open to the public, with multiple exhibit spaces plus the renowned Orangery café. Visitors can admire the 16th-century King's Staircase; peek into Queen Mary's State Apartments; learn more about Queen Victoria in the Victoria Revealed exhibition; and explore Queen Caroline's Cabinet of Curiosities, all before strolling the landscaped palace gardens. You can also admire a collection of iconic dresses worn by Princess Diana in the Diana: Her Fashion Story exhibit.

Opt for a priority-access ticket to save time, or book a Royal Palaces Pass that allows entry to three royal London attractions: Buckingham, the Tower of London, and Hampton Court Palace. Some tours to Buckingham Palace also stop by Kensington Palace, while others pair a palace visit with an indulgent afternoon tea experience in the palace gardens.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Admission lines can be long in summer, especially for special exhibitions, so it’s best to book priority entrance tickets in advance.
  • Free Wi-Fi is available on-site.
  • Most areas of the palace are wheelchair accessible, and concession tickets are available.

How to Get to Kensington Palace
Kensington Palace is located at the west end of Hyde Park in central London. The nearest tube stations are Queensway and High Street Kensington, each about a 10-minute walk from the palace.

When to Get There
Kensington Palace is open all year round, but special events are held throughout the year, including fashion exhibits, the open-air Luna Cinema in August, and Queen Caroline's annual garden parties.
Address: Kensington Gardens, London W8 4PX, England
Hours: March–Oct 10am–6pm; Nov–Feb 10am–4pm
Admission: €18
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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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$156.07
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$156.07
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Semi-Private Kensington Palace & Royal Gardens Tour

Semi-Private Kensington Palace & Royal Gardens Tour

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Enjoy a royal welcome to London with a 3-hour fully guided tour of Kensington Palace and Gardens, the official home of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge. Make the most of early-access and view the lavish State Apartments and exquisite Royal Gardens before the crowds arrive. Finish your regal experience with a decadent afternoon tea at the Orangery Restaurant, sipping specialty teas and tucking into handmade cakes and pastries.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$94.48
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$94.48
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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 Thames River cruise, currently operating Friday to Sunday only.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$39.71
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$39.71
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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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$108.17
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$108.17

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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$35.60
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$35.60
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Visit Kensington Palace & 3 Hour Westminster Walking Tour

Visit Kensington Palace & 3 Hour Westminster Walking Tour

We will see 15 of London's most iconic sights in a 3-hour historic walking tour! After the walking tour: Visit Kensington Palace For over 300 years Kensington Palace has been residence to Britain’s young royal families. Share the experience of this public palace and private home in the heart of Kensington Gardens. It will be an enjoyable, educational and entertaining stroll. From Palaces (and stories of the Monarchy) to Parliament Square (with the history of the government), you will be continuously entertained with bits of history. • See Buckingham Palace • Walkthrough the Royal Parks • Learn about the history of Westminster • Visit Parliament Square • View the London Eye, Big Ben, and Trafalgar Square Sights you will see include ; Buckingham Palace Trafalgar Square Changing of the Guard (Daily during the summer months) Big Ben Downing Street Westminster Abbey Whitehall Houses of Parliament London Eye Parliament Square Queens Horse Guard
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$72.94
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$72.94
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Enter Kensington Palace & The London 30+ Sights Tour

Enter Kensington Palace & The London 30+ Sights Tour

Our tour guides will guide you on an exploration of London’s major 30+ landmarks. After the walking tour, you will then visit The Kensington Palace Kensington Palace is a royal residence set in Kensington Gardens, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London, England. Home of Prince William & Prince Harry! We will head through Green Park to Buckingham Palace, where we'll watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard ceremony. After witnessing this impressive, traditional ritual, where the New Guard exchanges duties with the Old Guard, we'll head to Westminster. Sights we'll see along the way include Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben (covered up at the moment as undergoing a facelift), and the Houses of Parliament. Then we'll go to the London Bridge area, where we'll see Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, the Shard, HMS Belfast, and Tower Bridge
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  • 6 hours
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$89.65
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$89.65

Private Custom Tour: Day Tour of London

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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$380.66
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$380.66
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4 Hour Tour Kensington Palace and St Pauls Cathedral (With Private Guide)

4 Hour Tour Kensington Palace and St Pauls Cathedral (With Private Guide)

Luxury chauffeured transport with qualified Blue Badge Tourist Guides who have a vast understanding of London. We offer guided tours for every occasion, helping you have an amazing time in London.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$847.81
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$847.81
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Young Victoria's London: Windsor Castle & Kensington Palace

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Young Victoria's London: Windsor Castle & Kensington Palace

In Windsor Castle; We will learn how our exuberant King George IV, transformed the castle into an ostentatious palace, We will marvel at the home of English chivalry and a new Camelot with its sword, We will explore this oldest and the largest inhabited castle in the world, We will see how Monarchs added their own style and ambition to the different elegant rooms, We will hear how this palace of romance to restore royal fortunes of the King who lost his head, In Kensington Palace; We will follow the footsteps of the Queen of our hearts (Diana Spencer) We will explore British Royal residence since the 17th century, We will understand how a palace can turn into a modern prison for our young Queen (Victoria), We will be impressed with the flamboyant lifestyle of the Stuarts and Hanoverians, We will visit the official home of most prominent royals such as William and Kate, Harry and Meghan and many more, Don't just see, step into the deep-seated history of Britain and feel it !
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  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$492.94
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$821.57
$328.63 savings
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$492.94
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$821.57
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London Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Access to Over 80 Attractions

London Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Access to Over 80 Attractions

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Discover London’s top sights for one low price with the London Pass®. Choose from a 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, or 10-day sightseeing credits package, and enjoy access to your London Pass straight from your mobile. Simply show it at the gate or ticket office to gain entrance to more than 80 attractions including Tower Bridge, Westminster Abbey, and the "View from the Shard." You also benefit from skip-the-line access at some of the city's top attractions like the London Zoo. Your pass also includes a hop-on hop-off bus tour, a Thames River cruise, a free guidebook packed with useful information, and valuable shopping and dining discounts. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes (purchased by December 31) are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 30 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
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  • 10 days
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$108.17
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$108.17

Young Victoria's London: Windsor Castle & Kensington Palace

Young Victoria's London: Windsor Castle & Kensington Palace

In Windsor Castle; We will learn how our exuberant King George IV, transformed the castle into an ostentatious palace, We will marvel at the home of English chivalry and a new Camelot with its sword, We will explore this oldest and the largest inhabited castle in the world, We will see how Monarchs added their own style and ambition to the different elegant rooms, We will hear how this palace of romance to restore royal fortunes of the King who lost his head, In Kensington Palace; We will follow the footsteps of the Queen of our hearts (Diana Spencer) We will explore British Royal residence since the 17th century, We will understand how a palace can turn into a modern prison for our young Queen (Victoria), We will be impressed with the flamboyant lifestyle of the Stuarts and Hanoverians, We will visit the official home of most prominent royals such as William and Kate, Harry and Meghan and many more, Don't just see, step into the deep-seated history of Britain and feel it !
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  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,437.75
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$1,437.75
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4 HR Private Tour Churchill War Rooms and Kensington Palace (Private Guide)

4 HR Private Tour Churchill War Rooms and Kensington Palace (Private Guide)

Luxury chauffeured transport with qualified Blue Badge Tourist Guides who have a vast understanding of London. We offer guided tours for every occasion, helping you have a great time in London.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$837.33
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$837.33
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9Hr Tour London Eye, Kensington Palace and Tower of London (Private Guide)

9Hr Tour London Eye, Kensington Palace and Tower of London (Private Guide)

Luxury chauffeured transport with qualified Blue Badge Tourist Guides who have a vast understanding of London. We offer guided tours for every occasion, helping you have a great time in London.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,703.17
Price varies by group size
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$1,703.17
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 4 Hour Tour Kensington Palace and St Pauls Cathedral (With Private Guide)

4 Hour Tour Kensington Palace and St Pauls Cathedral (With Private Guide)

Luxury chauffeured transport with qualified Blue Badge Tourist Guides who have a vast understanding of London. We offer guided tours for every occasion, helping you have an amazing time in London. If a tour is cancelled 7 days or less before it is scheduled, 50% of the fee is payable. If the tour is cancelled within 48 hours of the scheduled start then the full fee is payable.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$837.33
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$837.33
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9Hr Tour St Paul's Cathedral, London Eye and Kensington Palace (Private Guide)

9Hr Tour St Paul's Cathedral, London Eye and Kensington Palace (Private Guide)

Luxury chauffeured transport with qualified Blue Badge Tourist Guides who have a vast understanding of London. We offer guided tours for every occasion, helping you have a great time in London.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,703.17
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$1,703.17
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9Hr Tour Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral and Kensington Palace (Private)

9Hr Tour Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral and Kensington Palace (Private)

Luxury chauffeured transport with qualified Blue Badge Tourist Guides who have a vast understanding of London. We offer guided tours for every occasion, helping you have a great time in London.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,433.07
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$1,433.07
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9Hr Tour London Eye, Kensington Palace and Churchill War Rooms (Private Guide)

9Hr Tour London Eye, Kensington Palace and Churchill War Rooms (Private Guide)

Luxury chauffeured transport with qualified Blue Badge Tourist Guides who have a vast understanding of London. We offer guided tours for every occasion, helping you have a great time in London.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,703.17
Price varies by group size
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$1,703.17
Price varies by group size

9Hr Tour Kensington Palace, Churchill War Rooms and Westminster Abbey(Private)

9Hr Tour Kensington Palace, Churchill War Rooms and Westminster Abbey(Private)

Luxury chauffeured transport with qualified Blue Badge Tourist Guides who have a vast understanding of London. We offer guided tours for every occasion, helping you have a great time in London.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,613.14
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$1,613.14
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9Hr Tour London Eye, Kensington Palace and Westminster Abbey (Private Guide)

9Hr Tour London Eye, Kensington Palace and Westminster Abbey (Private Guide)

Luxury chauffeured transport with qualified Blue Badge Tourist Guides who have a vast understanding of London. We offer guided tours for every occasion, helping you have a great time in London.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$1,433.07
Price varies by group size
From
$1,433.07
Price varies by group size

9Hr Tour Kensington Palace, Tower of London and Churchill War Rooms (Private)

9Hr Tour Kensington Palace, Tower of London and Churchill War Rooms (Private)

Luxury chauffeured transport with qualified Blue Badge Tourist Guides who have a vast understanding of London. We offer guided tours for every occasion, helping you have a great time in London.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,433.07
Price varies by group size
From
$1,433.07
Price varies by group size

9Hr Tour Kensington Palace, St Paul's Cathedral and Tower of London (Private)

9Hr Tour Kensington Palace, St Paul's Cathedral and Tower of London (Private)

Luxury chauffeured transport with qualified Blue Badge Tourist Guides who have a vast understanding of London. We offer guided tours for every occasion, helping you have a great time in London.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,433.07
Price varies by group size
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$1,433.07
Price varies by group size

Full Day Private London Taxi Sightseeing Experience

Full Day Private London Taxi Sightseeing Experience

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Discover the highlights of London with efficiency and style when booking your own private driver-guide to explore the English capital. Travel in a traditional black cab to attractions including Kensington Palace, Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard ceremony, and Westminster Abbey. With your own dedicated transportation and insightful guide, you can take in more sights without the hassles of navigating the busy streets on your own.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$540.87
per group
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$540.87
per group
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Private London Sightseeing by Luxury Vehicle

Private London Sightseeing by Luxury Vehicle

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If it’s your first time in London, tick off the city’s top attractions in style on a private 9-hour sightseeing tour. Travelling in a luxurious vehicle equipped with Wi-Fi, you’ll visit icons such as Tower Bridge, 10 Downing Street, and Trafalgar Square. In the afternoon, browse Harrods departments store and admire Kensington Palace, Hyde Park, and the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,026.96
per group
From
$1,026.96
per group
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What are Kensington Palace hours of operation?
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Kensington Palace hours of operation: March–Oct 10am–6pm; Nov–Feb 10am–4pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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