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London - Kensington Palace and Gardens

Kensington Palace and Gardens

(83 reviews)
Kensington, London, United Kingdom
45 mins

About the tour

Kensington Palace was once a small suburban villa, known as Nottingham House. New monarchs William III and Mary II chose this modest mansion in 1689 to be their country retreat. Over the years, Stuart and Georgian monarchs transformed the palace into a fashionable home for Britain’s young royal families. More recently, the palace was home to Diana, Princess of Wales and is now the London home of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (Wills and Kate) and their children. We'll see the exterior of this beautiful palace and then wander along the stunning Kensington Gardens down to the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain and discover a few gems along the way.

Meet your local guide


David is a professional London guide with more years of experience than he cares to remember. A born and bred Londoner you'll see this wonderful city through the eyes of a local who has wandered around London's streets since childhood. David's tours are informative, educational but above all entertaining with lots of quirky facts, anecdotes and best kept secrets. David is the founder and owner of Bespoke England Tours, a high-end London tour company specialised in private car tours.

David has been guiding since Apr 2007

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to London with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from London. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Sheryl A.

24 March 2021

It was lovely to see this part of London, to hear the history and to have conversations on the Royals today. Thank you!

Maria Liza K.

22 March 2021

Charlene B.

21 March 2021

David was very knowledgeable and did an excellent job with his camera showing us around. He was also very funny and answered the questions when people asked.

Kelley D.

21 March 2021

Got to see some neat sites. Thank you for the tour!

Nathalie K.

20 March 2021

Great tour again! David always manages to pack so much history in 45min. Great guide! Looking forward to the next one.

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