Secret Gardens Tour of London with Afternoon Tea

Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
Destination: United Kingdom, England, London
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • London
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Overview

This is a full day guided tour of hidden beauty spots and gardens in central London. Very much a private tour as we black cab it from garden to garden along with some walking. Included are the delightful hidden gardens of the Inns of Court, Lady Diana's sunken garden at Kensington Gardens as well as the amazing Chelsea Physic Garden.  All garden admissions are included as is a lovely traditional high tea. Please note: moderate fitness required as during the morning portion it is very much a walking tour.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Kensington Palace, Kensington Gardens, London W8 4PX England

At Kensington Palace we enjoy Lady Diana's wonderful sunken garden.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Sir John Soane's Museum, 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields Holborn, London WC2A 3BP England

John Soane was a well-known Victorian architect but also an avid collector of antiquities, sculpture, etc. See all of this in his splendidly maintained home.

Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: Trafalgar Square, Centre of the City, London SW1A England

This is very close to our starting point at Saint Martin in the Fields Church. One of London's iconic squares.

Pass By: Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD England

Full of history - it was once the flower market for London.

Stop At: Chelsea Physic Garden, 66 Royal Hospital Road, London SW3 4HS England

This amazing garden was started by the apothecaries where they could grown their own medicinal plants. Here we enjoy the garden as well as pause for a lovely high tea.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Lincoln's Inn Fields, London England

This is one of the largest squares in London and the location for the Sir John Soane museum. Also, we pause here for our mid-morning coffee break.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Inns of Court, Fleet Street, London England

The Courts include some lovely gardens hidden away from most tourists.

Duration: 30 minutes

Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • High Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Kensington Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Sir John Soane's Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Chelsea Physic Garden
  • Entry/Admission - Lincoln's Inn Fields
  • Entry/Admission - Inns of Court

Exclusions
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required on this tour.
  • A maximum of 5 people per booking: capacity of new electric London cabs
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Very safe tour in terms of COVID-19. Two reasons: small group tour limited to 5 pax. Also, this is a guided walking tour mostly outside with lots of social distancing.
Departure Point

2 A400, London WC2H, UK


Departure Time

10:00 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

6 hours 30 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

BeckyK1200

26 Sep, 2020

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Stephen. He was an incredibly well-informed and interesting guide and we saw parts of London which we had never seen before (despite having lived there for 20 years). The delicious tea at the end was the icing on the cake!!

vin_and_vie

27 Sep, 2019

Stephen, our guide for this walking tour, took us from the grand (Kensington Palace gardens, lake, and Victorian greenhouses) to the arcane but very interesting (the Physic apothecary garden), with an excellent lunch/tea included. Best of course if the gardens are in bloom and the weather is good. Wear your walking shoes.

comoxmcdonald

23 Jul, 2019

This was one of my best tour experiences of all time. Our guide, Stephen, was a delight. He reminded me of Dr. Who, in the best possible way, as he whizzed us around London revealing hidden botanical wonders , many 'hidden in plain view'. Coming from British Columbia I was drinking up the lengthy historical context of many of the gardens we saw. Stephen was super observant and with an artist's eye he helped me see things I would have missed on my own. It's a long day, a fair bit longer than 10,000 steps and as a stout, older person I was proud of myself for keeping up with the mercurial Stephen. Ending with tea at the physik garden couldn't have been nicer. While I was on my travels I also went on some other more traditional tours with one guide for a much larger group, That is a completely different quality of experience. The smaller tours with Greenwich Royal Tours is a very high quality of tourist experience.

Susan H

12 Jul, 2019

Four of my travel friends and I were in London before a cruise was to leave and so I booked this great opportunity to see gardens in London. We started at the steps of St. Martin in the Field's Church and from there explored the back gardens of London. Stephen was our guide and so knowledgeable about the flowers, London, and art events. Many of us had seen gardens out of London and the Chelsey Garden show, but this was a personal experience to celebrate the smaller gardens which you might not see if on your own. High Tea was just a bonus to the day. Oh, we had sunshine too. I highly recommend this adventure.

Butch E

26 Jun, 2019

First of all let me start with the good...Stephen our guide. He was very personable, informative and did a great job with what he had to work with on the tour. But make no mistake, this is 1) a long walking tour, 2) more of a history tour of out of the way places than a garden tour. This tour would be better if it was 4 hours long and really went to secret gardens and not public gardens that anyone can go to with out taking a tour. We had already toured Kensington Palace, Temple Church and Covent Gardens, all of which are on this tour. We really liked Stephen, but it felt like he was trying to fill time at several points. The afternoon tea was nice, but we spent very little time in the Chelsea garden because we were tired after having walked 4- 5 miles.

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