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As the official London home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge—along with their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis—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 Kensington Palace home.

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March–Oct 10am–6pm; Nov–Feb 10am–4pm
Kensington Gardens, London, W8 4PX
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Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise

Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise

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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 fast-track London Eye option to get an aerial view of the city aboard the London Eye giant observation wheel. Hop off at Westminster Pier or Tower of London stop to enjoy a Thames River cruise.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$43.59
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$43.59
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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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$124.34
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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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$39.12
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$39.12
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The London Pass with Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Access to 80+ Attractions

The London Pass with Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Access to 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, while paying nothing at the gate. Simply show it at the gate or ticket office to redeem your credits and gain entrance to more than 80 attractions including Tower Bridge, Westminster Abbey, and the "View from the Shard." Your pass also includes a hop-on hop-off bus tour, a Thames River cruise and a free guidebook packed with useful information, including opening times. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes 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 the remaining number of consecutive days purchased.
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  • 1 to 10 days
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$86.62
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.42
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$74.42
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London's Royal Private Walking Tour with a Local

London's Royal Private Walking Tour with a Local

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Get a local's insight into life in the British capital on this private royal-themed walking tour. In the company of just your party and a royal-expert guide, visit such sites as St. Mary’s Hospital, birthplace of many royals; Kensington Palace, residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and Westminster Abbey, setting for the funeral of Princess Diana. With a wealth of new knowledge about the royal family, conclude your tour at the famed Buckingham Palace.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$73.89
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Royal London Sightseeing Tour and Thames River Cruise

Royal London Sightseeing Tour and Thames River Cruise

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Discover the regal residences and rich royal history of London on a sightseeing tour and Thames River cruise. With an accomplished guide, travel by luxury coach through the capital’s most opulent areas to see majestic landmarks like Big Ben and Kensington Palace. Gaze at a traditional Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace and then climb aboard a boat for a tranquil cruise on the River Thames. Glide past iconic sights like the London Eye and the Tower of London and enjoy illuminating commentary as you sail.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$67.06
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$67.06
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Semi-Private Kensington Palace & Gardens with Royal Style Exhibition

Semi-Private Kensington Palace & Gardens with Royal Style Exhibition

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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
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$96.40
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$96.40
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Private London Sightseeing by Luxury Vehicle

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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
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$733.47
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$1,047.82
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Private Custom Tour London in a Day with a Local: Private & Personalized

Private Custom Tour London in a Day with a Local: Private & Personalized

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Make your London adventure a personal one on a private 8-hour sightseeing tour. Your tailor made itinerary can include Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the city’s hidden gems, and much more. It's up to you. Thanks to the expert navigation skills of your Londoner guide, you’re able to explore in an efficient, but leisurely manner. Leave with exclusive tips on what to see, eat, and do with the rest of your vacation.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$183.73
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Queen and hidden secrets of Freddie Mercury (Semi-private tour)

Queen and hidden secrets of Freddie Mercury (Semi-private tour)

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Get your fix of Freddie Mercury and Queen nostalgia on this London walking tour. Skip finding the locations for yourself and let a guide lead you to the places important to one of the UK’s greatest bands, and share stories and secrets you’d miss if alone. Visit the pub where Freddie first met Brian and Roger; pass recording studios, see the house where Freddy died in 1991, and much more.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$174.64
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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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$91.47
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London Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Bus Tour- 24 Hours ticket

London Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Bus Tour- 24 Hours ticket

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Get the most out of London by combining a hop-on hop-off bus tour, a walking tour, and a Thames River cruise. Your bus ticket is valid for 24 hours, with multiple over the course of three routes, and includes onboard audio commentary in several languages. Choose your walking tour and river cruise departure times to suit your schedule.
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  • 20 minutes to 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$51.69
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$51.69
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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
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$194.20
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Go London Explorer Pass: Up to 40% Off Top Attractions

Go London Explorer Pass: Up to 40% Off Top Attractions

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Save big on combined admission prices to top London attractions with this London Explorer Pass. Select whether to get a pass that grants you access to two, three, four, five, or seven attractions. Choose where to redeem your Explorer credits from a list of London’s most popular spots visited by tourists and locals alike such as the Tower of London, The View from the Shard, Westminster Abbey, City Cruises Thames River Pass, and more. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes are valid for two years from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 60 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
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  • 60 days
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$47.50
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London History Taxi Tours

London History Taxi Tours

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Come join us on a journey across a city over 2000 years old! You'll be sure of a unique look into London's rich and cultural life with our Professionally Qualified Tour Guides and London Black Cab Drivers. Our London tours are bespoke and tailored to your individual need. Whether it’s whirlwind sightseeing tours of the City. Or a day of sightseeing and visiting local attractions.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$382.78
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London Super Saver: Stonehenge Express and London by Night Sightseeing Bus

London Super Saver: Stonehenge Express and London by Night Sightseeing Bus

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View the best of royal London and Stonehenge with this Super Saver, combining two tours at a discounted price. See some of London’s top landmarks on a morning coach tour, including Kensington Palace and the Mall. Learn about the city’s royal history from your professional guide as you go, and watch the Changing of the Guard outside Buckingham Palace. Then, take an afternoon trip to UNESCO-listed Stonehenge. Leave London by coach, and enjoy an independent, 1-hour audio tour of this stunning prehistoric monument.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$101.99
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London Scooter Tour

London Scooter Tour

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Zip past many of London’s top attractions, and enjoy a fun-filled way to explore, when you book a small-group scooter tour of the capital. Meet your guide at Gloucester Road Station, grab your scooters and helmets, and set off. You’ll explore verdant Hyde Park, will glimpse Kensington Palace and the Royal Albert Hall, will admire Buckingham Palace, encounter the UNESCO-listed Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, and much more.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.72
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The London Landmarks

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The London Landmarks

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Have fun while covering a lot of ground on this cycling tour of London. You’ll see much more than you would on a walking tour, and get a much closer view of the attractions than you would on a bus tour. Pass parks, palaces, battle sites, and the iconic Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, and much more. Along the way your guide will tell you entertaining stories about London and its history.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$37.65
$40.45
$2.80 savings
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Secret Gardens Tour of London with Afternoon Tea

Secret Gardens Tour of London with Afternoon Tea

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See the capital in bloom on a full-day tour of London’s most beautiful and little-visited gardens, followed by a decadent High Tea at the Kensington Palace Orangerie. With a maximum of 4 people and private transport by black cab, you’ll enjoy the personalised attention of your guide, as you stroll around pretty rose gardens, green squares and sunken gardens. Visit the Lincoln's Inn Fields and the John Soane Museum, browse the London Garden Museum and learn about medicinal plants and flowers at Chelsea Physic Garden.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$251.20
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The London Landmarks

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The London Landmarks

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Go sightseeing in London without the hassle of traffic jams and crowded trains on this half-day afternoon bike tour that takes in many top attractions. Ideal for first-time visitors who enjoy biking, this tour rides by major destinations including Kensington Palace, Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, and Big Ben. Stop regularly for photo ops and hear live commentary from your guide along the way.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$37.65
$40.45
$2.80 savings
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Private Tour: 'Downton Abbey London Locations by Taxi

Private Tour: 'Downton Abbey London Locations by Taxi

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Discover the London of hit TV show ‘Downtown Abbey’ on a tour in a traditional black cab. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, visit locations where the series was filmed and dive deep into 20th-century aristocratic society in England. See grand examples of architecture in Mayfair, Belgravia, and Westminster, and hear entertaining anecdotes of extravagant aristocrats similar to Lord and Lady Grantham. Receive undivided attention from your guide on this flexible private tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$515.53
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A Royal London Private Taxi Tour

A Royal London Private Taxi Tour

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Curious about the British monarchy? Get to know London’s regal side on this private, black cab tour. Meet your guide at a time and place that work best for you, and set off. You can look forward to seeing the Tower of London (where Anne Boleyn was executed), Kensington Palace (where Princess Diana lived), Westminster Abbey (site of numerous royal weddings), Buckingham Palace, and more. As you go, learn stories and facts about the British monarchy throughout history.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$333.01
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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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$628.69
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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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Should I book Kensington Palace tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Kensington Palace can get crowded. 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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How much does it cost to visit Kensington Palace 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Kensington Palace costs USD 5.00. Guided Kensington Palace tours start around USD 5.00 per person.
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