Tradition with a Twist: Kensington Palace Admission and Five-Star Afternoon Tea for Two

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Tradition with a Twist: Kensington Palace Admission and Five-Star Afternoon Tea for Two

Kensington, London

£90
  • Add an extra guest (six maximum) +
    £45

“A palace of secret stories and public lives” Visit London

Why we love it

Experience tradition with a twist on a cultural day out exploring Kensington. Discover life as an 18th century royal courtier, the life of Queen Victoria and the fashion of three royal women: Her Majesty the Queen, Princess Margaret and Diana at Kensington Palace, followed by the very British tradition of afternoon tea in the historic Sitting Room at the five-star Capital Hotel in Knightsbridge - holder of the Tea Guild's Award of Excellence.

What's Included?

  • Enjoy a day out in Royal Kensington with admission tickets for two people to Kensington Palace
  • Followed by a traditional afternoon tea for two people at the Capital Hotel
  • Choose from a range of teas, infusions or fresh coffee
  • Savour a selection of delicate seasonal sandwiches, a selection of sweet delights fresh from the hotel's own bakery, and home-made scones served with clotted cream, jams, preserves and compotes

Exclusive to TRULY

  • Receive a complimentary boxed tea bag or tisane each to take home on this package exclusively available through Truly

Description

Explore Queen Victoria’s long and fascinating life in her childhood home, Kensington Palace. Expect something different from the usual heritage experience and discover a palace influenced by generations of royal women.

Experience life as an 18th-century royal courtier and marvel at beautiful artworks from the Royal Collection wandering through the magnificent King's and Queen's State Apartments. Explore the life and reign of Queen Victoria as wife, mother, Queen and Empress through an impressive exhibition; inspired by her own journals, letters and personal objects in the rooms where she once lived, the exhibition gives insight into the extraordinary life of the woman whose name defined an age.

In an homage to royal fashion, discover how the unique styles of three royal women (Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret and Diana, Princess of Wales) largely influenced fashion and taste at the time, including an exquisite collection of dresses worn by all three.

Round off the day with afternoon tea in the historic Sitting Room at the five-star Capital Hotel in Knightsbridge. Awarded the Tea Guild's Award of Excellence in 2012, a prestigious award bequeathed only on establishments that show the greatest commitment to tea service, the Capital Hotel is renowned for the patronage of royalty, heads of state, and international celebrities, and has established a reputation for understated exclusivity and personal service.

Enjoy a delicious range of sandwiches and savouries made with bread from the hotel's own bakery, alongside a selection of sweet delights and fresh scones, served with traditional clotted cream and homemade jams.

Sample Afternoon Tea Menu

Sandwiches

  • Cucumber Sandwiches on Matcha Tea Bread
  • Ham & Mustard Sandwiches on White Bread
  • Egg Mayonnaise on White Bread
  • Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese on Beetroot Bread

Sweet Delights

  • Pistachio Macaron
  • Blackberry Victoria Sponge
  • Sticky Toffee Pudding
  • Elderflower Jelly

Scones

  • Plain and Fruited Scones
  • Served with Cornish Clotted Cream & Strawberry Jam

Description

Explore Queen Victoria’s long and fascinating life in her childhood home, Kensington Palace. Expect something different from the usual heritage experience and discover a palace influenced by generations of royal women.

Experience life as an 18th-century royal courtier and marvel at beautiful artworks from the Royal Collection wandering through the magnificent King's and Queen's State Apartments. Explore the life and reign of Queen Victoria as wife, mother, Queen and Empress through an impressive exhibition; inspired by her own journals, letters and personal objects in the rooms where she once lived, the exhibition gives insight into the extraordinary life of the woman whose name defined an age.

In an homage to royal fashion, discover how the unique styles of three royal women (Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret and Diana, Princess of Wales) largely influenced fashion and taste at the time, including an exquisite collection of dresses worn by all three.

Round off the day with afternoon tea in the historic Sitting Room at the five-star Capital Hotel in Knightsbridge. Awarded the Tea Guild's Award of Excellence in 2012, a prestigious award bequeathed only on establishments that show the greatest commitment to tea service, the Capital Hotel is renowned for the patronage of royalty, heads of state, and international celebrities, and has established a reputation for understated exclusivity and personal service.

Enjoy a delicious range of sandwiches and savouries made with bread from the hotel's own bakery, alongside a selection of sweet delights and fresh scones, served with traditional clotted cream and homemade jams.

Sample Afternoon Tea Menu

Sandwiches

  • Cucumber Sandwiches on Matcha Tea Bread
  • Ham & Mustard Sandwiches on White Bread
  • Egg Mayonnaise on White Bread
  • Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese on Beetroot Bread

Sweet Delights

  • Pistachio Macaron
  • Blackberry Victoria Sponge
  • Sticky Toffee Pudding
  • Elderflower Jelly

Scones

  • Plain and Fruited Scones
  • Served with Cornish Clotted Cream & Strawberry Jam

Plan Your Day

Suggested Itinerary:

  • Arrive at Kensington Palace at 12pm, book afternoon tea at 2.30pm
  • Allow approximately 25 minutes to walk to The Capital - a gentle stroll through scenic Hyde Park

Opening Times:

  • Afternoon tea at The Capital is served in the Sitting Room daily, 2pm to 5.30pm
  • Kensington Palace is open 10am to 6pm (last admission 5pm) March to October
  • Kensington Palace is open 10am to 5pm (last admission 4pm) November to February

Additional Information

This experience is valid for booking within six months from the date of issue.

This experience is priced for two people. Additional guests can be added by selecting "add an extra guest" above, up to a maximum group size of eight people. Please contact Truly for information on pricing for groups larger than eight people.

The menu is subject to seasonal change and availability. Please state any dietary requirements at the time of booking. Most diets can be accommodated, excluding vegan.

Any additional products or services desired can simply be paid for on site.

Service charge (12.5%) is not included; this is left to the guests' discretion on the day.

Please note that no cancellations are possible once booking is confirmed.

All bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least two weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

Plan Your Day

Suggested Itinerary:

  • Arrive at Kensington Palace at 12pm, book afternoon tea at 2.30pm
  • Allow approximately 25 minutes to walk to The Capital - a gentle stroll through scenic Hyde Park

Opening Times:

  • Afternoon tea at The Capital is served in the Sitting Room daily, 2pm to 5.30pm
  • Kensington Palace is open 10am to 6pm (last admission 5pm) March to October
  • Kensington Palace is open 10am to 5pm (last admission 4pm) November to February

Additional Information

This experience is valid for booking within six months from the date of issue.

This experience is priced for two people. Additional guests can be added by selecting "add an extra guest" above, up to a maximum group size of eight people. Please contact Truly for information on pricing for groups larger than eight people.

The menu is subject to seasonal change and availability. Please state any dietary requirements at the time of booking. Most diets can be accommodated, excluding vegan.

Any additional products or services desired can simply be paid for on site.

Service charge (12.5%) is not included; this is left to the guests' discretion on the day.

Please note that no cancellations are possible once booking is confirmed.

All bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least two weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

How it works

  • Choose your experience

    Treat yourself or share with someone you truly care about.

  • We arrange everything

    Our concierge will arrange everything, even the little extras.

  • Relax and enjoy

    Simply show up and savour the memory that will last a lifetime.

Location

Kensington Gardens, London W8 4PX

22 Basil Street, London SW3 1AT

Kensington Palace Kensington Gardens, London W8 4PX

The Capital Hotel 22 Basil Street, London SW3 1AT

Tradition with a Twist: Kensington Palace Admission and Five-Star Afternoon Tea for Two

  • Add an extra guest (six maximum) +
    £45