Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens Tour


Walking Tour of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens
Tour of Kensington Gardens
Serpentine Bridge - Tour of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens

STARTS EVERY DAY AT 13:00h and 15:30h

DURATION: Max 2 hours

PRICE: Just £5

Would you like to enjoy beautifully guided tour of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens?

Would you like to reveal the secrets of one of the most famous parks in the world?

Learn a lot of facts and amazing stories on our walking tour of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens.

Hyde Park

Nowadays Hyde Park’s area covers 350 acres and is home to a number of famous landmarks and sights. Henry Vlll created Hyde Park for hunting in 1536 and it was enclosed as a deer park, remaining a private hunting ground until James I permitted limited access to gentlefolk. One of the most important events to take place in Hyde Park was the Great Exhibition of 1851, housed in the magnificent Crystal Palace. The name “Hyde” is believed to be of Saxon origin, and means a unit of land, the hide, that was appropriate for the support of a single family and dependents.

Read more about Hyde Park

Hyde Park is the largest Royal Park in London and it is bounded on the north by Bayswater Road, to the east by Park Lane, and to the south by Knightsbridge. To the west, Hyde Park merges with Kensington Gardens and the dividing line runs between the Serpentine Bridge and Alexandra Gate to Victoria Gate via West Carriage Drive and. Flowers were first planted in Hyde Park in 1860 by William Andrews Nesfield. Speaker’s Corner became very popular in the late 19th century, due to its tolerance of free speech.

Queen Caroline, who was the wife of George II, had considerable modernisation carried out and in the 1730s had The Serpentine, a lake of nearly 11.34 hectares, created. In 1977 a Silver Jubilee Exhibition was held in honour of Queen Elizabeth II’s 25 years on the throne.

Kensington Garden

Kensington Gardens are generally regarded as being the western extent of the neighbouring Hyde Park. It covers an impressive area of 265 acres and millions of people visit them each year. In 1689, the King and Queen, William and Mary, bought Nottingham House, on the western edge of Hyde Park, and renamed it Kensington Palace. They created a beautiful garden around the palace with formal flower beds and box hedges. Thereafter, Queen Anne and Queen Caroline, further contributed to the enlargement of Kensington Gardens.

Read more about Kensington Gardens

Kensington Gardens was originally the western section of Hyde Park, before to be created by Henry VIII as a hunting ground. For most of the 18th century the gardens were closed to the public. They were opened gradually but only to the respectably dressed.  The Gardens provide a distinctive habitat in the heart of London for a diverse variety of species of fauna and flora. You could observe many pigeons, swans, gulls, geese and squirrels.

Queen Victoria was born at Kensington Palace and lived here until 1837. In a series of renovations Queen Victoria commissioned the Italian Gardens and the Albert Memorial. Diana Princess of Wales had an apartment at the palace from 1981-1997.

What are you going to see?

Speakers’ Corner

The Lookout

The Old Police House

The Serpentine

The Long Water

The Arch by Henry Moore

Italian Gardens

Peter Pan Statue

Physical Energy Statue

Queen Caroline’s Temple

Diana Memorial Fountain

Lido Bar and Café

The Albert Memorial

The Flower Walk

Royal Albert Hall

Round Pond

Kensington palace

The Orangery

Where is the meeting point?

The walking tour of Hyde Park and Kensnigton Gardens starts every day at 13:00h and 15:30h.

The meeting point is in front of Marble Arch.

The duration of the tour is maximum 2 hours. It ends near Kensington Palace.

Price

CategoryPrice
Adults£5
Children (from 6 to 14 years old)£3
Students (student ID is required)£4
Seniors (65+)£4
Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children)£13
Family Ticket (2 adults and 3 children)£15

If your group is larger than 10 people, please send us an email on: info@ledingtourslondon.com for a group rate

The price includes:

An English speaking Tour Guide

The price does not include:

 Gratuities

Additional information
  • In order to maintain a pleasant atmosphere, our tours are limited to a maximum of 15 people per group
  • The walking tour is informative, but does not include entry into the afore mentioned buildings.
  • The walking tour of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens is non-refundable once booked.
  • Please be on time for the tour
  • Please make sure you check the weather forecast. In case of rainy weather, please bring an umbrella.
  • We charge a booking fee of 2% in addition to the final amount. Your payment is secured by Sage Pay.
  • Once you pay for a tour, you will receive an email, verifying your successful payment. The email will provide you with a unique reference number, which is the confirmation number. You must show this number to your tour guide upon request. You can either print it out or take a photo of your unique reference number.

How to book the tour?

Advanced booking is required!

To book the tour online, please click the below button “book now” (recommended way)

You could also book the tour by sending us an email or by calling us on +44(0)7879978099

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