Exclusive London Guided Tours
SECRET GARDENS OF LONDON TOUR
Our “Secret Gardens of London Tour” is an exclusive London guided garden tour designed for garden lovers, parks aficionados and lovers of flowers. Showcasing the best Gardens Of London. Highlights include Chelsea Physic Garden and high tea at Kensington Palace, as well as the opportunity to experience some of London’s hidden beauty spots. Small group tour ( less than 6 people )and we are transported by one of London’s iconic black cabs from garden to garden!
The tour starts at St. Martin in the Fields Church ( front steps ) on Trafalgar Square and from there, we visit the nearby St. Paul’s Artist Church designed by the talented Inigo Jones with its adjoining rose garden. From there we head up to the delightful Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London’s largest square designed in the early 17th century. Adjacent is the amazing John Soane’s Museum, home to many beautiful things including some lovely garden statuary. Soane was a Victorian architect ( eg. Bank of England ) and his design genius is apparent in his eclectic house. He was also a dedicated collector of antiquities. A short walk away and we are into the law courts and the Temple gardens, where we find the shaded fountain made famous by Charles Dickens ( from his book Martin Chuzzlewit ).
We then head for the fascinating London Garden Museum on the other side of the Thames, complete with 17th Century style knot garden. Here we pause for refreshments in their very nice cafe. Next, we visit the famous Chelsea Physic Garden established in 1673 where they have a marvellous selection of apothecary plants and flowers – and more. The Garden is unique in London and has a fabulous assortment of medicinal plants, etc.
We are now more than ready for a proper English High Tea at one of London’s finest tea rooms, which is normally at the Orangerie, Kensington Palace. After tea, we explore the gardens including the new and magnificent sunken garden there. We conclude our tour by returning guests to Trafalgar Square, or guests can depart directly for their hotel if they wish.
Please note: tour runs DAILY except for Mondays and Saturdays commencing: April 1, 2017. Travel advice: book early to avoid disappointment as the tour only runs for the garden season in London ( ie. from April 1 until September 30 ).
” Our tour guide ensured that we had a very interesting and informative day. A great
day out and one we will remember for a long time. ”
– Bill, U.K.
” Enjoyed the Physic Garden the most – but also the many out-of-the-ordinary places we visited. Yes I would recommend this tour! ”
– Jenay, U.S.A.
” Stephen was a fabulous tour guide and I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone interested in English gardens. Thanks for a great day! ”
– Natalie, Canada
- English High Tea at Kensington Palace’s Orangerie.
- Transport provided
Tour times: Daily starting April 1st through to September 30 2017
9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tour does not run on Mondays and Saturdays.
We start at St. Martin in the Fields church off of Trafalgar Square – just across from the
National Gallery Cafe.
Cost: £140 per adult. £130 for Seniors and children 6 – 16.
Payment: We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Paypal.
Advance booking only. Please note: min. of 2 persons when booking onto this tour. If you are a single, then please allow for some date flexibility so that we can book you with others. Singles are advised to email us in advance to obtain dates available.
Note: We do not charge V.A.T.
FREEPHONE: 0800 542 1200 ( U.K.)
TELEPHONE: 44 20 8319 2143 Overseas: dial 44 20 8319 2143