Secret Gardens Of
Secret Gardens Of London
The Secret Gardens of London guided tour is an exclusive and private guided tour designed for garden lovers, parks aficionados and lovers of flowers. If you have seen quite enough of Big Ben etc. then this tour which takes you to some of London’s hidden beauty spots may be just what your heart yearns for! 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. We normally take a tea/coffee break at the Square’s charming cafe. 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 novel Martin Chuzzlewit).
Next, we explore the beautiful Kensington Gardens, near where Prince Harry and Meghan live, at Kensington Palace. A highlight here is the sunken garden, which was a favourite of Princess Diana. We then 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.
We are now more than ready for a proper English High Tea which is conveniently offered by the Chelsea Physic Garden Cafe. We conclude our tour by returning guests to nearby Sloane Square or alternatively leave guests at their leisure in the Physic Garden.
” 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.
” The tour was fun, informative and well worth the money. Stephen was an excellent tour guide. Very personable and knowledgeable – he did a great job. “
– Gerald, U.S.A.
” Stephen was very friendy and knowledgeable. Tour was most interesting. We have visited London many times and yet discovered many gardens we had not seen. “
– Lewis, U.S.A.
Cost: £175 per adult. £165 for Seniors and children 6 – 16.
Minimum Booking on this tour is two persons.
Payment: Advance booking only. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express
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Times: 10:00a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tour does not run on Mondays and Saturdays.
We start at the front steps of St. Martin in the Fields church off of Trafalgar Square – just across from the National Gallery Cafe.
Single Travelers Welcome!