Discover London’s Royal Heart: Kensington to Trafalgar Square

Buckingham Palace - Ornate east facade of King's London residence with Union Jack flying above main gates

Discover London’s Royal Heart: Kensington to Trafalgar Square

Step into a world of whispering gardens, royal fashion, and architectural treasures on this delightful 3 hour stroll from Kensington’s leafy splendour to Trafalgar Square’s pigeons and pomp. Perfect for culture vultures, history buffs, and anyone seeking an insider’s look into London’s storied past.

We’ll begin in the grace of Kensington Gardens, strolling tree-lined pathways as we imagine princesses traipsing these grounds for centuries. Kensington Palace, tales of Victoria, Diana and more will come alive in these historic pathways.

Nearby, the Victoria & Albert Museum unveils stunning exhibits of royal dress and decorative arts, sparking inspiration. We’ll admire Kensington’s grand Georgian squares before stepping into Knightsbridge, where Harrods tantalizes with luxuries fit for a monarch.

We’ll uncover stories of Henry VIII and royal receptions, breathing deeply in rose gardens. Ducking into an enchanting mews, we’ll glimpse how the other half lived in these former horse stables and servants’ quarters.

Exploring St. James’s refined streets, we may even spot a real-life lord!  With luck, and subject to timing and weater, we’ll watch bearskin-clad guards march with precision at Buckingham Palace’s gates. Dipping into St James' Park for some of the most stunning photo opportunities in London.  We may even stretch towards the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and 10 Downing Street. We’ll end at Trafalgar Square, gazing up at Nelson’s Column as we imagine this site throughout the ages.

 

Please note: 

  • This tour is normally delivered on foot with no access to sites included.
  • Some optional extras include a vehicle to drive between sites, site access and refreshments.  These must be requested at the time of booking and will incur additional costs.
  • The normal recommended duration for this tour is published on this page.  If you require a shorter or longer duration please let us know at time of booking and we will do our best to accommodate you.
  • All of our tours are for private bookings only.  Whether you're a single, couple, family, group of friends or corporate booking, you will enjoy the exclusive care and attention of our guide
  • All guides on our team are warm, engaging professionals who are well travelled themselves, and offer their own rich life experiences to help hit the mark for your enjoyment of our tours.
  • Guides reserve the right to adapt the route of this tour according to various logistical requirements (for example inclement weather or traffic congestion) on the day of the tour.
  • Most tours are customisable and adaptable for special interests, language support (currently English, French and Spanish), accessibility / disability amendments and other sensitive handling (such as women-led tours). 
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At a glance

Neighbourhoods explored
City of Westminster, Covent Garden & Soho, Museums District, South Kensington
Sites along the way
The Science Museum, The Natural History Museum, Elephant Park, Covent Garden & Soho, St James' Park, Kensington Park, Houses of Parliament, No 10 Downing Street, Buckingham Palace
Themes enjoyed
Medieval History, Architecture, Cultural & Educational, Art, Tudor & Stuart History, Georgian & Victorian History, Royal Parks
Perfect for
Couples, Families, Corporate Groups, Singles, Layover, Shopping, Children, Seniors, Disabled
Typical walk duration
3 hours

Location

Contact

chris@cobblestonechronicles.co.uk