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  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Duration:  3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Discover London’s hotspots on this exciting half-day tour that includes an afternoon tea at the Kensington Palace Orangery. You'll start with a sightseeing tour by vintage double-decker bus, and then stop at Tower of London for a photo. Cruise down the River Thames to Westminster and then visit the gates of Buckingham Palace for a quick photo stop. Finish with an afternoon tea at the elegant Kensington Palace Orangery – the perfect way to end your tour!


  • Half-day London highlights tour with an afternoon tea
  • Sightsee from the comfort of a vintage double-decker bus and see top London attractions like Big Ben
  • Stop for photos by the Tower of London and Westminster
  • Cruise from Tower Pier to Westminster on a River Thames sightseeing boat
  • Finish your tour with an afternoon tea at Kensington Palace Orangery

What You Can Expect

London Vintage Bus Tour with Afternoon Tea

Enjoy Afternoon Tea at Kensington Palace, The Orangery

Hop aboard your vintage double-decker bus, and relax on a sightseeing tour of London. Watch out for top London landmarks like Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Trafalgar Square on a route around the town center, listening to each site’s history from the entertaining onboard commentary.

Amble down to the banks of the River Thames for a photo stop outside the Tower of London, and hear how the formidable-looking building is now home to the famous Crown Jewels, as well as the Beefeater guards who protect them.

Walk along the river to Tower Pier and hop aboard a River Thames sightseeing boat for a leisurely cruise to Westminster. Sit out on deck or relax in the comfy seats in the saloon, listening to audio commentary about all the sites that you pass. Cruise under London Bridge, gaze at Shakespeare’s Globe, and see the London Eye just across the river.

Head to the Queen’s London residence next -- Buckingham Palace -- for a photo stop in front of the palace and with of her guards in their eye-catching red tunics and bearskin hats

Then travel by coach to Kensington Palace Orangery for your traditional afternoon tea. Your tour finishes here so sit back and relax enjoying your quintessentially British scones, jam and clotted cream or finger sandwiches and rich pastries accompanied by a choice of tea.

Please note: In the event that The Orangery is closed due to private function, afternoon tea will take place at the Park Plaza Westminster Hotel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Our tour guide Frank was so wonderful he might have ruined tour guides for me forever. It was fantasic. He took us though all the sites and was a fountain of information. He also made sure everyone was able to get back to their hotel. This was a wonderful tour and the highlight of our trip!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Very nice tour. Disappointed that we didn't have tea as Kensington Palace as originally booked. Didn't really like the hotel tea, although it was a delicious spread and gluten free as requested, I would have preferred something more homely and cosy like the Palace.

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