The Orangery (Kensington Palace)  

 
 
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Kensington Gardens, Kensington, London W8 4PX
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Afternoon Tea: Daily 15:00-18:00
 
PRICES
English Tea £7.95 per person | Orangery Tea £9.95 per person | Champagne Tea £16.95 per person
 

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The Orangery (Kensington Palace)Former royal conservatory set amid Kensington Gardens.

Set in the perfectly manicured grounds of historic Kensington Palace, the Orangery offers an idyllic setting for afternoon tea for those who want tranquillity and breathtaking views. A great way to enjoy the refreshments on offer here is to first work up an appetite with a stroll through picturesque gardens – open to the public and once a favoured retreat of Diana, Princess of Wales. When you’re ready to relax and quench your thirst, head for the gleam of starched white linen glistening through the Orangery’s spectacular floor-to-ceiling windows. Once inside – shadowed by graceful Corinthian columns and sweeping arches and rows of orange trees in urns – enjoy a traditional afternoon tea complete with strawberries and cream. Built for Queen Anne in 1704, this royal retreat was used to house plants in the winter and became affectionately referred to as the Greenhouse. In the summer it became the venue for glittering court entertainments. No longer the exclusive domain of aristocrats and royals, the Orangery warmly welcomes all diners, proud of its historic building and glorious surrounds. Take a stroll, sup some tea and munch some scones – just don’t drop the jam on the floor…

Best for:
Tranquility, garden views, light and linen, Queen Anne and Corinthian Columns.

Did you know?
Uncertainty reigns concerning the design of the Orangery - some say it is the work of Sir Christopher Wren, others attribute the design to Sir Nicholas Hawksmore.

 

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