The Victoria & Albert Museum and Kensington: Private Half-Day TourPrivate Tour

Enjoy a privately guided tour through the magnificent Victoria & Albert Museum, followed by a picturesque stroll through the exclusive Royal Borough of Kensington, including Hyde Park.
Adults: 2 Children: 0
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Things to know

Duration:

3 hrs

Suitable for:

Couples, Culture Vulture, Family, Friends

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Transport Mode:

Walking tour: no transportation is included

Tickets:

- English-Speaking Guide

Other inclusions:

  • Food & drink not included
    Gratuites optional
Meeting points: Your guide will meet you outside the entrance to The Knightsbridge Hotel at Beaufort Gardens, 10, SW3 1PT

What makes this tour special

Explore the Victoria and Albert Museum, famous for its resplendent architecture both inside and out, as well as its amazing collection of sculpture, jewellery, costume, art and design from many eras and cultures, followed by a walking tour through the elegant and discreet streets of West London, home of billionaire emigres, financiers, the aristocracy and British royalty. 

On your private tour you will:

Your tour begins outside the Knightsbridge Hotel, from there it is a short walk to the majestic Victoria and Albert Museum, which is over 52,000 square metres in size and contains a whopping 145 galleries that span a colossal 5,000 years of applied arts. 

The impressive museum displays artefacts, furniture, paintings, textiles, ceramics, costumes, prints, ironwork, photos, and much more besides. In total, it houses over 4.5 million objects. 

You will see the awe-inspiring hall with plaster casts from Renaissance Italy - including Michelangelo's David, the famous Raphael cartoons and statues by Bernini as well as more modern fashions and jewellery collections by Alexander McQueen. 

After touring the Victoria and Albert Museum, your guide will show you the surrounding neighbourhood of Kensington as you walk towards London’s Hyde Park. 

Once renowned for its wild criminality, Kensington is now a playground for the rich, and synonymous with luxury brands such as Harrods. But unknown to many, it is a royal love story that truly underpins the history of this area - the relationship between Queen Victoria and her Consort, Prince Albert. 

Learn of the life and times of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert: the world in which they lived, and the enormous influence they had on wider society and indeed throughout Europe. Albert was a great innovator, fascinated by science, and it is thanks to him we have the world-renowned museums of the famous Exhibition Row: they were his brainchild for the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London. The area became known at the time as ‘Albertopolis.’ 

On entering Hyde Park, you’ll see Kensington Palace – home to the new Prince and Princess of Wales - William and Kate, and other members of the Royal family, and former home to Diana, Princess of Wales. You’ll walk along the Diana Memorial Walk and see the new bronze statue of the late princess in the sunken garden. At the end of the tour, your guide will orient you about the park so you won’t get lost in its 350 acres! And show you to the Kensington Palace gift shop. 

What you'll see

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FAQ

QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.
Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.
QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
AIn the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWhat is your cancellation policy?
AOn tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.
For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.
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To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWho do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?
AAt Travel Curious, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs.
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