We took Will’s mom to afternoon tea at the Orangery at Kensington Palace. A royal residence in Hyde Park, Will & Kate are currently renovating to move into after their baby is born. The gardens are lovely and the Orangery is a beautiful classical building they’ve modernised – it’s bright, gorgeous place to have afternoon tea.
The sultana scones were my favourite, especially when served on the royal china pattern. We didn’t make a reservation, but you probably should. Especially if it’s a pretty day.
I recommend touring the palace too – I think it was £15 a person with concessions. There is an amazing narrative installation in the Queen’s State Apartments called “House of Cards” by Coney on the fall of the Stuart dynasty – told through the eyes of little William – the future King who died unexpectedly days after his 11th birthday. Don’t miss it – it’s really special. Open until March.