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Afternoon Tea at The Rubens Hotel and Buckingham Palace State Rooms Tour

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Key Highlights

  • Enjoy a sumptuous afternoon tea at The Rubens at the Palace Hotel
  • See the Buckingham Palace State Rooms with its lavish furnishings and priceless art
  • Stroll along the south side of the Palace garden and enjoy scenic views
  • Overview

    Enjoy a sumptuous afternoon tea at The Rubens at the Palace Hotel followed by a visit to the State Rooms of the Buckingham Palace! Tuck into a delectable spread of mouth-watering finger sandwiches and delicious sweet treats including a selection of freshly baked scones served with homemade strawberry preserve and clotted cream.

    Go on a tour of the State Rooms of the Buckingham Palace and see where the British monarchy entertains esteemed guests. Explore its lavishly furnished rooms with the finest treasures from the Royal Collection, including paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens, Poussin and Canaletto and some of the finest English and French furniture.

    Enjoy a royal London experience as you indulge your taste buds with a classic afternoon tea followed by a visit to the Buckingham Palace!

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    23 Jul - 30 Sep: Daily Except Saturday

    Duration

    Varies

    Start time

    Afternoon Tea at The Rubens at the Palace Hotel - 2:30pm
    Buckingham Palace State Apartments: 4:15pm

    Meeting Point

    The Rubens at the Palace Hotel
    39 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0PS
    It is a few minutes’ walk from the London Victoria train and tube stations and is right opposite the Buckingham Palace

    Ending Point

    Buckingham Palace

    Itinerary

    Afternoon Tea at The Rubens at the Palace Hotel:

    Make your own way to The Rubens at the Palace hotel 10 minutes prior to the scheduled time to collect your vouchers from the Concierge Desk. This will include a voucher for your afternoon tea as well as the admission ticket for Buckingham Palace.

    Enjoy a selection of mouth-watering finger sandwiches and delicious sweet treats including a selection of freshly baked scones served with homemade strawberry preserve and clotted cream.

    The Rubens Afternoon Tea (Sample Menu) includes: Egg and cress
    Smoked salmon
    Ham and mustard
    Cucumber and cream cheese
    Chicken bridge roll
    Carrot cupcake
    White chocolate and passionfruit cheesecake
    Lemon meringue pie
    Jasmine and mango marshmallow
    Chocolate Easter egg
    Plain scone
    Raisin scone
    Served with homemade strawberry preserve and clotted cream
    * The Little Prince and Princess Tea for children between 5 to 11 years of age includes:
    Freshly made bite-sized sandwiches, freshly baked scones, selected pastries and the choice of milkshake, hot chocolate, tea or a soft drink.

    Buckingham Palace State Rooms tour:

    Tour the State Rooms of Buckingham Palace and see where the British monarchy entertains esteemed guests. Serving as both the office and London residence of Her Majesty the Queen, the Buckingham Palace holds a revered status as it is one of the few working royal palaces remaining in the world today.

    Buckingham Palace serves as both the office and London residence of Her Majesty the Queen. It is one of the few working royal palaces remaining in the world today. In August and September, when the palace is not being used in its official capacity, you can enjoy the State Rooms, which form the heart of the working palace - nineteen rooms, lavishly furnished with the finest treasures from the Royal Collection, including paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens, Poussin and Canaletto and some of the finest English and French furniture. The tour ends with a walk along the south side of the Palace garden, with scenic views of the west front of the Palace and the famous lake.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Afternoon tea at The Rubens at the Palace hotel
    • Entry to Buckingham Palace’s State Rooms

    Exclusions

    • Guide
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Please note

    Make your way to The Rubens at the Palace hotel by 2.20pm and collect your vouchers from the Concierge Desk.

    The voucher includes the afternoon tea as well as the admission ticket for Buckingham Palace.

    There should be minimum of 1 passengers for guaranteed departure. Should this number not be met for your chosen date you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund.

    The palace operates a timed entry system and you will be booked for the 4.30pm time slot (4.15pm in September). Please be there 15 minutes before.

    Once booked, tickets are not refundable and dates/times cannot be changed.

    Voucher Information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • Customer Reviews
    • The afternoon tea at Rubens was just amazing , as was the tour of Buckingham palace , it's a lovely experience

      Mary Cupples, United Kingdom, 07/Sep/2017