Buckingham Palace & Royal Afternoon Tea at The Rubens
Visit Britain's most famous palace and enjoy afternoon tea with a royal flair at The Rubens at the Palace hotel. Step inside the State Apartments at Buckingham Palace for a glimpse into royal life as you explore the lavish rooms used by The Queen and members of the British royal family. Afterwards, head off for quintessentially English afternoon tea experience with a royal flair amidst the regal setting of the Palace Lounge at the 5-star Rubens at the Palace hotel.
Explore the lavish State Apartments located at the heart of Britain's most iconic royal palace. Take a Tour of the same rooms used today by Her Majesty and members of the British royal family to receive and entertain visitors.
Along the way, you'll see the beautiful White Drawing Room, iconic Throne Room and get lost in the grandeur of the Ballroom. Each room is more richly decorated than the last and adorned with furniture and painting from the Royal Collection, the largest private art collection in the world.
Royal Afternoon Tea
The Rubens at the Palace Hotel is a luxurious, 5-star hotel situated a stone's throw away from the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace. Relax and enjoy traditional afternoon tea in the lavish Palace Lounge, a bright, open space with panoramic views of The Queen's stables. Watch the comings and goings of the royal carriages as you dine on a selection of sumptuous sandwiches, delectable, fresh-made pastries traditional scones with clotted cream and fruit preserve.
A RITUAL FIT FOR ROYALTY
The Rubens pastry kitchen produces the freshest pastries and cakes for guests to enjoy, headed up by the talented pastry chef Sarah Houghting. Paying respect to traditional afternoon tea, and incorporating some fresh twists along the way, the Afternoon Tea at The Rubens has a reputation for being one of the best in London.
The delicious Royal Afternoon Tea menu features mouth-watering pastries that are influenced by Royal events and dining trends throughout the centuries. Sandwiches, scones and pastries are prepared fresh each day.
SOME MENU HIGHLIGHTS
Lemon and Elderflower Cube An ode to baby Archie, son of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex - containing the same flavours as the Royal couple’s wedding cake
Earl Grey and Chocolate Orange Crown Jewels The Queen's love for tea is paid homage to with a delicious Earl Grey cheesecake topped with chocolate mouse
Gin and Tonic Macaron With gin & tonic being the Queen’s tipple of choice, this macaron has a delicious and uncanny flavour of gin & tonic, without containing alcohol
Seasonal Rubens Éclair A tribute to Prince Charles’s passion for sustainable farming
Peach Mousse The Queen's favourite fruit, and grown in the orchards at Windsor Castle
Attraction Address: Buckingham Palace, Westminster, London SW1A 1AA
A multilingual audio guide is included in your admission at Buckingham Palace
Please note you will require a printed copy of your ticket
Please note once booked, tickets are not refundable and dates/times can not be changed
Please ensure that you have valid identification with you on the day
For groups of 15 or more please contact our group department: firstname.lastname@example.org to make a booking
Mobility Access at Buckingham Palace: Unfortunately we are unable to make bookings for guests wishing wheelchair or step-free access. Bookings need to be made directly with Buckingham Palace
Royal Afternoon Tea
Hotel Address: The Rubens at the Palace Hotel,39 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0PS
Please note, you will require a printed copy of your E-ticket
Afternoon Tea is booked at 3:00 pm, please be at the hotel 15 minutes before
Once booked, E-tickets are non-refundable and dates/times can not be changed
Please inform us of any special requests with 48 hours notice. Please note that due to the nature of their business and offering the Hotel cannot guarantee 100% allergen or intolerant free recipes/dishes
Explore the State Rooms inside Buckingham Palace
Discover the history of Britain's most famous palace
See important rooms, including the Throne Room and White Drawing Room
Traditional Afternoon Tea at a five-start hotel a stone's throw from Buckingham Palace