Explore Buckingham Palace Garden with unique access this summer and discover. Your experience starts on a Royal London coach tour with an expert Blue Badge Guide – discover the stories behind London’s iconic locations linked to the British monarchy. Then collect a sumptuous picnic from the Rubens at the Palace before entering the Garden at Buckingham Palace.
Royal London coach tour
Your experience starts on a full guided tour of London on a superior coach. See all the major locations linked to The Royal Family including The Albert Memorial, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament and of course Buckingham Palace. With your personal audio headset you are guaranteed to never miss a word of your live commentary as your incredible story-telling Blue Badge Guide brings this regal story to life.
Afternoon Tea Picnic from The Rubens at the Palace
Your Guide will assist with the collection of your Picnic from The Rubens at the Palace – a five-star luxury hotel of exceptional heritage located opposite Visitor Entrance of Buckingham Palace.
In the 18th century, the site that the hotel now stands on was part of Buckingham Palace’s grounds, filled with rows of shops and apartments for the Palace staff. These historic roots are celebrated throughout the hotel and are brought to life with warm and traditional British hospitality.
The Rubens is proud to be part of the family owned and run Red Carnation Hotel Collection: its team of passionate individuals takes genuine pride in delivering impeccable service and exceeding expectations at every turn.
Allergens for Afternoon Tea Picnic: All requests are treated with extra care. Nevertheless due to the nature of our offering we cannot guarantee that any item served is 100% allergen or intolerant free. Please Email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 48 hours before the visit date if you have any food allergies or special dietary requirements or require information on ingredients used in our dishes. We can cater for vegetarian, vegan and gluten free diets. Guests should be prepared to pass through airline style security on entry to The Garden at Buckingham Palace. Please visit our Travel Health page for full details of our enhanced hygiene standards and protocols (https://evanevanstours.com/travel-guide/experts-in-sightseeing/travel-health/)
Your delicious Afternoon Tea Picnic includes the following:
1. Picnic menu for Adult tickets
SMOKED SCOTTISH SALMON & HORSERADISH CREAM CHEESE On Beetroot Bread
CORONATION CHICKEN & TOASTED ALMONDS on White Bread
HAM, CHEESE & TOMATO CHUTNEY on Sundried Tomato Bread
EGG & WATERCRESS on Spinach Bread
CUCUMBER & CREAM CHEESE on Brown Bread
HONEY & WHITE CHOCOLATE Served with homemade seasonal fruit preserve & clotted cream
THE CROWN Cinnamon chocolate mousse, brownie biscuit, coconut marshmallow Chocolate is a firm favourite of Her Majesty, The Queen
FRUIT FROM THE QUEEN’S ORCHARD Seasonal glazed fruit-shaped mousse with compote A tribute to Her Majesty, The Queen’s orchard at Windsor Castle
ROYAL MACARON Caramelised apples, coffee whipped ganache Ode to the late Prince Phillip who loved a good apple dessert
SEASONAL RUBENS ÉCLAIR A choice of a seasonal éclair by the pastry chef A homage to Prince Charles’ sustainable farming
BREAD & BUTTER Sourdough bread pudding cream, rose and raspberry, lemon sponge tart A delightful take on a favourite of the late Princess Diana
Cold Brewed Tea Infusion
2. Picnic menu for Child tickets
SANDWICHES on White bread & Caraway Seeded Bread
STRAWBERRY JAM & PEANUT BUTTER
HAM & CHEESE
CUCUMBER & CREAM CHEESE
HONEY & WHITE CHOCOLATE
Served with homemade seasonal fruit preserve & clotted cream
Royal Seasonal Cupcake
Rubens Iced Doughnuts
Bottle of still / sparkling water (750 ml)
The Garden at Buckingham Palace
Then enter the Garden at Buckingham Palace. You will be free to wander around the garden’s winding paths at your own pace and experience the beauty and calm of this walled oasis in central London. Among the many features to discover are the 156-metre Herbaceous Border, the Horse Chestnut Avenue, the plane trees planted by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, and the famous lake with its island that is home to the Buckingham Palace bees.
When you are done exploring, get together with your loved ones and enjoy your picnic on one of the sweeping lawns overlooking the Palace.