Explore Buckingham Palace Garden with unique access this summer and discover for yourself for the very first time its sights before enjoying a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to picnic with views of the Palace. Your experience starts with a special Royal themed walking tour with an expert Blue Badge Guide to uncover the incredible story of the British monarchy. Then collect a sumptuous picnic from the Rubens at the Palace before entering the Garden at Buckingham Palace.
Royal walking tour
Visit major locations and see important statues and monuments as you walk through relaxing back streets and scenic Royal Parks. 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 the 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.
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.