- Entrance to the Queen's Gallery
- Visit the Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing Exhibition
- Traditional afternoon tea at the Rubens at the Palace overlooking Buckingham Palace
For a limited period only the Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing Exhibition can be viewed at the Queen's Gallery followed by a traditional afternoon tea at the Rubens at the Palace overlooking the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace.
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
The Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace is a permanent space dedicated to changing exhibitions of items from the Royal Collection, the wide-ranging collection of art and treasures held in trust by The Queen for the Nation. The Queen's Gallery is open to the public throughout the year.
Lenoardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing
2019 marks the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death. To mark this occasion the Queen's Gallery will holding an exhibition which brings together more than 200 of his greatest drawings, this will be the largest exhibition showcasing Da Vinci's work in over 65 years.
Drawing was a focal point in Da Vinci's work as this allowed him to work out his ideas on paper and search for the universal laws that he believed underpinned off creation. The drawings on display in the Royal Collection have been together as a group since the artist's death in 1519. Acquired during the reign of Charles II, these drawings provide an unparalleled insight in to mind of Da Vinci and reflect the range of his interests that include painting, sculpture, architecture,anatomy, engineering, cartography, geology and botany.
Afternoon Tea at the Rubens at the Palace
Overlooking the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace, there is no better place to complete your afternoon by enjoying a traditional English afternoon tea.
The pastry kitchen at The Rubens is led by our talented pastry chef Sarah, producing the freshest pastries and cakes for our guests to enjoy. With a reputation as one of the best in London, and recently commended at the Afternoon Tea Awards 2018, 2017 and 2016, The Rubens pay respect to the tradition of Afternoon Tea whilst incorporating fresh twists along the way.
Please note - once booked, tickets are not refundable and dates/times can not be changed. You will require a printed copy of your ticket. Please ensure that you have valid identification with you on the day
Evan Evans Office, 258 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London please arrive by 1.45pm
The Queens Gallery, Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1A 1AA admission is at 2.30pm, please arrive by 2.15pm
Rubens at the Palace, 39 Buckingham Palace Road, London, please arrive before 4.00pm
Mobility Access at Buckingham Palace - bookings need to be made directly with Buckingham Palace
The State Rooms are fully accessible, but step-free access must be pre-booked by contacting the Specialist Sales team on +44 (0)303 123 7324 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Manual wheelchairs are available to borrow, free of charge, subject to availability, for the duration of a visit. They must be pre-booked by contacting the Specialist Sales team +44 (0)303 123 7324 or email@example.com.
You can use your own wheelchair provided it's compatible with the lifts inside Buckingham Palace. The lifts measure 148cm in depth by 94 cm in width with a weight limit of 500kg; and 160cm in depth by 94cm in width with a weight limit of 750kg.