Buckingham Palace State Rooms Tour and Afternoon Tea at the Rubens

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Afternoon tea at The Rubens at the Palace Hotel in London. A selection of mouthwatering finger sandwiches and delicious sweets.


  • Discover the Buckingham Palace State Rooms with a multimedia guide in multiple languages
  • Enjoy Afternoon tea at The Rubens at the Palace Hotel
  • A selection of mouthwatering finger sandwiches and delicious sweets
  • Learn what afternoon tea is all about, culturally and gastronomically

Afternoon Tea at The Rubens at the Palace

Collect your vouchers and make your way to the Evan Evans Office 45 minutes before your scheduled date. It will include your afternoon tea voucher, as well as the Buckingham Palace entry book. The palace operates a timed entry program, and you are booked for the time slot at 1:45 pm. Please be in there by 15 minutes.

Buckingham Palace State Rooms

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Buckingham Palace acts both as Her Majesty The Queen’s office and residence in London. It is one of the few remaining functioning royal palaces in the world today.

When the palace is not used in its official capacity, visitors may enjoy the State Rooms, which form the center of the working palace-nineteen rooms, lavishly furnished with the Royal Collection’s finest jewels, including Rembrandt, Rubens, Poussin, and Canaletto paintings and some of the finest English and French furniture.

Visitors finish their tour with a stroll along the south side of the Palace garden, which provides spectacular views of the Palace’s west front and the famous pool.

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birth, a special Queen Victoria’s Palace show at this year’s Buckingham Palace Summer Opening will tell the tale of how the young queen has transformed an unloved royal house into the core of the country’s financial, cultural and official existence.

Afternoon tea at The Rubens at the Palace (4:30 pm)

Afternoon Tea at The Rubens at the Palace with Optional Champagne upgrade

In the magnificent Palace Lounge, enjoy a classic English experience with a cup of tea. No better place to enjoy this typical English occasion than the Palace Lounge overlooking Buckingham Palace’s Royal Mews.

The kitchen at The Rubens is making the freshest pastries and cakes to enjoy for its guests. With a reputation as one of London’s finest, The Rubens pays homage to the tradition of Afternoon Tea, but with a few modern twists. They do cater to a variety of dietary needs.
Sample Menu:

  • Sandwiches
  • Coronation chicken bridge roll
  • Fillet of Castle of Mey beef, horseradish cream
  • Arbroath Smokie, chive mayonnaise
  • Cucumber and cream cheese
  • Egg and cress
  • Freshly Baked Scones
  • Orange-scented and plain scones
  • Jam penny
  • Served with a choice of
  • Devonshire clotted cream, homemade
  • preserve and citrus curd
  • Homemade Pastries
  • Plum posset, blood orange caviar
  • Orange mascarpone
  • Coronation tart, pistachio, raspberry
  • Cherry eclair
  • Diamond chocolate biscuit cake, chocolate mousse
  • Red velvet cupcake

* Little Prince and Princess Tea (5-11 years of age) includes freshly made bite-size sandwiches, freshly baked scones, selected pastries, and a choice of milkshake, hot chocolate, tea, or soft drink.

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