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What to expect
London is full of iconic landmarks and this tour lets you explore most of them throughout the day. End the day with a traditional afternoon tea in the luxurious, five-star hotel at The Rubens at the Palace Hotel. It is quite easily accessible, as the Rubens is very near to the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace. An experienced, Blue Badge guide will be with you throughout the tour in the coach, with facilities like WiFi. To hear the live commentary, you will also be given a personal audio headset. End the tour with afternoon tea at The Rubens at the Palace Hotel. Book the Royal Afternoon Tea experience to feel how a Londoner lives the English life every day. On this tour, learn about the fantastic and fascinating history of London, see the Changing of the Guard ceremony, Big Ben, and Westminster Abbey on this tour. There are a lot of royal events to attend in London and this tour gives you the luxury experience that you will remember for the rest of your life. Fret not, you can also choose from tasty vegetarian, halal, vegan, and gluten-free options. There is also gluten-free, alcohol-free, and vegan sparkling rose options in the Royal Afternoon Tea experience at The Rubens at the Palace Hotel. Book Royal Afternoon Tea Rubens London tickets today. Make your trip to the Palace Lounge today and begin the afternoon tea experience that you will remember for life.
About Royal London Tour With Afternoon Tea At Rubens At The Palace
What are the locations and sights on the Royal London Tour?
This tour of London gives you the perfect introduction to the landmarks in the city. It will take just half a day to explore all the locations in the itinerary and learn about the history of London with your expert Blue Badge guide. Check out the Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace and when the tour ends, enjoy royal afternoon tea at the five-star Rubens at the Palace Hotel. Just step into the Palace Lounge to forget about the rest of the world.
Start the tour with Westminster Abbey. Westminster Abbey is also called the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter at Westminster and is a huge Gothic abbey church located in London. It is towards the west of the Palace of Westminster. It is one of the most religious buildings in the United Kingdom and the burial ground and coronation place for British monarchs. Prince William and Kate Middleton got married here.
The next stop is Big Ben, which is located at the north end of the Palace of Westminster. The tower was first known as the Clock Tower, but in 2012, the attraction was renamed Elizabeth Tower to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II.
You will also see the Houses of Parliament which is the meeting place for the House of Commons and the House of Lords. These two houses are part of the British Parliament.
On this tour, also check out Downing Street, where the Prime Minister's official residence and the executive office of the First Lord of the Treasury are located, Whitehall, Trafalgar Square (the area takes the name from the Battle of Trafalgar, the British victory over France and Spain in the Napoleonic Wars that took place on October 21, 1805), and Buckingham Palace. Buckingham Palace is known all over the world as the home of the Queen and also where Changing of the Guard ceremony takes place.
After a tiring day, enjoy your afternoon tea at the Palace Hotel.
What can I learn on the Royal London Tour?
This tour helps you learn the history of the city of London, while you check out some of the most iconic locations in London. Get on the comfy coach and roam the city for half the day. After the bus tour, you will be taken to the Palace Hotel for an afternoon tea experience that you will not forget.
Don't miss this chance to get a thorough knowledge of London, check out some of the main attractions in the city, and take a sip of tea overlooking the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace. Enjoy scones that are freshly baked filled with clotted cream and accompanied with homemade preserves.
You can also try Picnic in a Royal Park, which is a curated special picnic feast in St James' Park with delicious goodies and traditional wicker baskets.
How long does this tour take?
The tour takes around five hours to complete. It starts at 9 a.m. and ends after the afternoon tea.
What can I expect from afternoon tea at Rubens at the Palace?
See the Crown Jewels of London, along with other landmarks throughout the city on this tour. After you are done, enjoy a royal afternoon tea experience at Rubens at the Palace Hotel.
Enjoy the finger sandwiches, pastries, and scones with Ceylon Golden Tips. The delicate tea is weighed precisely at the Rubens and with white-glove service. Each tip is added into the silver teapot with golden tweezers.
What age is the afternoon tea experience suitable for?
The tour is suitable for ages three and above.
How long does afternoon tea at Rubens at the Palace take?
It takes around one to two hours.
What are the food options available?
The food options for the afternoon tea at The Rubens at the Palace Hotel include mouth-watering pastries, scones, and finger sandwiches. The pastry kitchen is led by the pastry chef Sarah Houghting and everything is cooked fresh for the guests. For any dietary restrictions and allergies, you need to inform the Rubens 24-48 hours prior to your visit.
The Afternoon Tea menu may include sandwiches with marine rose sauce, a prawn cocktail, and crispy shallots on a brioche roll. There are also sandwiches with smoked paprika mayonnaise and deviled egg on spinach bread or stuffing, roast chicken, grain mustard on onion bread or smoked chilli jam, BLT on slider or lemon crème fraiche, and cucumber on Norfolk crunch bread. The scones are traditional plain with white chocolate and honey and served with homemade seasonal fruit preserves and clotted cream. The pastries on the menu are rhubarb and custard (Battenburg style sponge, custard cream, and rhubarb jam), blackberry crumbles (blackberry macaron, whipped chocolate ganache, blackberry compote), lemon meringue (lemon curd, marshmallow meringue, ginger coulis), and Victoria strawberry cheesecake (vanilla sponge, compressed strawberry, cream cheese mousse, mint cream, sablé biscuit).
There are also vegan options and gluten-free and dairy-free options.
For vegan guests, sandwiches are roasted pepper and sundried tomato hummus on white bread; BLT with plant-based bacon, tomato, lettuce, and basil hummus on bagel bread; coronation pulled jackfruit on onion bread; wild mushroom parfait with grated vegan cheese, Jerusalem artichokes, and truffle; and baba ganoush with onion jam, grilled vegetables, and vegan cheese. The scones are served with matcha. The pastries are swede and ginger cake, chai latte cheesecake, raspberry and pistachio tart, and passion fruit and parsnip finger.
After the savoury course, enjoy a flowering tea to go with the palette.
Champagne is not included in this afternoon tea experience, but it is available on the menu with options of prosecco and non-alcoholic drinks like Lanson Champagne, Lanson Black Label Champagne, Lanson Le Green Label Champagne, Bolla Prosecco Superiore, Wild Idol, and Jennie Sparkling Wine.
Can I book the experience for events or celebrations?
Yes, the tour can be booked for celebrations and events. Contact management for more information.
Directions, Venue Info, And Attendee FAQs
Where is the Royal London Afternoon Tea Experience?
Meet the guide and get into the coach at Gate 1 of Victoria coach station.
The trip ends at The Rubens at The Palace, 39 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0PS.
Enter the Palace Lounge to start your afternoon tea experience.
How do I get to The Rubens at The Palace?
Take the A3212 to reach the destination.
Victoria is the nearest train and tube station. It is just a few minutes away.
Where can I park?
Q-Park Victoria is nearby.
Where are the toilet facilities?
There are toilets on-site and along the way on the coach route.
Is The Rubens at The Palace accessible?
Yes, it is wheelchair accessible.