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Enjoy a lovely afternoon tea at Rubens followed by a visit to the Buckingham Palace State Rooms. It's the ultimate British tradition combined with a visit to one of the most famous British institutions.
- Enjoy delicious treats at afternoon tea at Rubens
- Visit the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace
- See where Queen Elizabeth lives
Afternoon Tea & Buckingham Palace
Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea featuring a selection of mouthwatering finger sandwiches and delicious sweet treats including a selection of freshly baked scones served with homemade strawberry jam and clotted cream at the beautiful Rubens at the Palace hotel.
After your afternoon tea, you'll visit Buckingham Palace. The famous palace serves as both the office and London residence of Her Majesty the Queen. It is one of the few remaining working royal palaces in the world today.
In August and September, when the palace is not being used in its official capacity, visitors can enjoy the State Rooms, which form the heart of the working palace - nineteen rooms, lavishly furnished with the finest treasures from the Royal Collection, including paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens, Poussin and Canaletto and some of the finest English and French furniture.
If you wish, you can end your tour with a walk along the south side of the Palace garden, with magnificent views of the west facade of the Palace and the famous lake.
How do I get my tickets?
Shortly after your booking is complete your e-ticket will be sent directly to your email. Just print it out and bring it with you to Evan Evans Tours office.
Where does the tour begin?
The tour starts at The Rubens at the Palace Hotel.
What time is my afternoon tea?
Your afternoon tea is at 2:30 PM.
What time is my visit to the State Rooms?
Your visit to the Buckingham Palace State Rooms is at 4:30 PM. The palace operates a timed entry system and you will be booked for the 4:30 PM time slot (4:15 PM in September). Please be there 15 minutes before.
What will be served at my afternoon tea?
The Rubens Afternoon Tea consists of (sample menu):
Egg and cress
Ham and mustard
Cucumber and cream cheese
Chicken bridge roll
White chocolate and passion fruit cheesecake
Lemon meringue pie
Jasmine and mango marshmallow
Chocolate Easter egg
Served with homemade strawberry preserve and clotted cream
Is there a children's menu?
Little Prince and Princess Tea includes freshly made bite-size sandwiches, freshly baked scones, selected pastries and a choice of milkshake, hot chocolate, tea or soft drink.
Are there child rates?
Yes, child rates are available for children between the ages of 5-11. Children under age 5 are free when accompanied by a paying adult.
"My aunts and I had a fantastic time at afternoon tea and the Palace Stateroom tour! Reuben's was awesome, the decor was very "English" and the food was yummy! Bring your camera because it's very cute and you can get some great pictures there. The staff was very pleasant as well! After tea we walked over to Buckingham Palace to do the audio guided tour through the staterooms where we were able to see all the Royal Gifts from around the world. I think it's a must do for those new to England! The process of purchasing online and getting your tickets at Reuben's was simple and easy!"