Royal London Tour with Afternoon Tea at The Rubens

Discover the magic of Royal London on a delightful morning tour, followed by a luxurious afternoon tea at The Rubens Hotel. The Rubens is a lavish 5-star hotel situated near Buckingham Palace’s Royal Mews offering an unforgettable dining experience with a spectacular view of the palace. Savour delicious sandwiches, freshly baked pastries, and traditional scones with sweet and flavoury clotted cream and fruit preserves. It’s a treat you won’t want to miss!

Highlights

  • Explore London’s rich history with an engaging tour.
  • Sightseeing of London’s famous landmarks guided by a knowledgeable Blue Badge Guide.
  • Marvel at the breathtaking landmarks of the city.
  • Indulge in a delightful afternoon tea experience at The Rubens at the Palace Hotel, boasting a view of Buckingham Palace’s Royal Mews.
  • Treat yourself to freshly baked scones generously topped with clotted cream and homemade preserves.

Description

Sightseeing at Panoramtic Tour

Begin your captivating panoramic tour of London with a seasoned tour guide who provides live commentary during the journey. Throughout the tour, get to hear the fascinating stories and historical facts from your tour guide for a more immersive sightseeing experience.

As you glide through the bustling streets of London, witness the majestic landmarks of the city such as Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament, Elizabeth Tower, i.e., “Big Ben”, a View of the Thames from Westminster Bridge, and a plethora of other captivating sights.

Changing of the Guards

Stop at Buckingham Palace to witness a quintessential display of elegant ceremonies and official events. Elite soldiers of the Household Division, guarding The Crown since 1660, conduct a ceremonious handover as the New Guard arrives in their distinctive bearskin caps and scarlet tunics, accompanied by a regimental marching band.

In case the “Changing of the Guards” does not happen at Buckingham Palace, we’ll enjoy this ceremony at the Horse Guards Parade instead.

Afternoon Tea at The Rubens

Located just moments from Buckingham Palace’s Royal Mews, The Rubens at the Palace Hotel offers a luxurious 5-star experience. Indulge in a traditional afternoon tea at the Palace Lounge, boasting panoramic views of the Queen’s stables. Delight in a selection of sumptuous sandwiches, freshly made pastries, and classic scones served with clotted cream and fruit preserves as you observe the royal carriages’ activity.

Schedule

Royal London Tour

  • Starts at 9:00 am. Meeting Point is Victoria Coach Station. Boarding starts at 8:30 am.
  • Finishes at 12:00 pm.

Afternoon Tea at The Rubens

  • Starts immediately after the end of the Royal London Tour. It’s an independent visit.

Additional Information

  • Begin your Royal London Tour bright and early at 9:00 am, departing from Victoria Coach Station (boarding starts at 8:30 am).
  • Experience the essence of London’s royalty and history until 12:00 pm, followed by the delightful Afternoon Tea.
  • Witness the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, scheduled on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays (subject to availability).
  • In case “Changing of the Guards” is unavailable, we’ll enjoy this ceremony at Horse Guards Parade instead.
  • Dive into the exquisite Afternoon Tea experience at the Rubens at the Palace Hotel immediately after the Royal London Tour.
  • Inform us of any allergies or dietary restrictions at least 48 hours beforehand. We cater to various needs, including vegetarian, vegan, halal, or gluten-free preferences for Afternoon Teas.
  • Children aged 3-16 will relish the Children’s Afternoon Tea menu specially crafted for their enjoyment.

What's Included

  • Dive into the captivating history of London with an unforgettable introduction.
  • Relax and indulge in a guided tour of London led by an expert Blue Badge Guide.
  • Witness the splendour of London's most iconic sights and landmarks.
  • Delight in a luxurious afternoon tea experience at The Rubens at the Palace Hotel, boasting stunning views of the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace.
  • Indulge in freshly-baked scones adorned with sumptuous clotted cream and accompanied by homemade preserves.

What's Excluded

  • Hotel Pick-up & Drop-off
  • Champagne

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