They say that in England, everything stops for tea - so when visitng the capital, it's a must that you indulge in this quintessentially English custom dating back to the 1840s. When you arrive at the luxury 4 star Rubens at the Palace Hotel, you'll immediatley feel like royalty as you're served a grand display of delicious treats in decadent surrounds. Presented on a silver three tier stand, you'll receive mouth watering finger sandwiches, sweet pastries, cakes, and of course freshly baked scones with homemade strawberry preserve and clotted cream. You'll also be presented with a selecion fine loose leaf teas and multiple infusions to choose from. Afterwards, make the short walk to Buckingham Palace, the London residence of Queen Elizabeth II and one of the few working royal palaces to this day. Wander through the nineteen opulent State Rooms furnished with some of the greatest art pieces from the Royal Collection such as Rembrandt paintings, Canova sculptures, and the finest English and French furniture. Finish your tour with a picturesque walk through the Palace gardens and a trip to the gift shop to commemorate your royal visit!