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Buckingham Palace Admission and Afternoon Tea at The Grosvenor Hotel

4.3 ( 10 reviews ) 300+ Booked
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  • Experience life as a royal with full access to the Buckingham Palace State Rooms
  • Walk through nineteen rooms, lavishly furnished with the finest treasures from the Royal Collection, including paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens, Poussin, and Canaletto, as well as some of the finest English and French furniture
  • Walk along the south side of the Palace garden, with splendid views of the west front of the Palace and the famous lake
  • Enjoy an exquisite afternoon tea within the prestigious Grosvenor Hotel in Victoria

Most recent review

Highly recommended

It was a great experience! The place to meet up is about a ten minute walk from Victoria Underground station (look for the Buckingham Palace Road exit which is opposite the smaller WH Smith—turn left and walk straight). Once you reach Golden Tours, there is no need to exchange for a ticket. Instead you wait at the area directly outside the office. There are signages there to guide you. Due to time constraint, we were brought to the Palace in a bus. Once there, the whole group is to proceed to the tour group entry gate where the GT employee will liaise with BP staff to gain entry. After that you are on your own. The Palace is really a spectacle. But you are not allowed to take any photos once you pass the gates, until you reach the Gardens in the Palace (end of tour). The audio guide is free. Please do take it and follow the audio and video recordings to gain insight into the state rooms. Once you exit from the gardens, turn left and walk straight to the Hotel. If you had exited from the Buckingham Palace Road exit as mentioned above, you would have notice the hotel is on your right and is part of Victoria station. Once you enter the Hotel, the Tea Room is on the right side. You have to show them the booking reference from your booking. The tea itself is simple fare but enjoyable nonetheless. You can sit there as long as you like. Give it a try. You will love it. Initially, I thought there won’t be enough time as we reached the Palace only at 2 pm and tea is only available till 4.30 pm but you shouldn’t be staying beyond 1.5 hours in the Palace, so the timing is just right!

16 Sep 2019
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What to expect

See what the Guards are protecting and get inside the spectacular Buckingham Palace – Queen Elizabeth II’s official London residence! You’ll enjoy special timed entry to the Palace and receive an audio guide upon arrival so you can explore the lavish rooms at your own pace. The State Rooms are open for just eight weeks a year and this opportunity to see the rooms used by the Queen to entertain her guests is not to be missed! Members of the Royal family use the rooms you will see for State, ceremonial and official occasions and each of the 19 State Rooms is ornately decorated for these purposes. Discover the 47 meter-long Picture Gallery and view some of the greatest paintings in the Royal Collection! You’ll be dazzled by the beautiful ballroom and throne room before completing your tour with a walk through the idyllic south garden. A visit to Buckingham Palace will have you walking in the footsteps of some of the world’s most influential people and is a fascinating insight into the history of the Royal Family. Following your independent visit to Buckingham Palace, you are free to take traditional afternoon tea between 3:00pm to 5:00pm at The Grosvenor Hotel in Victoria. This indulgent treat consists of a delicious selection of handcrafted tea cakes, mini rich butter fruit scones, fruit preserves, Devonshire clotted cream, and traditional open and closed finger sandwiches. Choose from an array of hand selected Tea Forte teas. The leisurely British tradition of afternoon tea will round off your royal day in style!

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The Blue Drawing Room was originally intended as a ballroom, until the royals built another ballroom in the palace
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The State Rooms is one of the places you have to see when visiting London's famous Buckingham Palace
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End your day filled with royalty like a true Brit by having a fancy afternoon tea at The Grosvenor Hotel, not far from the palace itself
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Enjoy a selection of handcrafted tea cakes, mini rich butter fruit scones, fruit preserves, and many more


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