About The Experience
Take advantage of this rare opportunity to explore the State Apartments of Buckingham Palace and experience a quintessential London tradition: English afternoon tea at a luxury hotel.
No visit to London is complete until you have partaken in a series of its quintessential traditions: here we include a traditional English afternoon tea and a glimpse into the lives of the Royal Family. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh open the doors of Buckingham Palace to visitors just once a year for two months. This is a unique opportunity to catch a rare glimpse into the private residence of the Royals. Tickets are hard to come by but our entrance is pre booked, which means access is guaranteed and there will be no lines to wait in. This is the real home of Queen Elizabeth II, boasting lavish apartments, sparkling chandeliers, and sumptuous furnishings. These rooms house some of the greatest treasures of the Royal Collection, such as exquisite pieces of Sevres porcelain and some of the finest English and French furniture in the world. With the official Palace audio guide you'll learn all about the palace residents, history, and traditions as well as the stories of the furnishings and ornaments. After such an eventful start to our tour, it's time to slow down the pace with a relaxing stroll to a local luxury hotel for traditional afternoon tea. Rejoin your guide who will escort you to a nearby luxury hotel, and explain to you the origins and heritage of this very English tradition. Relax and reflect on your afternoon as you work your way through a selection of finger sandwiches, before enjoying the classic scone with thick clotted cream and homemade preserves.