Complete Tour Description
Make your visit to London a memorable one by taking part in the traditions that define it on this Buckingham Palace with afternoon tea tour. Meet your local guide not far from the core of royal London and embark on a walking tour down The Mall and through one of London's most beautiful royal parks, indulge in a traditional English afternoon tea, and take an unparalleled glimpse into the lives of the Royal Family, followed by pre-booked tickets to Buckingham Palace.
During your time together, you’ll be provided with fascinating background information on the palace and the royal family, as well as see magnificent St. James's Palace, built by Henry VIII and the official residence of the Queen (send her a letter and it will arrive here). You'll also visit the beautiful St. James's Park, once home to the royal zoo. Once on The Mall, you’ll see it was built to resemble a giant red carpet leading up to the Buckingham Palace, and you’ll pass by Clarence House, another royal residence that is home to Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall. After your relaxing walking tour, you’ll have the rare chance to visit the interior of Buckingham Palace.
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh open the doors of Buckingham Palace to visitors just once a year for about two months. This is a unique opportunity to catch a rare glimpse inside. Tickets are hard to come by, but we have made the arrangements for you, meaning access is guaranteed and there will be no lines to wait in.
See where Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II extends royal welcomes to visitors, boasting lavish rooms, sparkling chandeliers, and sumptuous furnishings. These rooms house some of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection, such as exquisite pieces of Sèvres 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’s residents, history, and traditions as well as the stories of the furnishings and ornaments. Many of these items were gifts from Heads of State spanning both the centuries and the globe.
Re-join your guide who will escort you to an elegant venue for traditional afternoon tea and explain 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. The highlight of the meal is the selection of freshly made cakes and pastries, elegantly displayed and, of course, delicious.
Immerse yourself in London’s traditions on our Buckingham Palace with Royal Walking Tour including English Afternoon Tea for the most quintessential royal London tour around.