Buckingham Palace: Royal Walking Tour and Afternoon Tea
- Get guaranteed access to the rare public opening of Buckingham Palace
- Enjoy afternoon tea at an elegant venue
- Explore the lavish State Apartments of the Queen's official London residence
- See treasures from the Royal Collection, including beautiful Sèvres porcelain
- Tuck into a beautifully displayed selection of finger food
- Learn about the royal residences of Buckingham Palace
Meet your guide outside the Palace for a brief overview of its history and famous residents. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh only open the Palace doors to the public for 2 months of the year, providing a rare glimpse into the private residences of the royals. Tickets give you guaranteed access and there will be no waiting in line.
You are guaranteed entry to see the lavish apartments and sparkling chandeliers of the palace. See some of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection, including exquisite Sèvres porcelain and some of the finest English and French furniture in the world. An official audio guide is provided to tell the history of the sumptuous furnishings and ornaments.
Re-join your guide to be escorted to an elegant venue. They will explain the origins and heritage of the very English tradition of Afternoon Tea. Work your way through a selection of finger sandwiches, classic scones with clotted cream and homemade preserves. The highlight of the meal is the selection of freshly made cakes and pastries, elegantly displayed for your delight.
- Entrance ticket to Buckingham Palace
- Audio guide for Buckingham Palace
- Traditional English tea at an elegant venue
- Local guide to welcome you to the Palace and guide you through the afternoon tea experience
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
- Wheelchair users
Prepare for the activity
By the Duke of York Column, Waterloo Place, 9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AJ. This is the tall column with a statue on top. Please note! The meeting point is not at Buckingham Palace. Arriving by tube: Take the tube to Piccadilly Circus and take exit No. 3 onto Regent Street/St James. Walk south down Regent Street towards St James Park (do not walk north towards Oxford Street). Waterloo Place is at the end of Regent Street. You will see the tall column with a statue on top. You can also arrive via Charing Cross Station. Walk down the Mall towards Buckingham Palace, you will see the statue on your right at the top of some steps. GPS Coordinates: 51.5063159, -0.1317662000000155Open in Google Maps ⟶
- Comfortable shoes
- Baby strollers
• Photography is not permitted in Buckingham Palace, but is allowed in the gardens
• It is your responsibility to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure. Late arrivals cannot be accommodated and missed tours cannot be refunded
• This tour involves a fair amount of walking. Please wear comfortable shoes
• Regrettably, this tour is unable to accommodate guests in wheelchairs or with any impairments requiring special assistance. No strollers or baby carriages are allowed