Buckingham Palace State Rooms with Royal Walking Tour and English Tea

Buckingham Palace State Rooms with Royal Walking Tour and English Tea

New Tour
4 h.
Meeting Point
Duke of York Column
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per adult

Tour Highlights

  • Rare visit to the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace, only open to the public from late July to early October
  • Guaranteed timed entry so you don't waste time in line
  • Preparatory royal London walking tour to uncover the most important regal sights
  • Afternoon tea at an elegant venue
  • Commentary from an expert local guide
  • Small groups of just 25 people or fewer
  • Audio headsets when appropriate


Treat yourself to the sights and flavors of Royal London on this informative tour including pre-reserved tickets to Buckingham Palace’s annual opening from the end of July to the beginning of October 2017. You’ll enjoy incredible perspective from your local guide before heading inside on a stroll covering the nearby residences of the Royal Family, then indulge in afternoon tea fit for the Queen.
Buckingham Palace Gate

Get Inside Buckingham Palace

See how the Royal Family lives on our Buckingham Palace tours. Open to the public for only two months a year, a visit to the world's most iconic residence offers a rare look at the State Apartments and insight into the life of the Royal Family.

Buckingham Square View

A Royal View of London

On your royal walking tour you will see other important palace's like St. Jame's (the Queen's mailing address) and Clarence House, home to Price Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall. Your guide's expert commentary will set the stage perfectly.

Cups of Tea with Pastries

Indulge in English Afternoon Tea

Savor the full London experience with a traditional afternoon tea. Enjoy the quintessential British high tea of scones and sandwiches at an elegant venue known for its excellence in this culinary art.

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.

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What's Included

  • Expert local guide who will lead you on a guided walking tour prior to your Palace entry, as well as guide you through the afternoon tea experience
  • Entrance ticket for Buckingham Palace
  • Audio guide for Buckingham Palace
  • Traditional English tea at an elegant venue

Sites Visited

  • Buckingham Palace (inside)
  • The Mall
  • St James's Park
  • St James's Palace


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With City Wonders it's not just facts, our passionate guides tell you the stories that bring the sights to life.

  • All of our guides are experts in their field
  • We only hire fluent English-speakers so nothing is ever lost in translation
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