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Buckingham Palace with Afternoon Tea at The Grosvenor

Be astounded by the grandeur and lavishness of Buckingham Palace's interior on this special tour which includes special timed entry tickets - ensuring you don't have to wait in the long ticket line - and finishes with afternoon tea at the Grosvenor Hotel in Victoria.

Buckingham Palace's State Rooms are only open for a limited amount of time and thus an exploration of the rooms should certainly not be passed up. Combine this experience with a mouth watering afternoon tea to make a truly memorable day!

How does it work?

Meet your tour representative at the Golden Tours Visitor Centre in Victoria at 1.15pm and then take a short 10-15 minute walk to Buckingham Palace where you will enjoy an independent audio tour of this famous site, residence of Britain’s sovereigns since 1837.

Buckingham Palace

On arrival at the palace, take advantage of special timed entry, which is tantamount to ‘skip the line' entry.

Marvel at the splendour of the rooms, used on official occasions by The Queen to entertain her guests. Be dazzled by the beautiful ballroom and throne room, before ending your royal tour with a walk through the stunning South Garden.

Royal Animals - Special Exhibition Summer 2020: Visitors to the summer opening of Buckingham Palace will have the special opportunity to learn about the swans and corgis that have become synonymous with the Royal family.

An avid animal lover (and no longer a user of real fur), the Queen’s and indeed the entire Royal family’s love of animals is documented in this fascinating exhibit, from George III to today.

Afternoon Tea

After your visit to Buckingham Palace, you are free to take your afternoon tea at the Grosvenor Hotel in Victoria between 3.00pm and 5.00pm. This part of the tour is unescorted and you will need to make your own way to the Grosvenor Hotel after leaving Buckingham Palace.

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!

Sample Afternoon Tea Menu:

  • SWEETS: Bright pier walk, doughnuts & candied apples / Strawberry Victoria sponge cake
  • SAVOURY: Cucumber & cream cheese on white bread / Egg mayonnaise on rye bread / Ham & mustard on white bread / Smoked salmon & cream cheese on rye bread
  • SCONES: Goat’s cheese & beetroot scone / Traditional fruit scone
  • CONDIMENTS: Strawberry & lemongrass jam / Cherry & cinnamon jam / Tomato & horseradish chutney / Clotted cream

Experience Includes

  • Special timed entry to Buckingham Palace
  • Independent Audio tour of Buckingham Palace
  • Traditional afternoon tea at the Grosvenor Hotel in Victoria

Experience Excludes

  • Transportation to the meeting location and to the at the Grosvenor Hotel in Victoria
  • Tour guide
  • Additional refreshments outside of afternoon tea


Daily, 25th July to 4th October 2020.

Departure location

Bus Stop 3, Bulleid Way, Victoria, London, SW1W 9SH

Start times


Terms & Conditions

  • Please note - If you ARE NOT travelling within the next 72 hours then it can take up to 7 days for your tickets to be uploaded. If you ARE travelling within the next 72 hours then once you've made your booking please contact us by replying to your confirmation email or by calling our Customer Service team.
  • You MUST exchange your voucher at the Golden Tours Visitor Centre in Victoria where you will collect your tickets for both Buckingham Palace and the afternoon tea.
  • Please note there is a 15 minute walk to Buckingham Palace at the start of this tour. On occasions a bus will be used for the transfer to Buckingham Palace but this depends on bus availability and can't be guaranteed.
  • No transfers are included and the tour is unguided.
  • Cancellation and amendments policy: Please note that this experience is non-changeable and non-refundable.
  • Buckingham Palace tickets purchased from Golden Tours cannot be converted into a 1-Year Pass.
  • Clients that require mobility access must book directly with Buckingham Palace.