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The Rubens at the Palace: A two-night royal escape to London
When you step into The Rubens, you instantly know you've arrived somewhere special. From the doormen in their smart scarlet coats to the opulent furnishings in the lobby, this hotel lives up to its illustrious address opposite the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace.
You'll stay for two nights in a Classic Double room, one of the hotel's elegant and stylish guest rooms which each offer a unique style and design. For an ostentatious royal-themed room, you can enquire about an upgrade and find yourself in plush surroundings beneath crystal chandeliers themed in honour of British monarchs.
Your stay includes a three-course dinner and memorable evening in the English Grill, easing back in an armchair to dine beneath Murano glass while theatrical dishes are prepared in the open kitchen by a team of expert chefs - using the same suppliers that serve the royal households.
You'll also take afternoon tea in The Palace Lounge, included in your stay. The lounge is ideally situated to look out over the Royal Mews, where you may even spot a royal carriage or two. As you watch the world go by, indulge in scones, cakes, pastries, and mini sandwiches in the ultimate English tradition.
On both mornings, a Full English breakfast is served, setting you up perfectly for a day exploring London, whether you fancy a spot of shopping, trying the latest restaurant or theatre openings, or taking a stroll through Hyde Park and Green Park.
From £550 per person*
- Two-night stay in a Classic Double room
- Full English Breakfast each morning for two guests
- Three-course dinner on one evening in the English Grill for two people**
- Royal afternoon tea for two in The Palace Lounge on one day
Reasons to visit The Rubens at the Palace, Westminster, London
A royal-themed hotel
Dinner and afternoon tea included
A central location near Buckingham Palace
Excellent location, perfect for some sightseeing. You can roll out of bed and watch Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, take a stroll around nearby Green Park, or walk to the Houses of Parliament in less than 20 minutes.
The heart of London, you have the perfect base to explore the city's sights including the Royal Mews, London Eye and Big Ben.
By car: the hotel is over 4 hours from Manchester, and less than 3 hours from Birmingham. Parking costs £70 a day.
By train: Victoria station is only a 2 minute walk away. thetrainline.com
Style & Character
The hotel suits international visitors after an all-round British experience, steps away from Buckingham Palace. We loved the 350 square-metre verdant Living Wall that carpets the side of the building. It's made up of 10,000 herbaceous plants.
Service & Facilities
Staff have clearly worked here for years - and you can tell they really enjoy it. There's a buzzing, convivial feel among staff that instantly puts you in a relaxed mood. Pooches are welcome, with bowls, beds and biscuits supplied.
- Free Wi-Fi
The Royal Themed King Rooms are among the most attractive, with crystal chandeliers and king-sized beds with canopies. Rooms are fully soundproofed, minimising the whirring and humming of cars zipping down busy Buckingham Palace Road.
Single, Cosy Double, Double, Superior, Royal, Executive, Junior Suite, Family Suite, Executive Suite, Master Suite
Facilities include: ensuite bathroom with toiletries, free bottled water, flatscreen TV, free Wi-Fi
Food & Drink
The hotel's fine dining restaurant is The English Grill, with its teal blue velvet chairs and comfy brown leather banquettes. We liked the Orkney king scallops, served with English chorizo and a creamy applewood smoked cheese hollandaise.
The English Grill: opulent fine dining, English produce. 2 AA Rosettes restaurant. Open daily for breakfast and dinner.
The Curry Room: intimate restaurant, Indian cuisine. Open Thu-Mon for dinner. 3-course meal from £75.