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The Rubens at the Palace in London, England

The Rubens at the Palace is the closest you'll get to a sleepover with the Queen without a state visit invitation. The hotel is directly across from the royal residence on property that enjoys a colorful past – the Duke of Buckingham lived here in the 1600s, followed by an apothecary and a Court dressmaker. The Rubens, which was built in 1912, housed the Polish army during WWII and gave respite to exiled Charles de Gaulle. The hotel's decadent – and often equally colorful – rooms and suites are a comfortable home base in the epicenter of London.

Greet the day with a morning stroll across the gardens. Stop by the Queen's Gallery, which displays many of the best works from the Royal Family's personal collection. Roam Westminster, but be back in time for high tea – from the lounge you’ll see the Queen's stables and maybe even catch a glimpse of passing pageantry. As evening progresses, settle into an armchair by a crackling fire and savor a plate of grilled Dover sole with chive and butter sauce.

Location of The Rubens at the Palace

The Rubens at the Palace
39 Buckingham Palace Road
SW1W 0PS
London, England

Nearest Airport: LHR

Amenities for The Rubens at the Palace

  • General Information
  • 161 Guest Rooms
  • Dining
  • 2 Restaurants
  • 2 Bars
  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Dining Room
  • Champagne Bar
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Beauty Salon
  • Concierge
  • High-Speed Internet Access
  • Chauffeur Service
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Luxury Linens
  • Luxury Bath Amenities
  • Activities
  • Bike Tours
  • Cultural Tours
  • Business
  • Business Center/Services
  • Family
  • Children's Amenities
  • Nearby
  • Historic Sites
  • Shopping
  • Train Station
  • Art Galleries
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Parks
  • Theatres
  • Public Transportation
  • Monuments
  • Interests
  • City
  • Culture & Arts

Reviews for The Rubens at the Palace

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful hotel with charming and hospitable staff. Personal treat left for me upon my return from the theatre as it was my birthday was a lovely surprise and nice touch. The room was elegantly styled but with modern facilities. Would definitely visit again.

bedzig - Ruislip, United Kingdom


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a fantastic day and evening. The staff was attentive, friendly and more than helpful. The food was amazing and we had the feeling that all the staff was happy to go this extra mile. The gin tasting experience was informative, interesting and entertaining. We will definitely come and visit London more often and will make sure we are staying at the Rubens again.

Vivian F


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited the Rubens with a group of girlfriends for a birthday celebration. It's a fabulous setting, the afternoon tea was delicious, the scones were served warm and there was a good range of teas. The friendly attentive staff were polite and efficient. A complimentary small glass of champagne and a small cake with a lit candle was a lovely touch. In comparison to similar establishments The Rubens at the Palace is good value and would definitely recommend.

Doug S - Stafford


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

Overnight stay to celebrate wife's 60th. Lovely hotel like stepping back in time. Excellent helpful staff. Good size comfortable room with extra little touches. Nice bar but bit pricey although we had complimentary cocktails with our offer. Very good Breakfast. Excellent location just a short walk or tube journey to many top attractions. Would definitely stay again.

peachie48 - Lancing, United Kingdom


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic evening. Staff attentive and friendly. Our mixologist, Jacek was entertaining and informative. Food was of a high standard not forgeting to mention the outstanding Gin. Will certainly return soon.

spiking - croydon


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