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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
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
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  • 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
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Reviews for The Rubens at the Palace

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

from the moment we arrived to departure, the staff were extremely helpful and attentive, the food was superb and the room was great. The only small negative was the bathroom. Towel rail hanging off wall and paintwork needed attention. Very pleasant stay and would recommend.

markb20182018 - Wisbech, United Kingdom

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

My boyfriend and I bought a gin tasting course at The Rubens and it was amazing. Our Gin expert Angelo was very knowledgable, informative and funny. He taught us everything we needed to know and made our experience unique and fun!

Mahan R

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

I recently spent two nights at this beautiful hotel, and had to post a review. From arriving to leaving, the staff were extremely friendly and professional, and nothing was too much trouble. The hotel offers many luxurious touches, and the decor is splendid. The proximity to Buckingham Palace is amazing. The food at this lovely hotel was quite scrumptious, with the breakfast being a particular highlight. The turn down service is a treat, and again, done with efficiency, friendliness and care. Next time you are planning a trip to London, I highly recommend this beautiful gem of a hotel.

patriciabrown30 - Bingley, United Kingdom

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

We stayed for a night after my husband ran the London Marathon, we had a welcome fit for royalty from the staff including a special medal on arrival, a lovely touch The hotel is beautiful, very comfortable and luxurious, the room was small but exactly what we expected and was good for a short stay, the cavalry bar, now called the New York bar I believe was lovely and we enjoyed our evening there looked after by the wonderful barman whose name I lost but I believe he was from Romania if that helps to pass on our thanks. The breakfast in the English grill was fantastic, beautiful room too Overall, very impressive, the staff were outstanding, thank you for a memorable weekend.

julie A - Warwick, United Kingdom

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

From the greeting and a glass of champagne during check in, to expert advice about sites to see and tickets to a show everything was done with grace you expect of a fine English hotel. The whole staff was great and a particular call out to Maisie and Hettie of the front desk and Natasha and Marta at the superbly decorated Cavalry Bar and their expert mixology to ensure I got a proper Gin and Tonic at the end of a long day. Be sure and be outside about 0900 to see the Queens horses taken out for exercise. We look forward to our next stay and it made for a great 20th anniversary trip.

gaepps - Catonsville, Maryland

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