Buckingham Palace and Afternoon Tea

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  • Visit Inside Buckingham Palace
  • See the State Rooms, Used for Official Royal Occasions
  • Walk Through the Picture Gallery
  • Explore the South Garden
  • Enjoy Traditional Afternoon Tea at the Grosvenor in Victoria


Take some time to spend an afternoon discovering the legacy of Buckingham Palace during a special visit to the inside of this world-famous residence and indulge in a spot of afternoon tea! You’ll visit the Palace before refreshing yourself in true British style – enjoy classic afternoon tea at the Grosvenor in Victoria!

Special Timed Entry to Buckingham Palace with Audio Tour

See what the Guards are protecting and get inside the spectacular Buckingham Palace – Queen Elizabeth II’s official London residence! You’ll enjoy special timed entry to the Palace and receive an audio guide upon arrival so you can explore the lavish rooms at your own pace. The State Rooms are open for just eight weeks a year and this opportunity to see the rooms used by the Queen to entertain her guests is not to be missed!

Members of the Royal family use the rooms you will see for State, ceremonial and official occasions and each of the 19 State Rooms is ornately decorated for these purposes. Discover the 47 metre-long Picture Gallery and view some of the greatest paintings in the Royal Collection! You’ll be dazzled by the beautiful ballroom and throne room before completing your tour with a walk through the idyllic south garden.

A visit to Buckingham Palace will have you walking in the footsteps of some of the world’s most influential people and is a fascinating insight into the history of the Royal Family.

Afternoon Tea at the the Grosvenor in Victoria

Following your independent visit to Buckingham Palace, you are free to take traditional afternoon tea between 3.00pm – 4.30pm at the Grosvenor in Victoria. 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!

As this tour is unescorted, please make your own way to the Grosvenor in Victoria for afternoon tea after leaving Buckingham Palace.

Please Note: Once your booking has been made, it cannot be cancelled without full charges. Please note there is a 10-15 minute walk to Buckingham Palace at the start of this tour. Buckingham Palace tickets purchased within this package cannot be converted into a 1-Year Pass.

When you’ve Booked: You’ll receive an initial confirmation from us immediately. We will then send your booking details to the supplier to confirm the availability. Within 48 hours, once they confirm that your requested date/ticket is available we will email your confirmation which will include the local operator’s contact details and any further information.

Afternoon Tea Menu*

  • A selection of handcrafted tea cakes
  • Mini rich butter fruit scones
  • Fruit preserves
  • Devonshire clotted cream
  • Traditional open and closed finger sandwiches
  • Choose from an array of hand selected Tea Forte teas

*Menu is subject to change

Tour Availability: Daily

Tour Departure Time: 1.30PM

Meeting Time: 1.15PM

Duration: 4 Hours

Meeting Point: Golden Tours Visitors Centre, 4 Fountain Square, 123-151 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9SH.

Afternoon Tea Venue: Grosvenor London Victoria.

Please note:

  • As this tour is unescorted, you will need to make your own way to the Grosvenor in Victoria for afternoon tea, which is a short 10-minute walk from Buckingham Palace.
  • Customers requiring the use of a wheelchair cannot book this ticket due to access being via a different entrance. Wheelchair users must pre-book their access by booking directly with the Palace.

Extra measures may be implemented at some venues due to heightened global security. As a result, we may experience delays in getting through mandatory security checks when entering these venues. Extra measures may also restrict the size of bags that can be brought inside. To avoid disruptions or possible denied entry, we strongly suggest that you avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour.

Please note this tour is non-refundable once booked - 100% cancellation charges apply.


  • Admission Buckingham Palace
  • Afternoon Tea at the Grosvenor in Victoria


  • Gratuities
  • Hotel transfers

When you’ve Booked: You’ll receive an initial confirmation from us immediately. We will then send your booking details to the supplier within 48 hours to request confirmation. Once they confirm that your requested date and ticket is available, we will email your confirmation which will include the local operator’s contact details and any relevant information.

Number of Passengers:

Limited Availability