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The Rubens at the Palace

39 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0PS, United Kingdom

Love at First Sight

Recently awarded an AA 5 star rating and exceeding expectations at every turn, this historic and fully renovated hotel has a team who take genuine pride in delivering impeccable service. Overlooking Buckingham Palace and The Queens Gallery, within walking distance of Green Park and Victoria Station. Enjoy lounge music in the New York Bar and Leopard Bar, a Royal Afternoon Tea in the Palace Lounge and delicious cuisine in the newly opened English Grill.

Grand, impressive, elegant and resplendent, 151 rooms and 10 luxury suites are individually designed and feature royal gold and red velvet tapestries, rich brocade, Venetian mirrors and chandeliers to form a stunning setting to enjoy the best of British hospitality from a warm and engaging team.

Sustainability Efforts

Romance

With each room carrying a romantically luxurious air, it’s not hard to get lost in the moment. Upon request, the staff will arrange, with pleasure, a romantic turn-down service, complete with rose petals scattered across the bed, dimmed lights and candles softly glimmering around the room; adding that certain something to an already magnificent experience. If you’d really like to celebrate your evening in style, a bottle of champagne can be included, bringing the finishing touch to an exquisite scene.

Your Stay

Whether it’s a Superior guestroom, a Royal guestroom, or one of the 10 breathtaking suites available, each room is a shining example of The Ruben’s standard of service. Traditional, intricate designs, fit for the gentry that once inhabited this place, are accompanied discreetly by the modern amenities we all love. Luxury comes easily here. If you’re looking for something particularly unforgettable, you might want to have a look at the Master Suite. With its soft tones and its wonderful views, you’re sure to share some very special moments in this spacious home away from home.

What to Do

During the summer, The Rubens can offer a lovingly crafted romantic picnic for you to take with you, should you fancy a stroll through Green Park, Hyde Park or St James’s Park - as when it comes to the serenity of nature, you’re spoilt for choice with all three located just minutes away from the hotel. Perhaps in the evening you’d like to see a bit more of the city. For a truly special moment, there is nothing like a ride on the London Eye at sunset with a couple of glasses of champagne.

The Food of Love

The English Grill at The Rubens at the Palace is opulently designed with a rich royal theme of grandeur with polished silver, beautiful chandeliers and tailcoat waiters offering traditional service at its most welcoming. Experience the finest of dining with a glass wall which allows guests to catch some of the action taking place in the kitchen. Top quality cuts of meat will be grilled to perfection in the kitchen’s brand new charcoal-fired Josper grill.

Using the finest English produce and suppliers that serve the Queen’s kitchen, the dining experience is accompanied by an extensive wine list including a fine selection from Bouchard Finlayson, our sister vineyard in South Africa.

The Palace Lounge offers a prime position to enjoy a Traditional Afternoon Tea overlooking the Royal Mews and features mouth watering pastries which are heavily influenced by royal events and dining trends throughout the centuries. From Her Majesty the Queen's much loved jam pennies, the red velvet cupcakes influenced by the House of Stuart or the chocolate biscuit cake, a favourite of Prince William and Prince Harry.

Enjoy exceptional cocktails and browse the gin trolley offering an extensive selection. Live music including Jazz plays each evening. The Leopard Champagne Bar is ideal for special occasions and bar and restaurant located next door offers inspired South African cuisine.

    Accommodation:
  • Boutique Hotel
  • Historic Building
  • Hotel
    Setting:
  • City
    Hotel features:
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant
Recommended for:
  • Active & Sporty
  • Exclusive
  • Fine Dining
  • Health & Wellness
  • History & Culture
  • Luxury
  • Romantic Dinner
  • Tours & Excursions

Weddings at The Rubens at the Palace

    Wedding services:
  • Civil Unions
  • Reception Only
  • Renewal of Vows
  • Same-Sex Weddings
  • Wedding Blessing
  • Wedding Licence
  • Wedding Planner
    Wedding locations:
  • Hotel Function Room
Ceremony capacity: 60
Reception capacity: 60

Romantic Breaks

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From £477 per couple

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Occasions

Anniversaries

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Accommodation

Master Suite
  • Hot Tub/Jacuzzi
  • Romantic Accessories
One Bedroom Apartment
  • Personalised Fridge/Minibar
  • Private Dining
  • Private Terrace/Balcony
  • Romantic Accessories
  • Welcome Hamper
Two Bedroom Apartment
  • Private Dining
  • Romantic Accessories
  • Welcome Hamper

Exclusive Offers

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Overnight stay in a luxuriously appointed room or suite - Four sharing dishes in The New York Bar -…

From £477 per couple

Package includes 1 night stay

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Romantic Add-Ons

Bottle of Champagne
Bottle of Champagne

Add extra sparkle to your occasion.

Birthday Cake
Birthday Cake

Plan a special birthday escape unlike any other.

Romantic Turndown
Romantic Turndown

Rose petals and candles.