The Rubens at the Palace

The Rubens at the Palace is a five-star hotel overlooking The Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace

The Rubens at the Palace

The Rubens at the Palace is a 5-star luxury boutique hotel, near the incredible Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace, in the district of Belgravia. This hotel is situated close to the lovely Buckingham Palace Garden, making it the perfect place to go on a private day tour of London with a personal guide.

This hotel offers 161 regally decorated bedrooms and suites that fulfil every need. Visit majestic Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament on a VIP private tour. Only a short walk away lies Victoria Station, where you get the opportunity to travel to the south coast, Gatwick Airport or you could hop on the Orient Express where you’re in for a treat.

Dine at the English Grill, where you can peek inside the kitchen and discover signature dishes. At The New York Bar, first-class hospitality and original cocktails go hand in hand. Let the staff pamper you during your visit and submerge yourself in all the sights London offers during a private walking tour of Royal London.

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The Rubens at the Palace Hotel has a lot to offer when it comes to its rooms and suites. Get some rest in queen-, king-size, or twin beds whilst enjoying 24-hour room service and air-conditioning. Take the opportunity to stay connected by using the free wi-fi or relax by watching the flat-screen TV. Each room features an en-suite bathroom with a bathtub or walk-in shower so feel free to clear your head whilst wearing a plush bathrobe.

Room options
Executive Single (113sq ft) with a single bed; Cosy Double (129sq ft) with a queen-size bed; Classic Double (151sq ft) with a queen-size bed; Royal Themed Double Room (151sq ft) with a queen-size bed, located in the Royal Wing; Royal Mews View Double (151sq ft) with a queen-size bed, overlooking the Royal Mews.

Suite options
Suites at the Rubens Hotel welcome you with queen-, king-size or twin beds, 24-hour room service and air conditioning. All is possible, from watching television in the evening to catching up on global events. Spend some me-time in the en-suite bathroom with bathtub or walk-in shower.

The Family Suite (237sq ft) is elegantly furnished with king-size beds and a sizeable seating area, so everyone has a place to relax.

The Junior Suite (237sq ft) where you find yourself in a calm oasis with a king-size bed for cosy nights in as well as a spacious and stylish seating area perfect for a relaxing catch-up.

The Executive Suite (355sq ft), characterised by its regal and elegant design, offers you all the comforts and space you can need. The suite features a king-size bed to get some rest, as well as a pleasant separate seating area where you can put your feet up at the end of a long day.

The Master Suite (592sq ft) is known as the ideal retreat if you’re celebrating. The luxurious bedroom houses a spectacular four-poster bed with an en-suite bathroom and snug living area. Deluxe fabric walls and leopard fur prints are sure to catch your eye, with a separate lounge overlooking the Royal Mews.

The Luxury One-Bedroom Apartment (559.72sq ft) has a living/dining room area, kitchen, and deluxe bathroom ideally located downstairs, while the stylish bedroom offers a bit more privacy. Marvel at the views from your shared outdoor terrace and enjoy everything that the Rubens at the Palace has to offer.

The Luxury Two-Bedroom Apartment (850.34sq ft) is tucked away in the heart of Victoria and sophisticatedly furnished with wood-panelled walls. It provides a kitchen, living room and glorious foyer area that doubles as a separate dining room. Unwind in the elegant bathroom or en-suite shower room or spend some time on the stunning outdoor terrace area above the apartment.

The Rubens at the Palace offers various choices, from sipping cocktails to indulge in an afternoon tea to magnificent dining.

The English Grill, which holds two AA Rosettes, is an example of a genuinely English restaurant, using some of the UK's finest produce. Here outstanding service is paired with a great range of dishes and an extensive wine list. Guests can watch some of the action taking place in the kitchen through a glass wall.

The Curry Room holds an AA Rosette, offers an inspired three-course menu created by Chef Arun Kumar, who worked closely with Head Chef Kevin Joseph at The Oyster Box Hotel in Durban. Here guests experience authentic flavours made with fresh ingredients and imported spices from India. The Curry Room interior embraces Rajasthani hand embroidery and rich red colours connecting to the dishes' diversity.

The Palace Lounge is the ideal spot to get your day off to a good start, try afternoon tea or enjoy a delicious meal in the evening. Creating an unforgettable experience is the setting, overlooking The Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace.

The New York bar is known for its prominent red interior, original artwork and warm atmosphere. Here, traditional hospitality, original cocktails, gin tastings, and live music go hand in hand.

The Rubens at the Palace Hotel holds their guests' wellness in high regard, with complimentary entry to PureGym Victoria and various spa treatments, yoga mats, and fitness videos available. Healthy dishes made with seasonal, fresh ingredients and the offer of skinny cocktails highlight the importance of wellbeing once more.

The Rubens at the Palace Hotel was part of the land and stabling of an earlier house in that area, owned by John Sheffield, the Earl of Mulgrave, in 1703. By 1752, houses and shops had begun to pop up on present-day Buckingham Palace Road.

By 1841, a druggist named Thomas Murley owned the present hotel's position; his firm stayed here until the mid-1880s. Afterwards, the property passed onto Polwarth, who utilised it as a law stationer's shop. By 1912, the Hotel Rubens became popular with people attending royal functions at Buckingham Palace. During WW II, the Free State Polish Army acquired the building and used it as their headquarters.

In 1953, Grand Metropolitan Hotels obtained the hotel, but it changed ownership by the end of the 1970s when Sarova Hotels bought it. Flash forward to 1997, when the Red Carnation Hotel Collection claimed ownership and turned it into the award-winning property we know today. In 2017 the Rubens at the Palace underwent a multi-million-pound refurbishment adding numerous dining venues like The English Grill, The Curry Room and the New York Bar. In 2018, The hotel received their AA five-star hotel recognition.

Touring Guide
The Rubens at the Palace hotel, which overlooks the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace, makes for the perfect spot to discover this wonderful city. Visit majestic Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament on a VIP private tour. If you're interested in World War II, make sure to visit the Churchill War Rooms, where Winston Churchill lived and worked during this challenging time. This city is the ideal place with limitless opportunities for private day tours of London with a personal guide.

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A stone's throw from Buckingham Palace

  • Bespoke Amenities
  • Bottomless Champagne Afternoon Tea 
  • Live Music in the New York Bar 
  • Picnic in a Royal Park
  • Private Chef Experiences

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Our UK, EU and US office-based staff will listen to what you want to see and experience.

Whether you are a honeymoon couple, a family or a corporate incentive group, our team’s collective resources will be brought together to build the experience that’s right for you.

We will require your arrival and departure dates, details of your personal preferences and places that you would like to visit as well as the events you would like to experience.

We will then prepare a draft itinerary and send it to you by email for your approval. Once agreed, we will send you a Booking Confirmation with Personalised Itinerary and Information Pack via email.

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