A RICHLY REWARDING, PROUDLY HISTORIC LONDON HOTEL, THE RUBENS AT THE PALACE TAKES GENUINE PRIDE IN THE GUEST EXPERIENCE IT PROVIDES. ADJACENT TO SISTER HOTEL 41, THE RUBENS OVERLOOKS THE ROYAL MEWS OF BUCKINGHAM PALACE (THE ENTRANCE USED BY THE ROYAL FAMILY).
Sleep beautifully in bedrooms adorned with silks, brocade, and velvet in striking jewel tones. The suites are next-level with a dignified blue and gold palette, chandeliers, original oil paintings, and canopied, four-poster beds. The dining experience here is downright regal – The English Grill, with its sparkling Murano chandeliers and open kitchen, serves the finest English produce and suppliers that serve the Queen’s kitchen. Round out a lovely evening at the New York Bar, known for its innovative cocktails, gin tasting experiences, and live music, or the iconic Leopard Bar, with more than 200 whiskies, 30 champagnes, live jazz, and swing music on any given evening. Consider one of the hotel’s Master Classes – perhaps learning from Executive Chef Ben Kelliher how to prepare the perfect beef wellington.
- Closest Airport
London Heathrow (20 miles / 1 hour drive)
- Closest Train Station
Victoria Underground Station (0.2 miles / 5 minute walk)
- Number of Rooms
149 rooms, 12 suites, and 2 serviced apartments
- The Restaurants
The English Grill
The Curry Room
The Palace Lounge
The Leopard Bar
The New York Bar
- Amenities and Facilities
- 2 serviced self-catering apartments
- Child Minding Service
- Children's Program
- Complimentary entry into nearby gym facilities is provided
- Daily Newspaper
- Family Friendly
- Family Interconnecting Rooms
- Pets Allowed
- Sports Buddies
- Rebecca Recommends Amenities
A personalized welcome from senior management and a tour of the property with the Hotel Manager.
- Rebecca Recommends Secrets
The Rubens at the Palace has taken many forms throughout the course of its building’s history. Parts of the hotel building previously had lived as a law stationer’s shop, a Court dressmaker’s establishment, an artificial flower shop, a tea shop of the Aerated Bread Company, and, during WWII, headquarters of General Sikorski’s Free State Polish Army.
- Combination Stay/Why Visit
Located in the heart of Belgravia, moments from Buckingham Palace – the hotel is perfectly situated to explore the wonderful borough of Belgravia and its fabulous array of boutiques, all within easy reach of the major London attractions.
Just 2.5 hours’ drive from London you will find the award-winning Summer Lodge. Summer Lodge offers the most perfect combination stay with any Red Carnation London hotel for an idyllic London and English Countryside visit. Summer Lodge is located in Evershot – the setting is everything your clients would expect of a delightful English countryside village.
Situated on the doorstep of the Melbury Estate, with miles of scenic countryside to explore to include the infamous Jurassic Coastline of Dorset, there is so much to do within easy driving distance.
Summer Lodge is just 67 miles from Southampton making this a fabulous pre or post-stay cruise experience too.
- Fact Sheet