Rates from £170
Taking up almost half a city block on Buckingham Palace Road, and a five-minute stroll from the world-famous gates of the Queen’s London residence, The Rubens at the Palace has been providing accommodation to high society guests since 1912. Rooms range from comfortably cozy to luxuriously lavish—the spacious Master Suite sports a living area with a Murphy bed and Nespresso machine, and a bedroom with a four-poster bed and marble-decked ensuite. Enjoy a right-royal afternoon tea with a pot of The Royal Jubilee Blend (created in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012), traditional Royal Scottish smoked salmon sandwiches and the Queen’s Jammy Dodger biscuits.
Nearby: Visit Little Ben Clock Tower, a miniature version of Westminster’s Elizabeth Tower, home to Big Ben.