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London River Taxis: Exploring London by Boat

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Staying at The Rubens at the Palace but want to see the city from a different perspective? Then look no further than London’s super speedy river taxi service. With the hotel within easy reach of Westminster’s piers and London river taxis, it’s a base from which to explore on of… [read more]

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Family Friendly Festivals in London

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During July, London’s Hyde Park plays host to top music acts and plenty of partygoers hoping to soak up the sun and the merry atmosphere. This year’s line-up mixes chart toppers old and new for the perfect family-friendly affair – headline acts including Tom Jones, Black Sabbath, Little Mix and… [read more]

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The Best Easter Activities for Families in London

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If you’re staying at our Rubens at The Palace Hotel this Easter, you’ll have the perfect base from which to enjoy one of London’s many Easter-themed events. Our very own Director of Fun, John the Concierge, can share lots of tips and information about entertaining adventures for the whole family.… [read more]

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Interview with The Rubens at the Palace’s ‘Queen of Cakes’ Pastry Chef Daniele

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Located right on the doorstep of Buckingham Palace, The Rubens at the Palace is steeped in history and tradition, offering guests a quintessentially British taste of city life. One of the many things worth experiencing at the hotel is the suburb afternoon tea, which is something of a specialty of… [read more]

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The Top London January Sales

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After the rush of Christmas, the highlight of our calendar is undoubtedly the London January sales. Whether it’s gourmet grape jelly or plush leather oxfords you’re after, cacao nib truffles or Coco Chanel, there are so many fabulous reductions you’ll be utterly spoilt for choice.
At The Rubens at the… [read more]

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10 Must-See Things inside Buckingham Palace

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Best known as the official London residence of the British Monarchy, Buckingham Palace is one of the world’s most iconic buildings. With origins dating back to the early 18th century, the palace boasts over 700 rooms and an impressive art collection, including works by the likes of Leonardo da Vinci… [read more]

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Top 10 Things to do with Kids in London this October Half Term

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The Director of Fun, at The Rubens at the Palace, John Goncalves, has been there for 34 years and is really just a big kid at heart! As one of London’s most family friendly hotels, John loves helping visitors young and old discover the thrills of London and this October… [read more]

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London Theatre Guide: This Season’s Top New Productions

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Autumn in London means a new collection of can’t-miss shows, ballets, operas, and more, all of which promise spellbinding productions. We’ve put together a London theatre guide of five of the most highly anticipated events of the autumn 2013 season, from a stunning performance of Mozart’s Requiem to a new… [read more]

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10 fascinating facts about our Living Wall

The Living Wall at The Rubens

1. 22 species totalling an impressive 10,000 plants. The range and quantity of plants on our living wall is simply vast! visual effect of our vertical garden is outstanding. It is proven that people feel happier when they see green areas in urban cities.
2. Clever water irrigation. There’s no… [read more]

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Top 5 Favourite London Markets

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London’s markets are not just about shopping. Often surrounded by independent boutiques and coffee shops, the city’s markets are a hotbed of culture and cafes, not to mention great places for people watching. London has some great market shopping in almost every corner but I’ve selected 5 that offer more… [read more]

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