|The Rubens Hotel|
For the traveller who wants to bed down in a central location when visiting London there is, in my opinion, no better place than the Rubens. Yes it's expensive, but the experience and convenience is worth it.
|The Queen's mail delivery|
Want to catch a glimpse of the 1902 Landau that William and Kate rode in after their wedding, The Rubens is directly opposite the Royal Mews.
|The Gold State Coach|
Almost opposite the Rubens is the Queen's Art Gallery, and another few steps brings you to Buckingham Palace where at 11.30 a.m. each day the Changing of the Guard, an exhibition of royal pageantry, draws thousands to the palace gates.
|St. James's Park|
There are theatres within minutes of the Rubens. A fleet of buses leave from Victoria Station for destinations around London, and the Express train - just 30 minutes from Gatwick Airport - also arrives and leaves from Victoria Station.
|Bag O' Nails, London pub|
Getting around London can be a tiring exercise and a night or two at this special hotel can at least provide easy access for the royal aspect of a visit.
Photos copyright Anne Gordon
Posted by Anne Gordon on Thursday, 23 June, 2011.