Mobile menu
Special visit

Charles I & Charles II with tea and cake

  • This event is in the past. To view similar upcoming events click here.

Map & directions

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London, SW1A 1AA
By train

London Victoria.  Visit National Rail Enquiries for times and fares.

By underground

Victoria, Green Park, St. James's Park and Hyde Park Corner.  For further information visit the Transport for London website.

By coach / bus

Bus numbers 11, 211, C1 and C10 stop on Buckingham Palace Road.  Victoria Coach Station is a 10-minute walk from the Palace.  For further information visit the Transport for London website.

  • The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
    Royal Academy of Arts [London]
  • Daily (Saturday, 27 Jan 2018 - Sunday, 15 Apr 2018)
  • £29.00 per person

We’ve teamed up with the Royal Academy to offer special joint tickets to Charles I: King and Collector at the RA and Charles II: Art & Power at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, complete with a break for complimentary cake and tea or coffee in the RA Grand Café. These two historic exhibitions celebrate the role of art in Stuart court culture, through two kings who acquired some of the Royal Collection’s greatest works.


How it works

You will start with morning entry to Charles I: King and Collector at the RA (last entry 12pm), which reunites some of the greatest masterpieces of Charles I’s magnificent collection, scattered across Europe after his execution in 1649. Relax with a complimentary tea or coffee and cake in the RA Grand Café, before moving onto Charles II: Art & Power, just a 15-minute walk away at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace (last entry 4.15pm).


How to book

Book online with the RA or call +44 (0)20 7300 8090. On the day of your visit, simply collect your tickets for both exhibitions and Grand Café voucher from the RA information desk. Please note you will need to show your Charles II ticket at The Queen’s Gallery information desk for entry into the exhibition.


Group bookings

This ticket offer is also available for groups. If you are intending to book for a group of 15 people or more, please call the RA on +44 (0)20 7300 8090 or email [email protected]. Please note, groups must book in advance.

Related exhibition
Charles II: Art & Power

The art of the Restoration

Terms and conditions

  1. Package available daily between 27 January and 15 April 2018, subject to availability.
  2. Package is £29 and includes: one ticket to Charles I: King and Collector at the Royal Academy, tea or coffee and cake in the RA Grand Cafe, and a ticket to Charles II: Art & Power at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace.
  3. The tickets to both exhibitions will be valid on the same day.
  4. Entry to Charles I: King and Collector available during the following timeslots: 10am, 10.30am, 11am, 11.30am and 12pm.
  5. Package is bookable through the RA, either online or over the phone. The package must be booked by midday the day before your visit.
  6. Visitors must collect all tickets and vouchers at the RA information desk, including the Charles II: Art & Power ticket.
  7. Group bookings of 15 or more people must be booked in advance and made separately. Groups will be required to have a fixed arrival time to both exhibitions.
  8. Ticket holders should arrive at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace between 12-4.15pm.
  9. On arrival at The Queen’s Gallery, ticket holders should present their joint ticket at the ticket desk.
  10. The Queen’s Gallery operates a timed ticket system and you will be admitted into the next available slot. Last admission is 4.15pm.
  11. Visitors should allow time to pass through airport style security.
  12. A multimedia guide is included with your entry to The Queen’s Gallery.
  13. This joint ticket offer is not valid for conversion to a 1-Year Pass for The Queen’s Gallery.
  14. The Royal Academy and Royal Collection Trust will use any data submitted only for the purposes of the administration of this offer, unless otherwise stated by the customer.
What's on: London & Windsor

Download our What's on brochure for details of our events programme at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle, December 2017 to May 2018.


You might also be interested in...