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Royal Gifts

Detail of the Vessel of friendship, a gold model of a Chinese ship

Buckingham Palace

  • Daily (Saturday, 22 Jul 2017 - Sunday, 1 Oct 2017)

Royal Gifts, the special exhibition at the Summer Opening of the Palace in 2017, will tell the story of The Queen’s reign through a wide-ranging display of official gifts presented to Her Majesty during the past 65 years. With gifts representing every continent, including those from world leaders such as former US President Dwight D. Eisenhower, former South African President Nelson Mandela and President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China, the exhibition will present a spectacular display of craftsmanship from across the globe.


Events programme

School sessions

Key stage 2 - 5
Creative Writing in The State Rooms, Buckingham Palace

A wonderful opportunity for pupils to work with published authors to explore and experience the atmosphere of these lavishly decorated rooms

Key stage 2 - 5
Landscape drawing in the Buckingham Palace Garden

Put into practice the techniques and skills used by artists to create your own landscape drawings inspired by the Buckingham Palace Gardens

Key stage 1 - 5
Self-guided visit to Buckingham Palace

The children’s multimedia guide includes highlights to look out for in each room as well as interactive questions

Map & directions

Entrance to the State Rooms is via gate C on Buckingham Gate, London, SW1A 1AA
By car

There is no general visitor car parking at Buckingham Palace.

For disabled visitors, if you have booked the step-free access route of the Palace, you can also book accessible parking if required. The access route and parking must be pre-booked by contacting the Specialist Sales team on +44 (0)303 123 7324 or [email protected].

By train

The nearest train stations are London Victoria (10 minute walk) or London Charing Cross (20 minute walk).  

Visit National Rail Enquiries for times and fares.

By underground

The nearest tube stations are Victoria, Green Park, St. James's Park and Hyde Park Corner (all approximately 10 minutes walk).  

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.

You can plan your journey using the Transport for London website.