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Royal Day Out

Map & directions

Visitor entrance (Gate C) is on the south side of the Palace, Buckingham Gate, London, SW1A 1AA
By train

London Victoria or London Charing Cross.  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.

  • Buckingham Palace
    The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
    The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace
  • Next event: Saturday, 18 Jul 2020
    Daily (Saturday, 18 Jul 2020 - Sunday, 27 Sep 2020)
  • Adult £49.00
    Over 60 £44.50
    Student £42.00
    Under 17/ Disabled £26.50
    Under 5 Free
    Family £124.50 (2 adults and 3 under 17s)

    If you are a disabled visitor we offer a free access companion ticket. To book please telephone +44 (0)303 123 7324 or e-mail [email protected]
  • Adults

Don’t miss our best value and most complete visit to Buckingham Palace with a Royal Day Out ticket.


What's included in your Royal Day Out ticket?

A Royal Day Out ticket offers discount admission to all three venues at Buckingham Palace: the State Rooms, The Queen's Gallery and the Royal Mews.


The Queen's Gallery

Your Royal Day Out will start with a visit to The Queen’s Gallery. During summer 2020 you can see Japan: Courts and Culture, featuring some of the most significant examples of Japanese art and design from the Royal Collection.

Japan: Courts and Culture
  • The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
  • Next event: 12 Jun 2020
    Daily (Friday, 12 Jun 2020 - Sunday, 8 Nov 2020)
The Diamond Jubilee State Coach, the newest carriage created for The Queen in 2013.

The Diamond Jubilee State Coach, the newest carriage created for The Queen in 2013. ©

The Royal Mews

Next you will visit the Royal Mews which is one of the finest working stables in existence and responsible for all road travel arrangements for The Queen and members of the Royal Family. You will see historic coaches and carriages, including the Gold State Coach, which has been used at every coronation since that of George IV in 1821.

The Throne Room in Buckingham Palace

The Throne Room in Buckingham Palace ©


The State Rooms

Your Royal Day Out will finish with a tour through the magnificent State Rooms in Buckingham Palace which are used by The Queen for ceremonial occasions and official entertaining. Each room is furnished with many of the treasures from the Royal Collection, including paintings by Rembrandt and Rubens; sculpture by Canova; and some of the finest English and French furniture in the world. 

The special exhibition at Buckingham Palace, Royal Animals, will focus on the Royal Family's interest in animals, drawing together works of art from across the Royal Collection acquired from the reign of George III to the present day. the first exhibition on this subject in over 50 years, it will explore the history of animals in the royal residences, from the giraffe presented to George IV as a gift from Egypt, to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's enthusiasm for pet dogs and the continued importance of horses in modern times, during events such as Trooping the Colour and Royal Ascot.

Buckingham Palace Garden

Buckingham Palace Garden ©

Your day ends with a walk through the garden, with splendid views of the Palace and the famous lake.



Visit The Queen's Gallery, the Royal Mews and the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace with a Royal Day Out ticket


  • Your Royal Day Out will last approximately 4 and a half hours.
  • You will begin your Royal Day Out at The Queen's Gallery, followed by the Royal Mews and then the State Rooms, visiting all three venues on the same day.
  • When buying your ticket you will select a time for your entry into The Queen's Gallery to start the Royal Day Out.
  • We operate a timed-admission system at The Queen's Gallery and the State Rooms.
  • Your entry time for the State Rooms will automatically be 2 hours 15 minutes after your Royal Day Out began.

Example timings:

Enter The Queen's Gallery 12:00
Enter the Royal Mews 13:15
Enter the State Rooms 14:15
Visit ends around 16:30


On the day

The three venues have separate entrances located close together along Buckingham Palace Road. Download the map.


To start your Royal Day Out you should go to the entrance for The Queen's Gallery. You can also collect your tickets here if necessary.

You will go through airport-style security checks at each venue. In the State Rooms pushchairs or large items of baggage will have to be checked in and reclaimed after your visit.

Toilets and baby-care facilities are available at each of the venues. In the State Rooms these facilities are only available at the end of your visit, once you enter the Garden.

The visitor route includes a 500m walk through the south side of the garden to the exit of Buckingham Palace. Alternative arrangements can be made for visitors with access requirements; please contact the Specialist Sales team on +44 (0)303 123 7324 or email [email protected].


Access information

All venues are fully accessible but wheelchair access or step-free access to the State Rooms must be pre-booked by contacting the Specialist Sales team +44 (0)303 123 7324 or e-mail [email protected].

Concessionary rates are available for visitors with disabilities and an accompanying companion is admitted free of charge.

Read more about access at The Queen's Gallery, the Royal Mews and the State Rooms.

Cakes in the Garden Café

Cakes in the Garden Café ©


Eating and Drinking

Drinks, cakes and sandwiches are available in the Garden Café at the end of the State Rooms tour. Situated overlooking the Palace’s famous lawn and lake, the Café is a great place to relax after your busy day out.

Food and drink are not available at The Queen's Gallery or the Royal Mews but there are many cafés and restaurants nearby. Eating and drinking are not permitted inside any of the venues.

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