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Royal Day Out

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.

  • Buckingham Palace
    The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
    The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace
  • Next event: Thursday, 11 Jul 2024
    Every Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday (Thursday, 11 Jul 2024 - Sunday, 29 Sep 2024)
  • Book in advance for best value
    Children go half price

    Advance price:
    Adult £61.20
    Young Person (18-24) £39.10
    Child (5-17) £30.60
    Disabled £30.60
    Access companion Free
    Under 5 Free

    On-the-day price:
    Adult £65.70
    Young Person (18-24) £41.80
    Child (5-17) £32.80
    Disabled £32.80
    Access companion Free
    Under 5 Free
  • Adults, Children / Families

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 to see the exhibition Royal Portraits: A Century of Photography. This new exhibition will explore the evolution of royal portrait photography from the 1920s to the present day. 


Related exhibition
Royal Portraits: A Century of Photography

An exhibition exploring the evolution of royal portrait photography from the 1920s to the present day.

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 King and members of the Royal Family. You will see historic coaches and carriages, including the Gold State Coach and the Diamond Jubilee State Coach, the newest coach at the Mews.

Read more about the Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace.


The Gold State Coach

The Gold State Coach at the Royal Mews. ©

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

Read more about the State Rooms, Buckingham Palace.

The Throne Room in Buckingham Palace

The Throne Room in Buckingham Palace ©

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 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.


  • 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.

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 a static map (pdf).


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 will have to be checked in and reclaimed after your visit and some items are not permitted at all. Read more about Buckingham Palace security and luggage.

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 exit 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 email [email protected].

We offer a free access companion ticket for disabled visitors.

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

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