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St James's Palace Exclusive Guided Tour

Entrée Room in St James's Palace
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Map & directions

Visitor entrance on Marlborough Road, St James's Palace, London, SW1A 1BQ
By train

The nearest train stations are London Victoria (20 minute walk) or London Charing Cross (15 minute walk).  

Visit National Rail Enquiries for times and fares.

By underground

The nearest tube stations are Green Park and St. James's Park (both approximately 10 minutes walk).  

For further information visit the Transport for London website.

By coach / bus

Bus numbers 8, 9, 14, 19, 22 and 38 stop at Green Park.

Victoria Coach Station is a 15-minute walk from St James's Palace.

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

  • St James's Palace
  • Every Friday, Saturday (Friday, 13 Oct 2023 - Saturday, 4 Nov 2023)
    Excl dates: Friday, 20 Oct 2023
    Incl dates: Thursday, 19 Oct 2023
  • Fridays - 15:30, 16:00, 18:00, 18:30
    Saturdays - 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 13.30, 14:00, 14:30 16:30, 17:00
  • £80.00 per person
  • Tickets must be pre-booked. There is limited availability, with a maximum number of 30 places on each tour.

From its origins as a residence for Henry VIII to its status today as the official seat of the British monarchy, St James’s Palace is steeped in 500 years of fascinating royal history.

Your guide will lead you through the State Apartments as you discover the history of the Palace and hear the stories of its royal residents and the significant events that have taken place within its walls.  

Highlights of the tour will include views of the surviving Tudor architecture, such as the Chapel Royal, Colour Court and the gatehouse; paintings, furniture and decorative arts from the Royal Collection; and the Throne Room and Picture Gallery where the Accession Council of King Charles III was held on 10 September 2022.

Practical information

  • Your tour will last for 90 minutes.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour start time.
  • ​Entry is on Marlborough Road.
  • St James's Palace is fully accessible and we welcome visitors with different access requirements. Access tickets must be pre-booked by contacting the Specialist Sales team on +44 (0)303 123 7324.
  • Photography is not permitted in St James's Palace or its grounds.
  • There are no toilets or baby-care facilities available at St James's Palace. The nearest facilities can be found in St James's Park.

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