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The State Rooms and Garden Highlights Tour

The State Rooms and Rose Garden
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Map & directions

Buckingham 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
  • Every Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday (Monday, 25 Jul 2022 - Thursday, 8 Sep 2022)
  • Every 30 minutes between 9:45 - 14:45
  • Ticket must be purchased as an add-on to The State Rooms at Buckingham Palace standard admission.

    Prices for add-on:
    Adult £11.50
    Young Person (18-24) £7.50
    Child (5-17) / Disabled £6.30
    Under 5 Free
  • If you already have a ticket for the State Rooms you can add on a Garden Highlights Tour by telephoning +44 (0)303 123 7300.

As part of a visit to Buckingham Palace, combine a visit to the State Rooms with a guided walking tour of the most remarkable features of the beautiful garden. Described as 'a walled oasis in the middle of London', it boasts more than 350 types of wildflowers, over 200 trees and a three-acre lake.

The Garden Highlights Tour includes the beautiful Herbaceous Border, the summer house, the Rose Garden, the enormous Waterloo Vase and the Palace tennis court, where King George VI and Fred Perry played in the 1930s.

How it works:

  • Your visit will start with a self-guided tour of the magnificent State Rooms of Buckingham Palace, with a complimentary multimedia guide available in nine languages. Your tour includes the special display Platinum Jubilee: The Queen's Accession.
  • After the State Rooms there is time for you to take in the panoramic view of the lawn from the Garden Café on the West Terrace and to visit the Garden Shop.
  • Your Garden Highlights Tour will start from near the steps on the West Terrace, 2 hours and 15 minutes after your State Rooms entry time and will last 45 minutes. The tour starting location is clearly signposted. 
  • The guided tour of the gardens will take place in English.
  • This is a walking tour and takes place in all weather, unless it is unsafe to do so.
  • Please allow around 3-3.5 hours for the full experience at Buckingham Palace.

Access information

The State Rooms are fully accessible and we welcome visitors with different access requirements. Wheelchair access and step-free access are available but must be pre-booked by contacting the Specialist Sales team on +44 (0)303 123 7324 or email [email protected].

The Garden Highlights Tour is a walking tour with no respite seating along the route. If you have any concerns please contact the Specialist Sales team on +44 (0)303 123 7324 or email [email protected].

Related exhibition
Platinum Jubilee: The Queen's Accession

A display at Buckingham Palace celebrating The Queen's Accession in 1952

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