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The State Rooms and Garden Highlights Tour

Visitors on a Garden Highlights Tour

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
  • Next event: Saturday, 13 Jul 2024
    Every Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday (Saturday, 13 Jul 2024 - Sunday, 29 Sep 2024)
  • Selected times from 9:45 - 14:45
  • Book in advance for best value
    Children go half price

    Advance price:
    Adult £47.00
    Young Person (18-24) £30.20
    Child (5-17) £23.50
    Disabled £23.50
    Access companion Free
    Under 5 Free

    On-the-day price:
    Adult £50.00
    Young Person (18-24) £32.20
    Child (5-17) £25.00
    Disabled £25.00
    Access companion Free
    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.
  • Adults
  • Pre-booking recommended

As part of a visit to Buckingham Palace, combine a visit to the State Rooms with a guided walking tour of the history and highlights of Buckingham Palace Garden with one of our expert Wardens. 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.
  • 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 around 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.


If you are visiting with children you might prefer our Family Garden Highlights Tour which runs on Mondays during school holidays. Read more about the Family Garden Highlights Tour.

Special visit
The State Rooms and Family Garden Highlights Tour
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Next event: 29 Jul 2024
    Every Mon (Monday, 29 Jul 2024 - Monday, 26 Aug 2024)

Access information

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].

We offer a free access companion ticket for disabled visitors.

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].

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