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Buckingham Palace

The King's official London residence and a working royal palace.

Buckingham Palace is recognised around the world as the home of the monarch, the focus of national and royal celebrations, as well as the backdrop to the regular Changing the Guard ceremony.

Explore the magnificent State Rooms which are open to visitors each summer, and on selected dates for Exclusive Guided Tours during winter and spring.

The summer opening of Buckingham Palace this year is 11 July to 29 September 2024.

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Your visit to Buckingham Palace ©

Highlights

What's on

Shopping and Eating

Refreshments

Eating and drinking are not permitted inside the State Rooms of Buckingham Palace, except for bottled water. You will be asked to place drinks and food in closed bags before being admitted.

When Exclusive Guided Tours are taking place from November to May, food and drink are not available for purchase at the Palace, but there are many cafés and restaurants in the local area.

During the summer opening of Buckingham Palace from July to September, The Garden Cafe is open on the West Terrace after your visit to the State Rooms, serving light bites, hot drinks and afternoon tea boxes. Table do not need to be booked in advance.

Children and Families

Children and families visiting Buckingham Palace

Read our guide to help plan your visit with your family.

Top 10 highlights for children

Learn more about some of the highlights of Buckingham Palace for families and children.

Groups

Group prices

We offer a groups discount for bookings of 15 people or more.

Group bookings

Group visits to Buckingham Palace must be pre-booked, either online or over the phone.

Coach parking

Coaches can pick up passengers after they exit the Palace on Grosvenor Place. There is no coach parking near Buckingham Palace.

Guiding

Guiding isn't allowed at Buckingham Palace. Visitors can enjoy a free multimedia tour, available in nine languages.

Schools

Bring the curriculum to life with a visit to Buckingham Palace during the summer. We offer a range of interactive workshops, tours, learning activities and resources for nursery, primary and secondary pupils. Our school visit information will help teachers and organisers plan their visit.

School activities at Buckingham Palace are published each spring and take place during the summer. Throughout the rest of the year we offer school sessions at the Royal Mews and The King's Gallery, Buckingham Palace.

Access and Mobility

Concessionary rates are available if you have a disability and we offer a free access companion ticket which can be booked online. 

If you require step-free access this must be pre-booked by contacting the Specialist Sales team on +44 (0)303 123 7324 or [email protected]. The standard admission route is not step-free. The Specialist Sales team may also be able to arrange accessible parking for you, subject to availability.

Accessible toilets and limited seating are available.

Registered assistance dogs are welcome.

The multimedia guide is available in British Sign Language (BSL) and with subtitles, and an audio-descriptive guide is available for blind or partially-sighted visitors.

A number of Wardens are Dementia Friends, please ask staff for any assistance.

The State Rooms tour is indoors, taking in several large rooms and halls over two floors, exiting via a long outdoor gravel path through the garden. As the State Rooms are open during the summer months, it can become very hot inside.

There is a separate gift shop available on the Access route and the terrace café is fully accessible.

For detailed access information, please select one of the options below. For any other information, you can contact the Specialist Sales team on +44 (0)303 123 7324 or [email protected].

About the Palace

The East Wing of Buckingham Palace

A journey through Queen Victoria’s famous addition to the Palace.

Who built the Palace?

The history of the site where Buckingham Palace stands can be traced back to the reign of James I in the early 17th century.

Who lived at the Palace?

Queen Victoria was the first sovereign to live in the Palace in 1837.

The Garden at Buckingham Palace

Learn about the history of the royal garden and how it is used today.

State Banquets at Buckingham Palace

A look behind the scenes at this grand feast.

Book tickets

Booking for 15+ people?

Buckingham Palace Standard Admission

11 Jul 2024 - 29 Sept 2024
Visit iconic Buckingham Palace and explore the magnificent State Rooms which provide the setting for ceremonial occasions and official entertaining by His Majesty The King.
In advance
On the day
Adult
£32.00
£35.00
Young Person (18-24)
£20.50
£22.50
Child (5-17)
£16.00
£17.50
Disabled
£16.00
£17.50
Access companion
Free
Free
Under 5
Free
Free
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Best value

Royal Day Out

11 Jul 2024 - 29 Sept 2024
For the ultimate experience choose a Royal Day Out ticket. You will visit Buckingham Palace's magnificent State Rooms, the Royal Mews and The King's Gallery, all in one day.
In advance
On the day
Adult
£61.20
£65.70
Young Person (18-24)
£39.10
£41.80
Child (5-17)
£30.60
£32.80
Disabled
£30.60
£32.80
Access companion
Free
Free
Under 5
Free
Free
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Buckingham Palace plus a Garden Highlights Tour

13 Jul 2024 - 29 Sept 2024
Combine a visit to the State Rooms of Buckingham Palace with a guided walking tour of the most remarkable features of the Palace garden.
In advance
On the day
Adult
£47.00
£50.00
Young Person (18-24)
£30.20
£32.20
Child (5-17)
£23.50
£25.00
Disabled
£23.50
£25.00
Access companion
Free
Free
Under 5
Free
Free
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Nearby

London
The King's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Open Thursday - Monday

London
The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace

Open Thursday - Monday

Windsor
Windsor Castle

Open Thursday - Monday


The income from your ticket contributes directly to The Royal Collection Trust, a registered charity. The aims of The Royal Collection Trust are the care and conservation of the Royal Collection, and the promotion of access and enjoyment through exhibitions, publications, loans and educational activities.