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Buckingham Palace

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

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

Explore the magnificent State Rooms which are open to visitors for 10 weeks each summer (22 July – 2 October 2022) and on selected dates during winter and spring.

Please see our COVID-19 information page for details of our safety procedures.

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Prices

Platinum Jubilee: The Queen's Accession exhibition is included with your ticket.

  The State Rooms, Buckingham Palace Combined with Royal Day Out
Adult £30.00 £55.00
Young Person (18-24) £19.50 £36.00
Child (5-17)  £16.50 £30.00
Disabled £16.50 £30.00
Under 5 Free Free
Groups (15 people or more) View group prices  
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Buckingham Palace operates a timed admission system, this is the time you select when purchasing your ticket. 

Your ticket includes a multimedia guide.

Family Offer

Families visiting Buckingham Palace can save up to £25.00 when booking with us direct.

The family discount is automatically applied at checkout to bookings of at least 1 adult and 2 children, up to 2 Adults and 4 children.

Enjoy free re-admission for a year by asking us to treat your ticket purchase as a donation.
At the end of your visit, ask a Warden to stamp your ticket to convert it into a 1- Year Pass.
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Opening times

The State Rooms are closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

  Opening time Last admission Closing time
July - August 09:30 17:15 19:30
September - October 09:30 16:15 18:30

We have a timed admission system, this is the time you select when purchasing your ticket. For the best experience please arrive no more than 10 minutes before the entry time on your ticket.

Closures

  • Any last minute closure dates will be updated here.

Practical Information

Please see our COVID-19 information page for details of our safety procedures.

  • Prebooking tickets is essential. There is a timed admission system operating on all tours. This is the time you select when purchasing your ticket.
  • You are advised to wear comfortable shoes, as all events involve some walking.
  • When you arrive, you will pass through an airport-style security check. Read more about security & luggage
  • You cannot take photographs within the State Rooms. Read more about photography, filming & mobile phones.
  • Eating and drinking are not allowed inside the Palace, with the exception of bottled water.
  • Toilets and baby-care facilities are available at the visitor entrance or in the garden depending on your tour.
  • For safety reasons, pushchairs cannot be taken into the State Rooms. They must be checked in and collected after your tour. Read more about visiting with children.
  • Animals, other than guide, hearing or assistance animals, will not be admitted to the Palace.

More Practical Information

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.

Highlights

10 things to see and do at Buckingham Palace

There has never been a better time to visit Buckingham Palace than this historic Platinum Jubilee year. With so much to see and do, take a look at our list of ten recommendations to make your visit extra special.

See the list

What's on

From Friday 22 July 2022

Platinum Jubilee: The Queen’s Accession

A special display featuring the first official portraits of the young Queen and items of personal jewellery. Included in your ticket to Buckingham Palace.

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From Monday 25 July 2022

The State Rooms and Garden Highlights Tour

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.

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Shopping and Eating

Buckingham Palace shop

Our shop offers a wide range of exclusive gifts inspired by the royal palaces and the works of art in the Royal Collection.

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Refreshments

During the Summer Opening of the State Rooms (25 July – 2 October 2022), the Garden Café on the West Terrace is open serving light bites, cakes and hot and cold drinks, with a view over the garden lawn towards the lake. There is also an ice-cream stand situated approximately halfway along the garden path towards the exit.

The café and ice-cream stand are situated at the end of the Palace visitor route, so are only accessible once you have been through the State Rooms. With the exception of bottled water, eating and drinking are not permitted inside Buckingham Palace.

There are many restaurants, pubs and cafés in the immediate vicinity of the Palace.

Children and Families

Things to do with children

Pick up a multimedia guide narrated by Rex the corgi and explore fun activities in our Family Pavilion.

Find out more

Top 10 highlights for children and families

Can you spot The Queen's hidden door in the White Drawing Room? Discover what exciting things you will see on your visit.

See the highlights

What's on for children and families

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.

What's on for groups

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 Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace.

Access and Mobility

The State Rooms of Buckingham Palace and the Palace Garden are fully accessible. Concessionary rates are available if you have a disability and a companion will be admitted free of charge.

To book on to the Access route, which is step-free, and to arrange accessible parking, please contact the Specialist Sales team on +44 (0)303 123 7324 or [email protected].

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

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 Palace today

The Queen receives a large number of formal and informal guests to the Palace.

Welcome to Buckingham Palace film
Summer Opening at the Palace

Watch a short film about visiting the Palace.

The Garden at Buckingham Palace

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

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The State Rooms, Buckingham Palace

22 Jul 2022 - 02 Oct 2022

Buckingham Palace serves as both the office and London residence of Her Majesty The Queen. During a visit to the Palace, you can see the magnificent State Rooms which provide the setting for ceremonial occasions and official entertaining, and for this year only see the special display 'Platinum Jubilee: The Queen’s Accession'.

Adult
£30.00
Disabled
£16.50
Under 5
£0.00
Young Person (18-24 years)
£19.50
Child (5-17 years)
£16.50
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Best
value

Royal Day Out

22 Jul 2022 - 02 Oct 2022

Don’t miss our best value and most complete visit to Buckingham Palace with a 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.

Adult
£55.00
Disabled
£30.00
Young Person (18-24 years)
£36.00
Child (5-17 years)
£30.00
Under 5
£0.00
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