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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 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.

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Prices

Platinum Jubilee: The Queen's Accession exhibition included in 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) / Disabled £16.50 £30.00
Under 5 Free Free
Groups (15 people or more) View group prices  
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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.

Buckingham Palace is open for guided tours on selected dates from 5 November 2021 - 30 January 2022. Find out more and how to book

For more information on our COVID-19 secure guidelines see our FAQs.

Buckingham Palace operates a timed admission system, this is the time you select when purchasing your ticket. 

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

Buckingham Palace is open on selected dates from 5 November 2021 - 30 January 2022 for guided tours. For more information on our COVID-19 secure guidelines see our FAQs.

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.

The State Rooms are closes 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

Closures

  • Any last minute closure dates will be updated here.

Practical Information

 For more information on our COVID-19 secure guidelines see our FAQs.

  • 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 aren't 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.

What's on

Selected dates 5 November 2021 - 30 January 2022

Guided tours

In the company of an expert guide, you will be taken on a tour through the magnificent State Rooms of Buckingham Palace.

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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 The State Rooms.

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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.

Shop online

Refreshments

Unfortunately eating and drinking aren't allowed inside Buckingham Palace.  However, you'll find plenty of cafés and restaurants nearby.  

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 gardens, are fully accessible. The garden has hard gravel paths and lawn. Concessionary rates are available for you if you have a disability and an accompanying companion will be admitted free of charge. No proof of disability is required. In line with government policy it is expected and recommended, if you are not exempt, that you wear a face covering whilst visiting our inside spaces. Accessible toilets and limited seating are available and registered assistance dogs are welcome. A number of Wardens are Dementia Friends. There are no parking facilities.

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 Blue Drawing Room at Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace Guided Tour

05 Nov 2021 - 06 Feb 2022

Enjoy special access to Buckingham Palace at this time of year without the crowds, with this guided tour of its magnificent State Rooms.

Adult
£65.00
Disabled
£65.00
Under 5
£0.00
Young Person (18-24 years)
£65.00
Child (5-17 years)
£65.00
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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. All rooms are furnished with many of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection.

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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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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