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The Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace: Entrance Ticket with Multimedia Guide

£17
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  • Buy tickets to the Queen’s Gallery in Buckingham Palace and treat yourself to a wide-ranging assortment of treasures and art.
  • Admire a display of over 450 pieces of work in the Japan: Courts and Culture exhibition this year.
  • Get a glimpse of rare Japanese art and design in the Western world curated from the Royal Collection.
  • Check out the outside collection which consists of porcelain and lacquer, samurai armor, and embroidered screens!
  • Witness 300 years of diplomatic and cultural exchanges between Britain and Japan through the artworks.
  • Once you learn more about the artworks from your 1-hour English multimedia guide, explore the exhibition further at your own pace.
  • Note: The Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace will be open from 8 Apr - 31 Dec 2022.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

The Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace Entrance Tickets with Multimedia Guide

£14
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  • Visit one of the world’s finest working stables, The Royal Mews, responsible for travel arrangements of the Queen and other Royal Family members.
  • Be dazzled by the historic Diamond Jubilee State Coach, Australian State Coach, Gold State Coach, and learn about their significance.
  • Admire the horses that draw the coaches and carriages, the Windsor Greys and Cleveland Bays.
  • Enjoy an interactive experience as you deck up as a footman in specially-created livery or learn the technique of harnessing a horse.
  • Set foot into the marvelous replica of Queen Victoria's Semi-State Landau and feel like royalty.
  • Navigate the history of the stables with the help of a complimentary multimedia guide that lasts approximately 45 minutes.
  • Once the multimedia guide is over, you can stay back to explore Royal Mews further at your own pace.
  • Note: The Royal Mews will be open from 19 May to 2 Oct 2022.
  • The multimedia guide is available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, and Mandarin.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Royal London Tour With Changing of the Guard

£45
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Mobile Ticket
3 hr.
Guided Tour
  • See British culture come to life with this age-old tradition!
  • Meet your expert guide at Victoria Coach station and step aboard a luxury coach to Buckingham Palace.
  • You will pass by London’s best highlights such as Westminster Abbey and St. Paul’s Cathedral.
  • Listen to your guide’s interesting stories and anecdotes about the city along the way.
  • Arrive at Buckingham Palace to see the Changing of the Guard ceremony taking place.
  • Elite soldiers from the British military have been protecting the palace since 1660.
  • The Changing of the Guard ceremony marks this change in shift.
  • See the Queen’s guards in their scarlet suits and bearskin hats march and assume responsibility for protecting the palace.
  • Your guide will offer engaging commentary on this exchange, which you can listen to with the help of an audio headset.
  • The tour begins at 9 AM and goes on until 12 PM.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Royal Walking Tour, Changing of the Guard

£18
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Mobile Ticket
2 hr.
Guided Tour

Keeping up with The British Royals

  • Enjoy this engaging walking tour through London’s locations the British Royals are known for
  • All the while, pick up informative and quirky facts about the British Royals from your expert tour guide
  • Walk past famous churches, shops, clubs and palaces while soaking up the local culture
  • Visit the Buckingham Palace and watch the Changing of the Guard Ceremony (if available)
  • See the cherished Crown Estate and admire the stunning Horseguards
  • From finding out where The Queen buys her alcohol to visiting the barber that cuts Prince Philip’s hair, this tour has all kinds of peculiar highlights
  • Discounted Tickets: Children, students and senior citizens enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID)
  • This ticket cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Visit Buckingham Palace in London

Being one of the cultural capitals of the world, London has a rich history which attracts visitors from all over the world to explore this fascinating place. If you are one of those people who are obsessed with palaces, tea and everything English, Buckingham Palace is the place to be for a Victorian retreat. The home of The Queen of England, the palace has a resplendent facade and offers a majestic promenade as you engage your senses in the lifestyle of the English monarchy. The Crown fans, this one is especially for you!

Located in the city of Westminster, this royal residence was built as a large townhouse for the Duke of Buckingham in 1703. It became the London dwelling of the monarch of the United Kingdom only in 1837 following the accession of Queen Victoria. 

You can visit Buckingham Palace and not only experience that royal main character energy, but also choose from a wide range of tours and tickets to explore the stately home of one of the oldest monarchies in the world. Keep reading to find out more about Buckingham Palace, tickets, timings and other information that can help you plan your visit.

Buckingham Palace Tickets Explained

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Why Visit Buckingham Palace in London

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  • Built as a large townhouse for the Duke of Buckingham in 1703, the royal residence was initially known as Buckingham House.
  • Buckingham Palace is an important cultural and political landmark of England as it has historical significance relating to the British monarchy.
  • Designed by architects like John Nash, the palace gets its neoclassical and dramatic architecture from the architect’s theatrical influence. 
  • The 775 rooms in the palace are furnished with regal masterpieces, with the garden being the most extensive private garden in London.
  • With paintings of artists like Titian, Rembrandt, Rubens, Van Dyck and Claude, the picture gallery features unique works in the Royal Collection.
  • As this year marks The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee as the longest-reigning monarch of England, visitors can join the grandest celebration of the year at Buckingham Palace which includes parades, services, parties and a grand lunch.

What is the Best Way To Book Buckingham Palace Tickets? Book Online

As Buckingham Palace is a quite popular tourist attraction, it is advised to plan your visit in advance to avoid the hassle of waiting in long lines and getting disappointed at seeing all-booked notices. Book your tickets before you go to enjoy what all the attraction has to offer.

  • Convenience: Enjoy your trip to the royal residence of The Queen instead of getting stuck in lengthy ticket procedures, as the fast-track tickets let you zoom past the lines, hassle-free.
  • Advance Reservations: With instant online bookings, you can secure your trip in advance by booking your tickets and tour slots beforehand, and go on the visit relaxed.
  • Great Discounts: Experience the luxuries of Buckingham Palace at not-so-luxurious prices, as online booking gives you great discounts. 

Buckingham Palace Highlights

While Buckingham Palace is another world altogether in terms of grandiosity and spaciousness, here are the top highlights that you can explore while on your regal exploration.

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The White Drawing Room

The White Drawing Room is one of the most important State Rooms in Buckingham Palace, which are the public rooms in the palace where The Queen and members of the Royal Family receive guests. One of the principal reception rooms of the palace, the White Drawing Room is furnished with lavish English and French furniture and porcelain. Her Majesty The Queen usually enters the room through an enormous hidden door, which you can try to locate while on your visit.

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The Throne Room

The starkly scarlet room houses a pair of throne chairs, known as the Chairs of Estate, which were used for the coronation ceremony of The Queen in 1953, as well as other chairs made for the coronation of King George VI, and a single throne chair made for Queen Victoria in 1837. Designed by architect John Nash, the room is intricately adorned in a seventeenth-century style, while the dramatic influence can be attributed to Nash’s background in theatre set designs. 

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The Ballroom

Being the largest of the State Rooms, The Ballroom was used for hosting balls and concerts, even featuring a musician’s gallery complete with an organ. Completed during the reign of Queen Victoria in 1855, today the Ballroom is used for official purposes, sometimes for holding State Banquets. Plaster statutes made by British sculptor William Theed overlook the throne canopy. A triumphal arch supports a medallion that features the profiles of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in their glory. 

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Music Room

Admire the parquet floor inlaid with various kinds of woods like satinwood, rosewood, tulipwood, mahogany and holly as you walk around the Music Room, where royal babies have been christened as well, including the Queen’s three eldest children. Guests in the palace are presented in the room before dinner or a banquet, having assembled in the Green Drawing Room.

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Picture Gallery

Around 47 metres in length, the Buckingham Palace Picture Gallery features some of the greatest paintings in the Royal Collection. As The Queen lends out various works of art to exhibitions held around the UK and overseas, there is always a regular change in paintings. The gallery features artists like Titian, Rembrandt, Rubens, Van Dyck and Claude.

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The Grand Staircase

Behold the Grand Staircase that leads you to the rooms on the other floor of the grand residence. Designed by John Nash in his characteristic London theatrical style, the staircase features full-length portraits of important members of the Queen’s family, like her grandparents George III and Queen Charlotte, and her parents Duke and Duchess of Kent.

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Palace Garden

Just like the garden parties you must have seen in the English period dramas on-screen, wander around the same gardens that the Royal Family uses for celebrations and entertaining guests. The Queen’s Garden Parties held in the summer see around 24,000 guests welcomed into the lush greenery every year, with the 19th-century lake being one of the main attractions of the garden.

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Changing of the Queen’s Guard Ceremony

Witness the traditional ceremony of the change of guards with troops in red coats and bearskin hats, and watch them go about with bands and marching as the ceremony marks the detachment of one troop and the taking over of the other. Glimpse the spectacle and British pageantry, as guards march to the rhythm of the music of the bands, is a sight to behold.

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Treasures of the Palace

Delve into the stories that accompany the Treasures of the Palace in the form of antique furniture, objects, paintings and art pieces, and get to know what significance they hold in the larger regal scheme of things! The Marble Hall is the place to be if you want to engage your visual senses in the magnificent marble sculptures and stunning paintings.

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The Royal Mews

Experience what goes behind arranging the road transport for the royal family, right from the horse-and-carriage lavish ride to the cars that take them around town, as you see coachmen in liveries and chauffeurs in uniforms! Explore the Royal Mews, one of the finest working stables in the world. 

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The Queen’s Gallery

Discover The Queen’s very own exhibition of art pieces and paintings in the palace and know more about the aesthetic side of English monarchy. The ever-changing gallery features old paintings, antique furniture, decorative arts and a vast collection of fascinating photographs.

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The Clarence House

Designed and built by the renowned architect John Nash in 1825, The Clarence House was previously home to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother for almost five decades. Originally built for George III’s third son, the Duke of Clarence, this house survived enemy bombing during the Second World War. 

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Marble Hall

Engage your mythological interests in the Marble Hall, as you can look at many white marble statues of Greek and Roman gods and goddesses carved to perfection. One of the most famous sculptures of the hall is by the leading sculptor Canova, and it shows the Roman god of War - Mars, with Venus, the goddess of love, carved out of a single stone, which is a treat to the eyes.

Plan Your Visit To Buckingham Palace

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July to August: 

  • Opening Time: 9:30 AM
  • Last Admission: 5:15 PM
  • Closing Time: 7:30 PM

September to October:

  • Opening Time: 09:30 AM
  • Last Admission: 4:15 PM
  • Closing Time: 6:30 PM

Note: The State Rooms remain closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

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Address: London SW1A 1AA, United Kingdom

Find on the map

  • By Train: 
    Nearest train station: London Victoria or London Charing Cross.  
  • By Tube: 
    Nearest stations: Victoria, Green Park, St. James's Park and Hyde Park Corner.  
  • By Coach or Bus: Bus numbers 11, 211, C1 and C10.  
    Nearest station: Victoria Coach Station, a 10-minute walk from the Palace.
  • By Car: Distance from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Buckingham Palace: 17 miles.
    Nearest car parking: Victoria Car Park, Q-Park Victoria.
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  • Eating and drinking are not permitted inside Buckingham Palace. However, bottled water can be carried along with you. 
  • No photography and filming are allowed inside the State Rooms of the palace. The Palace Gardens, however, permit visitors to shoot for non-commercial purposes.
  • There is no formal dress code required while visiting the Palace.  
  • It is mandatory to prebook tickets for entering the palace and taking tours around the premises. 
  • It is recommended to arrive at the entry time printed on your ticket and not earlier. 
  • Pushchairs are not allowed to be taken inside State Rooms. They must be checked in and collected after your tour if you're carrying one. 
  • Only guide, hearing or assistance animals are permitted inside the Palace.
  • Each visitor passes through an airport-style security check.
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  • London Eye: Experience the London skyline like never before with a ride on the London Eye, a giant Ferris Wheel that will make you feel on top of the world, literally! The cantilevered observation wheel offers a 360-degree spectacular view of the city, as you can spot famous landmarks like Thames Rives, Buckingham Palace, etc.
  • Madame Tussauds: Spiral down the history with legends as you look at almost-real wax statues of your heroes in one of the most visited museums in London. Pose around and dine with famous stars and celebs of the world like Kate Winslet, Dua Lipa and even the Queen of England.
  • Westminster Abbey: Get lost in the medieval era as you explore the gothic architecture of Westminster Abbey,  a UNESCO Heritage Site, which houses a wide range of tombs, statues, and memorials.
  • St Paul’s Cathedral: Admire the iconic dome of St Paul’s Cathedral that dominates the skyline of London city, which is also the seat of the Bishop of London. With an architectural style inspired by the Neoclassical English Baroque style, the cathedral has a rich history as imposing as its facade.
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  • The suggested time you must allow to make the most of your visit is between 2 and 2½ hours, as there’s a lot to see and do at the Palace.
  • You are advised to wear comfortable shoes and clothes as you have to walk a long visitor route through the garden.
  • The Palace has made toilets and baby-care facilities available for the visitors at the entrance and in the garden.
  • On request, alternative arrangements can be made for visitors with disabilities.
  • While handbags and small backpacks are permitted inside the Palace premises, they must be carried by your side and not worn on your back during the visit.
  • Smoking and vaping, i.e. the use of electronic cigarettes are not permitted anywhere in Buckingham Palace or Gardens.
  • Visitors can enjoy guided tours using the free multimedia guides available at the start of the visit.

Frequently Asked Questions About Buckingham Palace Tickets

Q. Can I buy Buckingham Palace tickets online?

A. Yes, you can buy Buckingham Palace tickets online.

Q. What is the best way to buy Buckingham Palace tickets?

A. The best way to purchase Buckingham Palace tickets is to book them online. This way you get vouchers for great offers and can also reserve slots well in advance.

Q. Can I pre-book Buckingham Palace tickets?

A. Yes, you can book any date of your choice in advance, if you book your Buckingham Palace tickets online.

Q. Is it safe to visit Buckingham Palace post-COVID-19?

A. Yes. Buckingham Palace has taken up the necessary measures to ensure public safety at all times. 

Q. What is the cancellation policy for Buckingham Palace tickets?

A. While you can get a full refund on cancelling the entrance tickets up to 24h before the schedule, there are some tour tickets that can’t be cancelled. Please check the cancellation policy of the tickets before purchasing. 

Q. What is Buckingham Palace?

A. Buckingham Palace is the London royal residence. It is the administrative headquarters of the Bristish monarchy. 

Q. Where is Buckingham Palace located?

A. The address of Buckingham Palace is London SW1A 1AA, United Kingdom.

Q. What facilities are available in Buckingham Palace for visitors?

A. Buckingham Palace has made toilets and baby-care facilities available for the visitors at the entrance and in the garden.

Q. Does Buckingham Palace provide facilities for disabled visitors?

A. Alternative arrangements can be made for visitors with disabilities on request.

Q. Is photography allowed in Buckingham Palace?

A. No, photography is not allowed in Buckingham Palace. However, visitors are free to shoot in the Palace Gardens for non-commercial purposes.

Q. Does The Queen live in Buckingham Palace?

A. Yes, Buckingham Palace is the official residence of The Queen. 

Q. What are the major highlights of Buckingham Palace?

A. You can visit the State Rooms of the Palace, and admire the architecture of the palace which has intricately adorned furniture and fascinating ceramics, or take a walk around the palace gardens, which have breathtaking lush greenery for a refreshing promenade.