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Buckingham Palace tour: summer opening 2019

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The Throne Room at Buckingham Palace. Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017. Photo by Derry Moore
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Explore the lavish interiors of the Queen's official London residence, and one of the world's few remaining working royal palaces, at Buckingham Palace this summer. Read More


Visit the official London residence of the Queen, as Buckingham Palace opens its doors to the public every summer.

Explore the lavishly furnished State Rooms of one of the world's few remaining working royal palaces, and look out for some of the Royal Collection's greatest treasures on display.

Highlights of the Buckingham Palace summer opening include:

  • Paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens, Poussin and Canaletto
  • Sculpture by Canova and Chantrey
  • Exquisite examples of Sèvres porcelain
  • Some of the finest English and French furniture in the world

A selection of artworks line Buckingham Palace's State Rooms for the Prince and Patron exhibition

Every year, Buckingham Palace's summer opening features special exhibitions. The year 2019 marks 200 years since Queen Victoria's birth so a special exhibition tells the story of how the young queen transformed Buckingham Palace from a private house into a working royal residence. It's also the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death, so another special exhibition in the palace brings together more than 200 of the Renaissance master's greatest drawings in the Royal Collection, forming the largest exhibition of Leonardo's work in more than 65 years.

Check out the top 10 things to see at Buckingham Palace.

Buckingham Palace tour tickets

The summer opening of Buckingham Palace is extremely popular so booking tickets in advance is recommended. Entry is timed.


Child ticket (5 to 16 years old) £13.50 per ticket
Family ticket (2 adults and 3 children) £61.50 per ticket
Concession ticket £13.50 to £22.00 per ticket
Child ticket (under 5 years old) FREE
Adult ticket £24.00 per ticket

Venue Details & Map

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace
+44 (0)20 3123 7321
Public transport:
Tube/Rail: Victoria Tube: Victoria, Green Park, St James’s Park or Hyde Park Corner

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