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Buckingham Palace tour: summer opening 2020

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The Throne Room at Buckingham Palace. Image courtesy of The Royal Collection and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Photo credit: Derry Moore.
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Book tickets to visit the official London residence of the Queen, which is only open to the public during the summer months.

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:

  • The 19 beautifully-decorated State Rooms, used for receiving guests and official functions
  • The Throne Room - often used as a backdrop for royal wedding photos
  • The magnificent Grand Staircase
  • The special exhibition for 2020 - Royal Animals
  • Fine art, including works by Canaletto, Rembrandt and Vermeer
  • A multimedia tour introduced by Prince Charles

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

Buckingham Palace tour tickets

The summer opening of Buckingham Palace is extremely popular so booking tickets in advance is recommended. You can also book Buckingham Palace tour packages, combining your visit with an afternoon tea, a tour of royal London, or a day trip to another location, such as Windsor Castle.

Does the Queen live at Buckingham Palace?

Yes, Buckingham Palace is the Queen's residence in London. She has other residences, including Windsor Castle (which you can also visit), Sandringham House and Balmoral.

When can I visit Buckingham Palace?

Buckingham Palace is open to the public during the summer months when the Queen is not in residence, usually between July and September. If it’s out of season, take a look at London's other royal attractions.

Where is Buckingham Palace?

Buckingham Palace is located in central London. The closest Tube stations are Victoria, Green Park and Hyde Park Corner. Several buses also stop nearby. If you are arriving by coach, Victoria Coach Station is only a 10-minute walk away.

Are the Royal Mews and The Queen’s Gallery part of Buckingham Palace?

Both the Royal Mews and The Queen’s Gallery are part of the Buckingham Palace site, but have their own visitor entrances and so can be visited separately, or as part of a combined ticket. Both venues are open for most of the year, including when the palace itself is closed.

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Prices

Child ticket (5 to 16 years old) £14.00 per ticket
Concession ticket £22.80 per ticket
Adult ticket £25.00 per ticket

Venue Details & Map

Buckingham Palace

Address
Buckingham Palace, Westminster
London
SW1A 1AA
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 3123 7321
Email
Public transport:
Tube/Rail: Victoria Tube: Victoria, Green Park, St James’s Park or Hyde Park Corner

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