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The State Rooms Buckingham Palace Tickets

The State Rooms of Buckingham Palace are where The Queen and Royal Family receive and entertain guests on ceremonial and official occasions.

State Rooms are only open for eight weeks while The Queen is not in residence during the summer. Please check available dates below and early booking is recommended

The State Rooms hold some of the finest treasures of the Royal Collection, from fine art and furniture to sculpture and porcelain. Visitors can also walk through the wildflower garden and on alternate days see the colourful pageantry of Changing the Guard.

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Why visit Buckingham Palace?

Although it’s used for many official events and receptions held by The Queen, you can actually visit Buckingham Palace and explore its famous State Rooms, which the Royal Family use for official entertaining and ceremonial occasions.

During your visit to Buckingham Palace, you’ll get to see some of the finest treasures from The Queen’s Royal Collection. This exquisite collection is made up of an array of treasures collected by Kings and Queens over the past 500 years, and contains some of the world’s finest art and furniture.

Royal Gifts

At the Summer Opening of the Palace in 2017, you’ll be able to explore the story of the Queen’s reign with a special exhibition, Royal Gifts. This exhibition displays a vast array of official gifts that have been presented to Her Majesty over the last 65 years, from world leaders representing every continent. You can see gifts from former South African President Nelson Mandela, former US President Ronald Reagan and Xi Jinping, current President of the People’s Republic of China. This exhibition is a breathtaking display of craftmanship from across the globe.

Buckingham Palace Facts:

• The palace has 760 windows, which are cleaned every 6 weeks
• It’s built on secret tunnels! These connect Buckingham Palace to neighbouring streets
• You can tell if the Queen is home if the Royal Standard flag is stood at the head of the palace; if she’s not there, you’ll see the Union Flag
• Buckingham Palace has its own swimming pool, cinema and post office
• More than 50,000 people visit the palace each year to attend The Queen’s banquets, dinners, garden parties and receptions

When is Buckingham Palace open for the public?

Summer opening times run from July 22nd to October 1st, but availability is limited, so make sure you book your tickets soon!

Why not combine your visit to Buckingham Palace with other famous attractions and activities in London such as Kensington Palace or Tower Of London.


Buckingham Palace serves as both the office and London residence of Her Majesty The Queen, as well as the administrative headquarters of the Royal Household. It is one of the few working royal palaces remaining in the world today. Today the Buckingham Palace State Rooms are used extensively by Her Majesty The Queen and Members of the Royal Family to receive and entertain their guests on State, ceremonial and official occasions. When The Queen makes her annual visit to Scotland, the Palace's nineteen state rooms are open to visitors.

What there is to see?
The Buckingham Palace State Rooms form the heart of the working palace and are lavishly furnished with some of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection - paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens, Poussin and Canaletto; sculpture by Canova; exquisite examples of Sèvres porcelain; and some of the finest English and French furniture.

The Garden
Described as a 'walled oasis in the middle of London', the Palace's garden is home to thirty different species of bird and more than 350 different wild flowers, some extremely rare. Visitors end their tour with a walk along the south side of the garden, with splendid views of the west front of the Palace and the famous lake.

Audio Guide
An audio guide is included in the ticket price and is available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Russian and Mandarin. There is also a family audio guide (in English only) and accompanying activity trail, suitable for children 7-11 years.

Changing of the Guard
The Changing of the Guard ceremony takes place at 11:30 daily from April until the end of July and on alternate days for the rest of the year, weather permitting. The new guards arrive at the forecourt of the Palace at 11:30 from Wellington Barracks. The journey takes about 5 minutes and the soldiers are accompanied by a band. The ceremony is conducted on the Palace forecourt and takes approximately forty minutes to complete.

[The Army have not yet released the schedule for July, August or September.]


Wheelchair Access
If you require wheelchair access or the use of the lift, you should not book with 365 Tickets.com and should pre-book tickets directly with Buckingham Palace.
Access booking line: 030 3123 7324 or email specialistsales@royalcollection.org.uk

 

 

Image Credits:

Image 1:  Photographer: Derry Moore, Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2013

Image 2 : Photographer: Peter Smith, Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2013

Image 3 : Photographer: Andrew Holt, Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2013

Image 4: Photographer: Derry Moore, Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2013


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Pat B 14 September 2017
verified customer

Absolutely beautiful and fascinating, a brilliant day out

Dennis S 13 September 2017
verified customer

enjoyed every moment, unforgettable experience, will be using 365 for my next visit, many thanks

Avril M 13 September 2017
verified customer

A most enjoyable interesting and well organised visit.

David D 12 September 2017
verified customer

Quite an amazing tour de force, such splendour and opulence. So pleased we were able to see some of the rooms in real life, rather than photographs of film clips.

Simon P 12 September 2017
verified customer

A well presented fascinating tour of the state rooms. Disappointed by lack of toilets and lack of colour in the gardens.

Sophie S 5 September 2017
verified customer

Excellent. Easy to book and use. Great experience.

Kimberly H 4 September 2017
verified customer

Brilliant tour

Janice T 30 August 2017
verified customer

It was beautiful

Elizabeth R 29 August 2017
verified customer

Very good service

Patricia W 25 August 2017
verified customer

This was a brilliant morning out. The staff were really helpful and friendly and it was a very interesting visit showing the history of the country as well as the royal family. It was great to have lunch there too in the gardens. Would definitely recommend it.