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Buckingham Palace

London underground station Green Park. Piccadilly, Jubilee & Victoria Line, Zone 1

Opening times:
Usually you can have a look at the outside of the palace every day, a visit of the royal premises is only possible during summer and autumn on certain days, in the year 2023 from 14th of July till the 24th of September. (link with details at the end of the page)

All fans of the royals, who would like to have a tour through some of the magnificent rooms inside, should schedule their London Trip for summer time and book their tickets online and on time.

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Visitor Information:

Which areas of the Buckingham Palace are open for tours?

Unfortunately most time of the year the premises of the palace are not open for the public. A part of it, the State Rooms, are usually only open to visitors on certain days from around mid of July to end of September. During the rest of the year the State Rooms are used for official reception in the palace. The entrance with a multimedia guide costs about 33.00 £ and can be booked online in advance. If you are interested in a tour, you should book tickets on time because there is only a limited number of tickets available, and they are quickly sold out. At the booking you have to specify the exact day and time of your visit. If you are a garden enthusiast then you should take the opportunity and add to your ticket through the State Rooms a guided tour through the impressive palace gardens.

Two museums, which are open nearly throughout the whole year, are located on the grounds of the Buckingham Palace in London. The Queen's Gallery presents different artworks from the Royal Collection. The exhibition objects change every couple of months and are usually thematically composed. The Royal Mews takes care of the road transportation for the Royal Family. At a visit you have the chance to see magnificent historical carriages, some limousines, the stables of the horses and other related things.

The Changing of the Guard in front of the Buckingham Palace is the event which attracts most of the visitors to this sight. Do not miss this complimentary possibility to experience live English tradition. More information at:

Buckingham Palace Facts:

Start of construction: 1826
Royal residence since: 1837

Building width at the front: 108 m
Building length: 120 m
Number of rooms: 775

More than 50,000 guests visit the palace every year during different events like banquets, dinners and garden parties. The Ballroom is the largest room in the Buckingham Palace with a length of 36.6 m, a width of 18 m and a height of 13.5 m.

Links with the respective opening times and ticket prices:
State Rooms   
Queen's Gallery   
Royal Mews

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