The iconic and beautiful royal residence of Buckingham Palace serves as both the office and London home of Her Majesty The Queen, as well as the administrative headquarters of the Royal Household. It is one of the only working royal palaces remaining in the world today and an absolute must-see on any trip to London.
What there is to see
The 19 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 and Canaletto; sculpture by Canova; exquisite examples of Sèvres porcelain; and some of the finest English and French furniture.
Buckingham Palace is the biggest working palace in the world and the epicentre of the British monarchy. With over 800 staff and 775 rooms, the palace and all who work in it support Her Majesty The Queen and her family in their day-to-day duties and activities.
Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen’s Wardrobe
This special exhibition for 2016 celebrates the significant occasion of The Queen’s 90th Birthday. To mark this important milestone, Buckingham Palace will display a selection of dresses, jewellery and accessories that chart significant points during Her Majesty’s life, from the 1920s right up to the 2010s, including the Queen’s actual wedding dress and the dress she wore during her Coronation.
Highlighting the Queen’s love of British couture and millinery, see pieces by such renowned designers as Sir Hardy Amies, Ian Thomas and Sir Norman Hartwell, created especially for the royal requirements. See items worn during The Queen’s childhood and wardrobes created for royal tours and State Visits.
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 tours are included in the admission price and are available in the following languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese.
- For safety reasons, pushchairs are not permitted in the State Rooms. They must be checked in and reclaimed at the exit. Baby-carriers are available for loan.
- A one-way system operates along the entire visitor route for safety reasons.
- Photography and filming (for private use only) and use of mobile phones are permitted in the Palace garden. Mobile phones must be switched off elsewhere on the visitor route.
- Please remember to take your Golden Tours voucher to the ticket office at Buckingham Palace on day of visit where it will be exchanged for an entrance ticket. Tickets cannot be amended or cancelled once booked.
- Clients that require mobility access must book by calling (+44) (0)20 7766 7324.
- Tickets purchased from Golden Tours cannot be converted into a 1-Year Pass
- Timed entry to Buckingham Palace
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drink, unless specified
Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1A 1AA.
Nearest Train Station:
Green Park, Victoria, Hyde Park Corner
Bus Routes: 11, 211, C1, C10
Golden Tours act as an official agent for these activities, as such you are subject to the terms and conditions of the supplier.