Buckingham Palace and Royal London Walking Tour

Activity code: BPRLW

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Highlights

  • Visit one of the world’s most famous palaces – Buckingham Palace
  • Venture through the royal State Rooms, the Ballroom, Throne room and much more
  • Enjoy multimedia commentary throughout your royal adventure
  • Explore royal London by foot on our Royal Walking Tour through the capital
  • Led by a knowledgeable guide throughout your walking tour

Description

Buckingham Palace

Embark on a royal adventure as you visit the Queen’s official London residence, Buckingham Palace. With a multimedia guide included in your visit, venture through the lavish State Rooms and see incredible masterpieces in the Royal Collection from renowned artists such as Rembrandt, Rubens and Canaletto. You’ll also explore the exuberant Throne Room, the exquisite Ballroom and the picturesque palace gardens.

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022

This summer, The State Rooms will display a series of official portraits by Dorothy Wilding taken shortly after The Queen’s Accession to the throne in 1952. These portraits later inspired The Queen’s image on postage stamps and in British embassies across the world until 1971. The exhibition will also feature The Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara – a gift to Princess Victoria Mary of Teck, on her marriage to the future King George V in 1893.

Royal Walk

Enjoy a leisurely, majestic stroll through the capital visiting several spectacular sites the British Royals are known for.

In this two-hour walking tour, discover the magnificent St James’ Palace which was commissioned by the notorious Henry VIII and now the London residence of Princesses Anne, Beatrice and Alexandra. You’ll of course also visit Buckingham Palace and watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony (when available).

Your expert guide will showcase the famous shops, clubs and churches with a royal history including the Queen’s favourite off-licence and the lucky barber who used to cut Prince Philip’s hair. Did you know that The Queen Mother and Sir Winston Church both bought their cigarettes and cigars from the same tobacconists? This tour features a host of unusual facts and is the perfect way to introduce yourself to the Royal Family.

Other highlights include learning about the history of cream teas at the iconic Fortnum and Mason, seeing the Horse Guards and integral parts of the Crown Estate and visiting Jermyn Street to find out more about Royal Warrants.

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Additional Information

What's Included in the tour

  • Timed entry to Buckingham Palace
  • Multimedia guide at the Palace
  • Royal Walking Tour
  • Professional guide for the Walking Tour

What's Excluded in the tour

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and beverages
Please Note:
  • On the day of your tour, meet your Golden Tours representative at Leicester Square - 11a Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EP.
  • A printed copy of the voucher will be needed.
  • Please remember to take your Golden Tours voucher to the ticket office at Buckingham Palace on the day of visit where it will be exchanged for an entrance ticket. Tickets cannot be amended or cancelled once booked.
  • Wheelchair users must contact [email protected] in advance so the palace can be advised. Wheelchair access is subject to availability.
  • A security check will take place before palace entry. 
  • 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.
  • Eating, drinking and photography are not permitted inside Buckingham Palace. Bottled water is allowed. 
  • Bicycles, folding bikes, scooters, roller-skates or skateboards and bags larger than 45cm x 20cm x 30cm cannot be taken into the palace.
  • Tickets purchased from Golden Tours cannot be converted into a 1-Year Pass.
Schedule

The Royal Walking Tour: Thursday to Monday from 22nd July to 2nd Oct
Meeting Time: 10:00am
Departure Point: Leicester Square - 11a Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EP
Nearest Underground Station: Leicester Square Station

Entry to Buckingham Palace: 12:30pm