Buckingham Palace Tour

What to see at Buckingham Palace.
There are plenty of exciting things to see and do at Buckingham Palace.

State Rooms

The Palace has an incredible 19 state rooms which are used to entertain visitors with lavish Banquets, speeches and famously the Pipers. The State rooms are beautifully furnished with treasures from the Royal Collection including paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens and Poussin as well classic furniture from England and France.

During the Queens annual visit to Balmoral in Scotland from August to September the State Rooms are opened to visitors and are laid out as they are during state visits.

A Royal Welcome exhibition

This special exhibition at the Palace for the Summer 2015 0pening will provide a unique insight into what goes into creating an official state visit to Buckingham Palace. What food is cooked in the Royal Kitchen? What porcelain and bed linens are to be used? Every detail is scrutinised and perfected by Royal staff at the Palace during visits by VIP guests such as Royal family members and foreign dignitaries.

The Garden

Known as the “walled oasis in the middle of London” Buckingham Palace’s garden is as stunning as the building with over 350 different species of wild flowers. The finale of a visit is a walk along the south side of the garden with views over the famous lake.

Buckingham Palace Opening Times

1st August - 27th September 2015
A typical visit takes around 2 hours.