For a limited time only, step inside the King's official London residence and Britain's most famous palace on this fantastic tour of the State Rooms at the heart of Buckingham Palace. Enjoy a multimedia tour around the lavishly decorated rooms adorned with priceless furniture, paintings and other articles. Learn about the history of the palace and the rooms that make up the State Rooms.
Add the option to visit the Royal Mews and see just what it takes to keep Britain's Royal Family on the move.
Operates Monday 17th July – Sunday 24th September 2023
Monday, Thursday and Friday at the following times: 10:15 am / 1:45 pm / 3:15 pm / 4:15 pm Saturday and Sunday at the following time: 1:45 pm
Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Closing times 2023: 17th July - 31st August 2023, Thursday to Monday, 7:30 pm 1st – 24th September 2023, Thursday to Monday, 6:30 pm
The State Rooms, Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace serves as the official London residence of His Majesty The King and is one of the few remaining working royal palaces in the world today.
Each summer, when the Palace is not being used in its official capacity, visitors can enjoy the 19 magnificent State Rooms that provide the setting for ceremonial occasions and official entertaining by members of the Royal Family. The rooms are furnished with many of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection, including paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens and Van Dyck, sculpture by Canova, exquisite examples of Sèvres porcelain, and some of the finest English and French furniture in the world.
Visitors to the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace will see the White Drawing Room, perhaps the most beautiful of all the State Rooms with its spectacular crystal chandelier, the Music Room, where guests are presented on the occasion of a State Visit, and the Throne Room, which was the setting for the formal photographs following the wedding of Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Wales.
NEW for 2023: Special Coronation display at Buckingham Palace
Visit Buckingham Palace this summer and be amazed by the magnificent outfits worn by King Charles III and Queen Camilla during their historic Coronation in 2023.
Step into the Ballroom to see our special Coronation display, including outfits worn at the Coronation, as well as historic vestments such as the Coronation Glove. The highlight of the display will be the outfits worn by Their Majesties as they departed from Westminster Abbey in the Gold State Coach and then appeared on the Buckingham Palace balcony to greet the crowds.
Get up close to the Robe of Estate worn by The King, which was also worn by his grandfather King George VI for his Coronation in 1937. Don’t miss the chance to take a closer look at Queen Camilla’s beautiful Coronation Dress and Robe of Estate. The Coronation display is included as part of a visit to the Summer Opening of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace.
Palace's Garden Café
Following a visit, the Palace's Garden Café offers the perfect location to enjoy a selection of light refreshments while taking in panoramic views of the lake across the lawn before visiting the Garden Shop.
The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace (optional extra)
The Royal Mews is one of the finest working stables anywhere in the world and home to the royal collection of historic coaches and carriages, and the Windsor Greys and Cleveland Bays, the horses that pull the carriages. To this day, the stables are still responsible for all road travel arrangements for His Majesty The King and other members of the Royal Family.
The Royal Mews has been the location of the sovereign’s road transport since 1760 when George III moved his carriage collection closer to his new home at Buckingham Palace – since then it has been updated by several monarchs in keeping with their changing transport needs.
Among the historic coaches and carriages on display are the spectacular Diamond Jubilee State Coach, and the Australian State Coach, which was given to Queen Elizabeth II as a gift from the Australian people, and even includes central heating!
The most dazzling of all is the Gold State Coach, which has been used at every coronation since that of George IV in 1821, and which played a starring role in the Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June 2022.
Families visiting the Royal Mews will love posing for a photo while sitting in a replica of Queen Victoria's Semi-State Landau carriage, dressing up as a footman in specially created livery, or even learning how to harness a horse!
A multilingual audio guide is included in your admission price
Please note, you will require a printed copy of your ticket
Please ensure that you have valid identification with you on the day
For groups of 15 or more please contact our group department: email@example.com to make a booking
Mobility Access at Buckingham Palace: Unfortunately we are unable to make bookings for guests wishing wheelchair or step free access. Bookings need to be made directly with Buckingham Palace
Operates 17th July – 24th September 2023 Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
Buckingham Palace State Rooms - Standard£32.00
For a limited time only, step inside the King's official London residence and Britain's most famous palace on this fantastic tour of the State Rooms at the heart of Buckingham Palace. Enjoy a multimedia tour around the lavishly decorated rooms adorned with priceless furniture, paintings and other articles. Learn about the history of the palace and the rooms that make up the State Rooms. Following a visit, the Palace's Garden Café offers the perfect location to enjoy a selection of light refreshments while taking in panoramic views of the lake across the lawn before visiting the Garden Shop.
Entrance to the State Rooms inside Buckingham Palace
Rare opportunity to visit the King's official London residence
Tour includes an audio multimedia guide
Explore the history of Britain's most famous palace
See important rooms, including the Throne Room and White Drawing Room
Be amazed by the magnificent outfits worn by King Charles III and Queen Camilla during their historic Coronation
Optional Extra: Entrance to the Royal Mews, one of the finest working stables in existence
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