Learn the royal history of London – Buckingham Palace tickets included!
Buckingham Palace is the London residence of the reigning monarch of Britain, Queen Elizabeth II. Situated in the City of Westminster, the Palace is often a focal point at times of national celebration. Formerly known as Buckingham House, the Palace is rich in grandeur and history and is one of the most visited attractions in the world. Get your Buckingham Palace tickets to see the famous Palace and explore its lavish State Rooms.
Start your royal walking tour near the Palace and let your knowledgeable guide acquaint you with the neighbourhood. Get to know interesting facts about the local sights such as the Queen’s off licence, the Crown Estate and Prince Philip’s barber. Afterwards, take a stroll through the lovely St James Park. From there, you will see the Mall and bask in the glory of Clarence House, presently the home of Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall. During your walking tour, your guide will tell you fascinating stories about the Palace. Learn about its origins and the royals who lived there over the years. Enjoy all this and more with the royal walking tour and Buckingham Palace tickets.
Discover the secrets of the palace
The centre of Buckingham Palace was built in 1703 as a townhouse for the Duke of Buckingham. It was enlarged in the 19th century, and three wings were added around a central courtyard. The Palace became the monarch’s London residence after the succession of Queen Victoria in 1837. Although guides do not talk inside Buckingham Palace, they will regale you with accounts of the Royal Family from time to time. Your tour also includes an audio guide featuring nine languages, so you won’t miss out. Available languages include English, German, Spanish, French, Chinese, Japanese, Brazilian, Portuguese and Russian.
Witness masterpieces by legendary painters
As rich in art as it is in history, Buckingham Palace houses the world’s most extensive private art collection. Queen Elizabeth II currently owns the collection, and the Royal Collection Trust supervises it. It contains over one million items – more than 150,000 works on paper (includes 30,000 drawings and watercolours), 7,000 paintings and 450,000 photographs. The Queen owns some of the collection as an individual and others in right of the Crown.
Explore the nineteen luxurious State Rooms and witness an array of masterpieces. The Rooms are beautiful and works of art by renowned painters such as Canaletto, Rembrandt and Rubens only add to their splendour. The Rooms are open to the public during the Annual Summer Opening in August and September, when the Queen makes her annual trip to Scotland.
Buckingham Palace is open to the public from 29th July until 29th September this year. So, if you are set to take the tour, make sure you keep these dates in mind and plan your visit accordingly. Book the royal walking tour and Buckingham Palace tickets today to experience the magnificent palace and its splendid surroundings.
- Take a walking tour of royal London with an expert local guide
- Enjoy walking through the State Rooms and witness masterpieces by legendary painters like Rembrandt and Rubens
- Learn more about Buckingham Palace from your audio guide
- Expert local guide who will lead you on a walking tour prior to Palace entry
- Entrance ticket for Buckingham Palace
- Audio guide for Buckingham Palace
- Small groups of 25 people or fewer
This tour is available daily at 1:30 PM. Your guide will accompany you during the walking tour and help you gain access to the Palace and will meet up with you again when you exit the palace.
Getting your tickets
You will receive email confirmation shortly after booking. Please display your voucher on your mobile device along with some valid photo ID at the meeting point located at the Duke of York Column. A tour coordinator will be wearing a blue polo shirt or jacket at the meeting point and holding a sign with the tour name.
Please note that your tickets are only valid for the date and time selected at the time of booking.
How long will it take to explore Buckingham Palace?
Visits to Buckingham Palace last an average of two and a half hours.
You may cancel your tickets up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.