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Buckingham Palace & Royal Mews

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The Buckingham Palace State Rooms will be open to the public from 22 July to 1 October 2017. Tickets are also available to the Royal Mews.

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Buckingham Palace State Rooms

Buckingham Palace serves as both the office and London residence of Her Majesty the Queen. It is one of the few working royal palaces remaining in the world today.

In August and September, when the palace is not being used in its official capacity, visitors can enjoy the State Rooms, which form the heart of the working palace - nineteen rooms, lavishly furnished with the finest treasures from the Royal Collection, including paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens, Poussin and Canaletto and some of the finest English and French furniture.

Visitors end their tour with a walk along the south side of the Palace garden, which splendid views of the west front of the Palace and the famous lake.

The Royal Mews

The Royal Mews is the mews (or stables) of the British Royal Family, located in the grounds of Buckingham Palace.

Here you can see the Gold State Coach along with various horse-drawn carriages and motor cars, used for coronations, State Visits, royal weddings, the State Opening of Parliament and official engagements. For most of the year the stables are home to the working horses that play an important role in The Queen's official and ceremonial duties.


Buckingham Palace Opening Hours:

Open 22 July to 1 October
Tickets available Monday-Friday and Sunday (24 July - 29 September)

Buckingham Palace State Rooms operate a timed entry system and we've been allocated specific time slots.

Please note - once booked, tickets are not refundable and dates/times can not be changed. In order to enter the Buckingham Palace State Rooms, Royal Mews or Queen's Gallery you will require a printed copy of your ticket.

The Royal Mews Opening Hours:

Daily: 10.00am - 5.00pm (April to November)
Mon-Sat 10.00am - 4.00pm (December to March)
Last admission 45min before close
Closed during State Visits and Royal Events

The Royal Mews tickets can be used any time on the date indicated (during regular opening hours).

Tickets purchased directly from Royal Collection Trust can be converted into a 1-Year Pass if you are a UK Taxpayer and treat your ticket purchase as a donation. Tickets booked through this website or from other ticket agents are for single visits only.

Images from The Royal Collection © 2012 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Buckingham Palace, Photographer: Andrew Holt
Blue Drawing Room, Photographer: Peter Smith
Gold State Coach




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