The Buckingham Palace State Rooms will be open to the public from 25 July to 4 October 2020. Tickets are also available to the Royal Mews and Queen's Gallery.
Buckingham Palace is only open to the public for a couple of month each year. Availability is limited and the palace operates a timed entry system in 15 minute time slots. Pre-booking is strongly recommended!
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.
During the summer the Garden Café is open, letting you have a sit down while overlooking the Palace’s famous lawn and lake. The café offers a selection of refreshments, including tea, coffee, juice and a choice of cakes and sandwiches.
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.
Visit a space dedicated to the Royal Collection, one of the world's largest and most significant art collections put together by British Kings and Queens over hundreds of years.
One of the last great European royal collections still intact, this expansive collection - owned by Elizabeth II - is made up of over a million items. Arguably one of the most magnificent British monarchs, George IV built an exceptional art collection, much of which is within the Royal Collection today. View the paintings, metalwork, textiles, furniture, watercolours, books and ceramics created by the finest artists of the day.
Tickets are booked through Evan Evans Tours.
Buckingham Palace Opening Hours:
Open 25 July to 4 October 2020
Tickets available Monday-Friday and Sunday (27 July - 4 October)
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.
There is a lot to see and do at Buckingham Palace, so please allow enough time to make the most of your visit. We suggest between 2 and 2½ hours. You are advised to wear comfortable shoes, as the visitor route includes a half-mile walk through the garden to the exit. There is no formal dress code required to enter the Palace.
The Royal Mews Opening Hours:
Daily: 10.00am - 5.00pm (April to October)
Mon-Sat 10.00am - 4.00pm (February, March and November)
Last admission 45min before close
Closed December and January, closed Sundays in February, March and November, and during State Visits and Royal Events
The Royal Mews tickets can be used any time on the date indicated (during regular opening hours, excl 20 July-29 Sep).
The Queen's Gallery Opening Hours:
Daily: 10.00am - 5.30pm (All Year)
9.30am - 5.30pm (during Buckingham Palace Summer Opening)
Last admission 1h15min before close
The Queens Gallery is closed on Easter Sunday, 25-26 December and during State Visits. The Gallery is subject to additional last-minute closures. Please double-check before you visit
Tickets purchased through this website 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