Buckingham Palace
Black metal fence at the entrance to the Buckingham Palace in London, UK
Black metal fence at the entrance to the Buckingham Palace in London, UK

Buckingham Palace Tours and Tickets

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Buckingham Palace has served as the official London residence and administrative office of the British royal family since the 19th century and is one of the few remaining working royal palaces in the world. Public access to the interiors is limited to the summer, but it’s worthwhile for those who arrange a visit.

  • Westminster, London, Greater London, SW1A 1AA

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Carol_C, Sep 2023
Great Use of Time!
This was an excellent, well-organized tour including both Windsor and Buckingham Palaces. Our guide was Toby and we could not always hear his commentary. From the beginning he explained that he would speak to one end of the group and repeat his remarks to the other end of the group. However, we felt that that he and we would have benefitted from an audio/headset arrangement so that we could fully appreciate the history and significance of each site.
Dennis_P, Sep 2023
Gorgeous interiors with lots of history
Always wanted to see the inside of Windsor and Buckingham. Both places did not disappoint. Gorgeous interiors with great history behind each one. Afternoon tea at Buckingham Palace cafe was one of the highlights.
Vidas_C, Nov 2023
Nice experience
Very knowledgeable and flexible. Small group made it much easier too. Also guide was able to speak in several languages
Veronica_S, Oct 2023
Excellent guide
Marina was great! Very professional very fun and very knowledgeable. She took us to the off beaten path, and also to the changing of the guards, where it was not extremely crowded
Frequently Asked Questions
Q:Should I book Buckingham Palace tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Buckingham Palace can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
Q:How much does it cost to visit Buckingham Palace 2024?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Buckingham Palace costs USD 41.10. Guided Buckingham Palace tours start around USD 41.10 per person.
People Also Ask
Q:Is touring Buckingham Palace worth it?
A:Yes, touring Buckingham Palace—one of the most recognized palaces in the world—is absolutely worth it. Self-guided tours are available in summer, while guided tours are available in fall/winter, when the palace is otherwise closed to the public. Both tour options will get you a look at the fabulous State Rooms, gardens, and more.
Q:How much do Buckingham Palace tickets cost?
A:Self-guided tours of Buckingham Palace—which concentrate on the Throne Room and 19 State Rooms—range from £19.50 to £30 for adults, and £16.50 for children over five years of age (children under five get in for free). Guided tours are £90 per person. All tickets regularly sell out and should be booked in advance.
Q:During which months is Buckingham Palace open to the public?
A:Buckingham Palace is open to the public for self-guided tours from mid-July through mid-September; tours run only on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. That being said, guided tours are offered from November through February, Thursdays through Mondays. Hours are typically around 9:30am to 6:30pm or 7:30pm, depending on the season. Tickets are always a must.
Q:How long does the Buckingham Palace tour take?
A:Guided tours of Buckingham Palace take around 90 minutes. Self-guided tours allow you to explore at your leisure—you’ll have access to 19 State Rooms, the Throne Room (where royal wedding photos are taken), the Grand Staircase, and, of course, all the fine art lining the walls, from Rembrandt to Rubens.
Q:Can you walk around Buckingham Palace for free?
A:No, you cannot walk around Buckingham Palace for free. However, witnessing the Changing of the Guard outside the Palace is free—it takes place at 11:30am every morning during summer and every other morning during winter. To see the palace’s interior, tickets cost £19.50 to £30 for adults, and £16.50 for children over five.
Q:Where is the entrance to the Buckingham Palace tour?
A:The entrance for the Buckingham Palace tour is next to the Queen’s Gallery. If you walk straight up Buckingham Palace Road, it will be on the left-hand side. If you see a long queue forming, unfortunately, that’s probably the one you need to join. Don’t worry—visitors get let in according to their ticket time.