The State Rooms of the Palace are open for visitors to visit throughout the ‘Annual Summer Opening’ in August and September. The rooms are lavishly furnished with some of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection. This includes wonderful paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens, Vermeer, Poussin, Canaletto and Claude.
There are sculptures by Canova and Chantrey; exquisite examples of Sèvres porcelain, and some of the finest English and French furniture in the world.
Tours around Buckingham Palace can be combined with trips to The Queen's Gallery, which reopened in May 2002. The nearby Royal Mews is open throughout the year.
Entrance to the palace is by timed ticket with entry every 15 minutes throughout the day. Tickets are valid only on the date and at the entrance time specified on the ticket. Unfortunately, latecomers cannot be admitted.
Due to the architectural limitations of the building, it is not possible to admit wheelchair-users through the same entrance as the rest of the group. A separate entrance and special facilities are provided. If there is any wheelchair needs within your party you should inform the specialist sales team of your requirements.
This tour of the famous garden at Buckingham Palace begins visit with an introductory talk inside the Palace. Following the talk, enjoy a tour of the garden in the company of an expert guide.
Highlights of the garden tour include the beautiful Herbaceous Border, the wisteria-clad summer house and Rose Garden, the enormous Waterloo Vase and the Palace tennis court, where King George VI and Fred Perry played in the 1930s.
The 39-acre garden has always played an important role in the private and public lives of the royal family, and is today the setting for The Queen’s Garden Parties.
Described as ‘a walled oasis in the middle of London’, it boasts more than 350 types of wild flower, over 200 trees and a three-acre lake.