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Guided Tour

Changing of the Guard: Guided Tour

Available Sunday, 25 Feb
  • Duration: 1h 30mins
  • Live guide in English
  • Group of max. 20 people

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Tickets Overview

  • See one of the few working palaces in the world

  • Multiple tour options – guided, self-guided, audio, interactive

  • Visit the residence of British royalty

  • Open to visitors during the summer months – purchase these limited-time tickets in advance

  • The palace's central location makes it easy to visit other attractions around London

Since Buckingham Palace is only open to visitors during the summer months, you can imagine tickets can be difficult to come by.

Booking Buckingham Palace tickets in advance is nearly always required, not only to avoid the crowded lines, but to ensure access to the King's private residence on your schedule.

Buckingham Palace tickets include:

  • Combined admission tickets with Windsor Castle, the Royal Mews or the Queen's Gallery

  • Access to the State Rooms – lavishly decorated public rooms in Buckingham Palace for important royal events

  • Watch the "Changing of the Guard", a royal ritual, on a guided tour of Buckingham Palace

  • A visit typically takes between 1.5 and 2.5 hours

  • The State Rooms of Buckingham Palace are only open to visitors during the summer months, from July to the beginning of October

  • Opening hours are Thursday to Monday, from 09:00 to 17:45

  • Tickets are on a timed-entry system – don't be late!

  • The best time to visit is during the summer when the palace is open and the gardens are in bloom

  • Evening tours are available with a private booking

  • Buckingham Palace is wheelchair accessible (and companions can get in for free)

  • You won't catch a glimpse of the King on your tour – he is not in residence during the summer

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salina,  United States United States
08 Jan 2024
Brandon was very knowledgeable and a great guide! Would highly recommend. He was funny and also pointed out all the spots with good information. He showed us where great picture spots were and...
Brandon was very knowledgeable and a great guide! Would highly recommend. He was funny and also pointed out all the spots with good information. He showed us where great picture spots were and even took pictures of/for couples
London's Palaces & Parliament Tour (See Over 20+ London Top Sights)
Cheryl,  United States United States
12 Dec 2023
Great tour! Nicholas was a terrific guide - very knowledgeable, friendly, funny. Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who is trying to get the “lay of the land” of London.
London's Palaces & Parliament Tour (See Over 20+ London Top Sights)
Ruslan,  Canada Canada
15 Dec 2023
Amazing tour that keeps you captivated and interested all the way. Rachel was an amazing guide who loves her job and is knowledgeable about history. Very positive experience.
Changing of the Guard: Walking Tour

About: Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is the reigning monarch's administrative headquarters and certain parts, such as the Queen's Gallery, are open to the public. This royal residence is located in Westminster and is easily reached by bus, train, car, or private jet (if you're the king).

Tour Running Time
Friday 09:15 - 18:30
Saturday 09:15 - 18:30
Sunday 09:15 - 18:30
Monday 09:15 - 18:30
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 09:15 - 18:30
Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
Friday 10:00 - 17:30
Saturday 10:00 - 17:30
Sunday 10:00 - 17:30
Monday 10:00 - 17:30
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 10:00 - 17:30
Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace Road, Westminster, SW1A 1AA, London
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