Tickets for The State Rooms, Buckingham Palace

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The State Rooms
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Provider: Royal Collection Trust

Duration: 2h 30mins
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Audio guide: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
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Duration: 2h 30mins
Audio guide: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
Instant ticket delivery
Smartphone tickets accepted

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Entrance to the State Rooms of Buckingham Palace
Multimedia guide in 9 languages, a guide for families, an audio-descriptive tour for blind or partially-sighted visitors, or a video tour for deaf and hard-of-hearing visitors

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Access to other parts of Buckingham Palace
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Pick up your guidebook for Buckingham Palace and learn about its rich history through 80 illustrations covering history, the rooms, and the art works inside.

  • Enter the domain of British royalty with a tour of Buckingham Palace's 19 magnificent State Rooms
  • Explore The White Drawing Room, Throne Room, Ballroom, Picture Gallery, and more
  • Enjoy a spot of tea in the Garden Cafe and admire the royal landscaping across the lawns and flowerbeds

Buckingham Palace serves as the official London residence of His Majesty The King, and is one of the few remaining working royal palaces in the world today.

Each summer, when the palace is not being used in its official capacity, visitors can enjoy the 19 magnificent State Rooms that provide the setting for ceremonial occasions and official entertaining by members of the Royal Family.

The rooms are furnished with many of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection, including paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens, and Van Dyck; sculpture by Canova, exquisite examples of Sèvres porcelain, and some of the finest English and French furniture in the world.

Visitors to the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace will see the White Drawing Room, perhaps the most beautiful of all the State Rooms with its spectacular crystal chandelier, the Music Room, where guests are presented on the occasion of a State Visit, and the Throne Room, which was the setting for the formal photographs following the wedding of Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Wales.

Following a visit, the Palace's Garden Café offers the perfect location to enjoy a selection of light refreshments while taking in panoramic views of the lake across the lawn, before visiting the Garden Shop.

Insider tip

To supercharge your trip with even more quintessentially British tradition, time your visit with the iconic changing of the Royal Guard.

  • Please note that your smartphone voucher must be exchanged for paper tickets upon arrival
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before admission time
  • You'll be required to go through an airport-style security check
  • In order to speed this process up and reduce queuing times, please carry as few bags and items with you as possible
The State Rooms
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Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace Road, Westminster, SW1A 1AA, London
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3 reviews
Annalena,  Germany Germany
03 Aug 2018
It was an extraordinary experience to go through the state rooms knowing that members of the royal family live and work there. Even of there are a lot of visitors everything can be seen easily.
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maria isabel,  United Kingdom United Kingdom
05 Aug 2018
Una visita excelente por salones hermosos y muy interesantes. La oportunidad de disfrutar de fabulosas obras de arte y de apreciar la increíble arquitectura y decoraciones del palacio.
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Elizabeth,  United Kingdom United Kingdom
25 Aug 2022
Good but didn't know that if you don't use the official Buckingham Palace website you don't get a free ticket to use within one year
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