Book a Buckingham Palace Tour
Buckingham Palace is open for tours during summer months. Summer opening dates are July 22, 2017 – October 1, 2017. You can book your visit online with Buckingham Palace.
Buckingham Palace has an excellent audio-guide system that you will use for your tour during the Summer Opening. If you are visiting Buckingham Palace in 2017 we could arrange the timing to combine your visit with a royal walking tour of the area. Learn more about other royal residences, the royal family and their lives in London. Alternatively consider combining your Buckingham Palace tour in the afternoon with a morning guided tour of close by Westminster Abbey. This makes a good addition to your own visit to the Palace and will ensure you make the most of your day in London.
Every year the Palace arranges a special exhibition to accompany the Summer Opening. The 2017 exhibition is Royal Gifts. This special exhibition at the Summer Opening tells the story of Her Majesty The Queen’s reign through a wide-ranging display of official gifts presented to Her Majesty during the past 65 years, representing a spectacular display of craftsmanship from across the globe.
The State Rooms contain furniture and artworks from the Royal Collection. This includes elegant French porcelain, paintings and marble sculpture from Italy. You may recognise some rooms as they are often used as the setting for official photographs of the Royal Family at celebrations such as baptisms and weddings. These rooms are where the Queen and her guests gather on ceremonial occasions. A chance to buy some souvenirs or even stop for a cup of tea. You will exit the Palace through the gardens where Her Majesty hosts garden parties every year.
A tour of Buckingham Palace is a great chance to learn more about the life of Her Majesty and the monarch’s official London residence. In addition combining this with a private Westminster walking tour of another site in the area can enhance your visit. Email me to find out more. Check the Buckingham Palace website for information on opening times and ticket options.