Buckingham Palace State Rooms Tickets

Book tickets for Buckingham Palace State Rooms


Buckingham Palace is the official London residence of Her Majesty The Queen and serves as both home and office. It has 775 rooms including 19 State rooms, 52 Royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms. For two months each summer when The Queen makes her annual visit to Scotland, the nineteen State Rooms of Buckingham Palace are open to the public.

Today the State Rooms are used extensively by the Queen and members of the Royal Family to receive and entertain their guests on State, ceremonial and official occasions. They form the heart of the working palace and are lavishly furnished with some of the finest treasures from the Royal Collection - paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens, Vermeer, Poussin and Canaletto; sculpture by Canova; exquisite examples of Sèvres porcelain, and some of the finest English and French furniture in the world.

A complimentary audio tour provides a lively introduction to centuries of royal history and includes interviews with Royal Household staff about the working Palace and the works of art on display. Visitors can also enjoy a walk in the palace's 39-acre garden which is an oasis for wildlife and offers superb views of the west front of the Palace and the 19th-century lake.

Buckingham Palace

Opening Times

9.30am until 6.30pm every day.

Buckingham Palace operates a timed-ticket system, with admission every 15 minutes throughout the day. Admission to the special exhibition is included in the general admission price. Last admission is at 4.15pm. A typical visit lasts between 2 and 2½ hours .

Visitors to the State Rooms should enter through the Ambassadors Entrance. Latecomers will not be admitted.

Nearest Tube: Green Park
Nearest Rail: Victoria
Bus Routes: 11, 211, 239, C1, C10

Due to architectural limitations, it is not possible to admit wheelchair users through the main entrance. A separate entrance is provided for visitors requiring special access.