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London is synonymous with the British monarchy, the late-Queen Elizabeth and her city-centre home. One of the city’s most famous landmarks, Buckingham Palace, is a must-see if it’s your first time visiting London.
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Everything to know about visiting Buckingham Palace

If you're planning a trip to London, make a beeline for Buckingham Palace to tick off one of the top things to do in the city. While you can often only see the palace from the outside, it's an impressive sight surrounded by many more beautiful landmarks that make it a memorable stop.
The palace is open to visitors on select dates, where exclusive guided tours explore the State Rooms and Palace Garden.

Where is Buckingham Palace

Find Buckingham Palace in the City of Westminster, in Central London. It's nestled among Buckingham Palace Garden, Green Park and St James's Park.
The palace is a short walk from Victoria Station, served by Circle, District and Victoria line tubes. You can also get to Victoria on the Gatwick Express, Southern, Southeastern and Thameslink trains.
For a more memorable arrival, take the Bakerloo or Northern line to Charring Cross and walk to the palace along The Mall – the famous tree-lined road used for ceremonial events.

Visiting Buckingham Palace for a tour

If you're lucky enough to get a spot on a Buckingham Palace tour, you'll make a few memorable stops along the way.

  1. A guided tour of the State Rooms, where you'll explore the palace's opulent interiors and uncover centuries of royal history.
  2. The Queen's Gallery, where you can take in the palace's incredible art collection, showcasing works from the Royal Collection.
  3. The Royal Mews, where you can uncover the history of the royal family's carriages and the people who maintain them.
  4. The palace gardens, where you'll stroll through the lush gardens with their grand trees and manicured lawns.
  5. The Buckingham Palace Shop, to pick up a souvenir of your visit, from official palace merchandise to exclusive gifts.

The best things to do near Buckingham Palace

If you don't make it inside the palace, no problem! There are lots of unique things to do nearby.

Walk along The Mall

The Mall is one of the most famous roads in London, used for ceremonial events like the annual Trooping the Colour parade, which marked the Queen's official birthday celebrations. It's also a popular tourist destination with iconic landmarks, monuments and historic buildings.

Explore the Royal Parks

Buckingham Palace is nestled between St James's Park and Green Park. Enjoy a stroll to take in more of the beautiful area when you visit.
St James's Park sits at the southmost tip of the St James's area and has a long history as the oldest of the Royal Parks. It's home to monuments, statues, cafés and a children's playground.
Hyde Park borders Green Park to the west and St. James's to the east. It's another perfect place for a stroll or a sit after seeing Buckingham Palace.

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