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Buckingham Palace tour: summer opening 2018

The Throne Room at Buckingham Palace. Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017. Photo by Derry Moore

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Explore the lavish interiors of the Queen’s official London residence, and one of the world’s few remaining working royal palaces, at Buckingham Palace this summer.
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Visit the official London residence of the Queen, as Buckingham Palace opens its doors to the public every summer.

In 2018, Buckingham Palace is open to visitors from 21 July until 30 September.

Explore the lavishly furnished State Rooms of one of the world’s few remaining working royal palaces, and look out for some of the Royal Collection‘s greatest treasures on display.

Highlights of the Buckingham Palace summer opening include:

  • Paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens, Vermeer, Poussin, Canaletto and Claude
  • Sculpture by Canova and Chantrey
  • Exquisite examples of Sèvres porcelain
  • Some of the finest English and French furniture in the world

A selection of artworks line Buckingham Palace's State Rooms for the Prince and Patron exhibition

Every year, Buckingham Palace’s summer opening features a special exhibition. This year’s Prince and Patron exhibition celebrates the 70th birthday of CharlesPrince of Wales, with a special display of more than 100 artworks chosen by the prince. The items on display include paintings, decorative arts, furniture and textiles.

Check out the  top 10 things to see at Buckingham Palace .

Buckingham Palace tour tickets

The summer opening of Buckingham Palace is extremely popular so  booking tickets in advance is recommended. Entry is timed.


Child ticket (5 to 16 years old) £13.50 per ticket
Family ticket (2 adults and 3 children) £61.50 per ticket
Concession ticket £13.50 to £22.00 per ticket
Child ticket (under 5 years old) FREE
Adult ticket £24.00 per ticket


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Buckingham Palace

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Public transport:
Tube/Rail: Victoria
Tube: Victoria, Green Park, St James’s Park or Hyde Park Corner

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