Buckingham Palace is both the official home of the Royal Family and the venue for formal state events. It's located in Westminster near three royal parks, i.e. Green Park, St James's Park and Hyde Park.

Buckingham Palace was completed in 1703, but the now recognisable facade was build between 1847 and 1850 as part of an extension. Buckingham Palace is located in Westminster near three parks, name Green Park, St James’s Park and Hyde Park.

You can visit the palace from July to September as well as specific days in spring and winter. There are two types of tickets: The State Rooms and Royal Day Out, the latter of which also includes Royal Mews and The Queen’s Gallery. The tour in the palace consists of the following rooms:

  • The Green Drawing Room
  • The Throne Room
  • The Picture Gallery
  • The Ballroom
  • The State Dining Room
  • The White Drawing Room
  • The Bow Room

The area in front of Buckingham Palace is a popular place to visit throughout the year. Changing the Guard happens daily during the summer at 11 o’clock and otherwise four times a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday).

Virtual tours

Buckingham Palace has a virtual tour available. It covers the Grand Staircase and three rooms, the White Drawing Room, the Throne Room and the Blue Drawing Room in great detail.

Getting there

The Green Park station is only a few minutes walking distance away.


Next to the palace are two Royal Parks, namely Green Park and St James's Park, the latter of which we highly recommend you visit. Horse Guards Parade is on the other side of St James's Park, as is the Churchill War Rooms.