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Buckingham Palace Entrance Ticket with Royal London Walking Tour

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Greater London, United Kingdom

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 9 more

Overview

Because of a brief 2-month opening season, the demand for tickets to the State Apartments at Buckingham Palace is exorbitantly high. Guarantee your glimpse into the lives of the royal family with this Buckingham Palace entrance ticket, which includes a royal London walking tour. Following a walking tour of royal London monuments including St. James’ Park and The Mall, you have the rare opportunity to head inside Buckingham Palace and see lavish chambers belonging to Her Majesty the Queen. Plus, you can also upgrade to add an English afternoon tea experience including dainty finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream, and homemade preserves.
  • Guarantee entry to the State Apartments, only open for two months per year
  • Catch a glimpse into the life of Her Majesty the Queen
  • Admire lavish apartments decorated with sumptuous furnishings
  • Tick off royal highlights including St. James’ Park, The Mall, and St. James’ Palace on a walking tour
  • Upgrade your tour for the Afternoon Tea option at an elegant venue and learn all about England’s famous tradition
Expert local guide
Guided walking tour
Audio guide for Buckingham Palace
Entrance ticket for Buckingham Palace
Headsets where appropriate
Gratuities
Hotel pick-up/drop-off

Departure Point

Duke of York Column, St. James's, London SW1Y 5AJ, UK

Departure Time

1:30 PM

Return Details

Spur Road, Spur Rd, London SW1A 1AA, UK
Your regal tour begins at the Duke of York Column, located on St. James’, where you greet your guide and embark on a walking tour of London’s royal monuments.

During the stroll to your first site, your guide provides history-rich commentary that offers insight into the British monarchy’s illustrious reign. Stop at St. James’ Palace, which has played host to iconic royals including Princess Diana and Anne Boleyn, before you continue into St. James’ Park—a green lung formerly home to the Royal Zoo.

Stroll down The Mall, designed to represent a giant red carpet leading to Buckingham Palace, and pass by the home of Princes Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, Clarence House.

Then, approach the gates of Buckingham Palace, arguably the world’s most famous royal residence. Open for only two months a year, the opportunity to visit the State Apartments is a rare and exciting experience.

With an audio guide to direct your exploration, delve into the lavish chambers of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II: marvel at the opulent décor and admire rooms swathed in sumptuous upholstery, chandeliers, and priceless art. See, too, important pieces from the royal collection such as Sèvres porcelain and some of the finest English and French furniture in the world.

Please note that if you chose the Afternoon Tea upgrade option, you leave the palace and join back up with your host. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the beautiful St. James’s Park to an elegant venue, where you enjoy afternoon tea. On arrival, the staff presents you with a delectable spread of dainty finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream, and homemade preserves, freshly made cakes, and pastries, and a selection of tea. 
Itinerary
Pass By:  
St. James's Park
Your regal tour begins at the Duke of York Column, located on St. James’, where you’ll greet your guide and embark on a walking tour of London’s royal monuments. During the stroll to your first site, your guide provides history-rich commentary that offers insight into the British monarchy’s illustrious reign. Stop at St. James’ Palace, which has played host to iconic royals including Princess Diana and Anne Boleyn, before you continue into St. James’ Park — a green lung formerly home to the Royal Zoo. Stroll down The Mall, designed to represent a giant red carpet leading to Buckingham Palace, and pass by the home of Princes Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, Clarence House.
Stop At:  
Buckingham Palace
Then, approach the gates of Buckingham Palace, arguably the world’s most famous royal residence. Open for only two months a year, the opportunity to visit the State Apartments is a rare and exciting experience. With an audio guide to direct your exploration, you’ll delve into the lavish chambers of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II: marvel at the opulent décor and admire rooms swathed in sumptuous upholstery, chandeliers, and priceless art. See, too, important pieces from the royal collection such as Sèvres porcelain and some of the finest English and French furniture in the world. Please note that if you chose the Afternoon Tea upgrade option, you'll leave the palace and join back up with your host. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the beautiful St. James’s Park to an elegant venue, where you’ll enjoy afternoon tea. On arrival, the staff present you with a delectable spread of dainty finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream, and homemade preserves, freshly made cakes and pastries, and a selection of tea.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance
  • Unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages
  • Photography is not permitted within Buckingham Palace but is allowed within the gardens
  • This tour involves a reasonable amount of walking, and stairs.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Buckingham Palace Entrance Ticket with Royal London Walking Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers.

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Traveler Tips


  • "It says no backpacks, but they allow small ones like day packs in." See review
  • "This is at your own pace but plan on 1/12 to 2 hours." See review

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Navigate565572
, Aug 2019
We definitely needed better, more explicit directions on the location of where to meet the tour guide. We had never been to London and were not at all knowledgeable of the meeting place landmark. We walked around forever trying to find it, and the police around the palace working had no idea where it was either! Once we found it, enjoyed the guided tour.
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Amazing tour
mikewilliams1225
, Jul 2018
The walking tour was very informative. We walked down tha Mall, and our guide talked about the different places along it. She allowed time for us to stop and take photos. The palace was amazing. It says no backpacks, but they allow small ones like day packs in.
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Loved this tour, started at the far...
Deanna M
, Oct 2017
Loved this tour, started at the far end of St James Park and our guide gave us a historical lesson as we walked toward Buckingham Palace. NOTE - If you use HEARING AIDS, let the company know in advance and they will have over the ear headsets for you, otherwise they are the ear plug ones. This is how she communicated her dialogue with you. Also, sort of notice what your fellow group members are wearing so you dont go astray as there are many groups out. Once at the Palace you go in a seperate entrance and your guide leaves you. You are then given an audio/video player that walks you through the rooms and describes them. This is at your own pace but plan on 1/12 to 2 hours. You are not allowed photography inside so youll want to stop by the the gift shop and get the official guide book.
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Enjoyed this a lot. Our guide talked...
barcat
, Oct 2017
Enjoyed this a lot. Our guide talked constantly about royal history on the walk up the Mall to the palace and made our entrance painless. Really enjoyed seeing the inside of the palace. Highly recommend when available.
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The walking tour at the beginning of...
Juan d
, Sep 2017
The walking tour at the beginning of the Buckingham palace tour was very informative. It set the tone of the entire palace tour. It is a must see experience.
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Loved loved loved it all. How awesome...
debquinlan
, Sep 2017
Loved loved loved it all. How awesome to go inside Buckingham Palace. I had to pinch myself.
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We loved our walking tour guide...
LORI R
, Aug 2017
We loved our walking tour guide, Joshua. He provided informative and fun facts on our way to the Palace. Gave us plenty of time for photo ops in several spots along the way. At the Palace, it was great skipping the line and moving right into the security check area. josh made sure we all were safely inside before leaving us to the Palace tour. The self guided tour of the Palace was good. Of course very crowded but we never felt hurried along, it really is at your own pace. I'd recommend this tour to anyone wanting to see inside Buckingham Palace.
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this was a great tour. We had a...
Suzanne.lodovico
, Aug 2017
this was a great tour. We had a excellent guide named Robert that was fun and very engaging. The actual meeting place for the start of the tour was a little confusing but understand now why we had to start at the top of the park to get it all in for the walking tour. We did not sign up for the tea and I am glad that I didn't because it would have only allotted an hour in the palace and we spent a good 2 1/2 hours in the palace which was definitely needed. Loved the hand held audio guides, very modern.
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The Walking Tour was a waste of...
William H
, Jul 2017
The Walking Tour was a waste of money and time. I would definitely recommend buying your tickets directly from Buckingham Palace.
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Allow yourself time to get through...
Wilma M
, Jul 2017
Allow yourself time to get through the entry point. This can be slow. Once inside there is ample space to move around and view everything. The presentation is amazing. The audio covers all areas of the palace with enough detail. Toilets are rare. Leave enough time to enjoy the gardens.

Product code: 6295P28

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