Buckingham Palace is one of the most photographed London attractions and the permanent residence of Queen Elizabeth II. When the Royal Family are away on their summer trip to Scotland the doors are opened for visitors to have a glimpse into the splendour of the state apartments.
End of July to end of September, open daily
July 21st to August 31st - 9.30am to 7pm
September 1st to September 30th - 9.30am to 6pm
Last admission one hour before closing
Westminster, London SW1A 1AA, UK
The easiest way to get to Buckingham Palace is by Tube. There are three stations all within 6 or 7min walking distance of Victoria Palace, Green Park, and St James's Park. Victoria also has a mainline railway station with connections to the rest of the London Underground and train network. If you're cycling, pick up a bike from any of the city's docking stations and leave it at the docking station in Buckingham Gate before entering the Palace. Driving is not recommended; parking options are limited and the London Congestion Charge applies in this area.