The State Rooms at the heart of Buckingham Palace provide the setting for ceremonial occasions and official entertaining.
Here the Queen welcomes guests from all walks of life.
The rooms predominantly reflect the taste of George IV, who commissioned the architect John Nash to transform what had previously been known as Buckingham House into a Grand Palace.
Today they are furnished with many great treasures from the Royal Collection. You can see paintings by Vermeer and Canaletto, sculpture by Canova, exquisite Sevres porcelain and some of the finest English and French furniture in the world, with many works still in the historic settings for which they were originally acquired.
At the end of a visit to the State Rooms, the popular Garden Café is the perfect place for groups to gather and enjoy views of the lake across the Palace lawn.
All bookings once confirmed are 100% non-refundable and non-exchangeable.
For Safety reasons you may be required to deposit all baggage (including hand baggage) and any other items at the discretion brought into the Residence in the security cloakroom designated for this purpose.
Pre-booking is required for wheelchair access.
The State Rooms of Buckingham Palace are fully accessible and we welcome visitors with different access requirements. Visitors can use their own wheelchairs provided they are compatible with the lifts inside Buckingham Palace. The lifts measure 148cm in depth by 84cm in width with a weight limit of 500kg and 160cm in depth by 94cm in width with a weight limit of 750kg.
There are six steps at the Ambassadors Entrance, the main entrance to the Palace, and 47 steps on the Grand Staircase up to the State Rooms.
Visitors who require step free access can enter at the front of the Palace, where a golf buggy is available, where appropriate, for transportation to the lift facilities. At the end of the tour, visitors who require step free access and wish to exit via the Garden can usually take the buggy from the front of the Palace around to the bottom of the West Terrace. Please note there is a half a mile walk out through to the gardens. Alternatively, visitors can exit, using the buggy, the way they entered at the front of the Palace.
Vouchers are only valid for the date and time stated.
The entrance is called the Ambassadors Gate on Buckingham Palace Road.