Buckingham Palace State Rooms Tickets

About Buckingham Palace State Rooms

Buckingham Palace serves as the official London residence of His Majesty The King, and is one of the few remaining working royal palaces in the world today.

Each summer when the Palace is not being used in its official capacity, visitors can enjoy the 19 magnificent State Rooms that provide the setting for ceremonial occasions and official

entertaining by members of the Royal Family. The rooms are furnished with many of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection, including paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens and

Van Dyck, sculpture by Canova, exquisite examples of Sèvres porcelain, and some of the finest English and French furniture in the world.

Visitors to the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace will see the White Drawing Room, perhaps the most beautiful of all the State Rooms with its spectacular crystal chandelier, the

Music Room, where guests are presented on the occasion of a State Visit, and the Throne Room, which was the setting for the formal photographs following the wedding of Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Wales.

Following a visit, the Palace's Garden Café offers the perfect location to enjoy a selection of light refreshments while taking in panoramic views of the lake across the lawn, before visiting the Garden Shop.

Platinum Jubilee: The Queen’s Accession

Special Display 22 July-2 October

Visitors to the Summer Opening of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace between 22 July and 2 October 2022 will see the special display Platinum Jubilee: The Queen’s Accession, which will feature the first official portraits of The Queen, taken by Dorothy Wilding, alongside items of Her Majesty’s personal jewellery worn for the portrait sittings.

Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne on 6 February 1952. Just 20 days later, the first official photographic sitting with the new Queen was granted to the photographer Dorothy Wilding. In 1937 Wilding had become the first official female photographer when she was appointed to take the portraits at the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother).  The series of photographs that Wilding took of The Queen in 1952 became known around the world, forming the basis of The Queen’s image on postage stamps from 1953 until 1971, as well as providing the official portrait of Her Majesty that was sent to every British embassy around the world.

Visitors to the Buckingham Palace display will also see the magnificent Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara, which was a wedding gift to Princess Victoria Mary of Teck later Queen Mary, on the occasion of her marriage to the future King George V in 1893. Queen Mary gave the tiara to her granddaughter, Princess Elizabeth, as a wedding present for her marriage to Prince Phillip on 20 November 1947.

Pick-Up Point

Vouchers are only valid for the date and time stated.

The entrance is called the Ambassadors Gate on Buckingham Palace Road.

Important Information

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.

Important Information

You are advised to wear comfortable shoes, as all events involve some walking.

When you arrive, you will pass through an airport-style security check.

You cannot take photographs within the State Rooms.

Eating and drinking aren’t allowed inside the Palace, with the exception of bottled water.

Toilets and baby care facilities are available at the visitor entrance or in the garden depending on your tour.

For safety reasons, pushchairs cannot be taken into the State Rooms. They must be checked in and collected after your tour.

Animals, other than guide, hearing or assistance animals will not be admitted.

Please go to www.rct.uk for updates on closure dates and opening times.

Please note:

There will be additional airport style security check, please refer to www.rct.uk for more information.

Visitors are advised to arrive 15 minutes before admission time

Bags larger than 45cm x 20cm x 30cm cannot be taken into the Palace. Luggage storage can be found nearby, including at Victoria Station

Disabled Access

Pre-Booking is required for wheelchair access a maximum of two Access Route spaces per group, 14 days prior to the visit you must confirm these reservations via email specialistsales@royalcollection.org.uk including the customer name and their specific access requirements. 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. 

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace Road London SW1A 1AA

Available facilities

  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible