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Buckingham Palace State Rooms Entrance ticket with Optional Changing of the Guard

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See the royal side of London in Buckingham Palace's State Rooms. Witness the iconic Changing of the Guard ceremony for the complete British Royal experience!

Highlights

  • Explore Buckingham Palace with an audio guide and with an expert guide, witness the world-renowned Changing of the Guard ceremony.

  • Enjoy guaranteed timed entry to the Palace, saving you the hassle of waiting in line.

  • Wander through the lavish State Rooms of Buckingham Palace and learn more about the history of the palace and the British monarchy.

  • Instead of the Changing of the Guards, you can upgrade and go for a stroll in St. James's Park, the oldest royal park in London.

  • Did you know? Buckingham Palace has its own ATM inside the building! The royal family’s bank of choice, Coutts & Co., has installed an ATM in the palace’s basement.

Inclusions

  • Hosted entry to Buckingham Palace

  • Official Palace multimedia guide for interiors

  • Changing of the Guard Ceremony with an English-speaking guide

  • Headsets when appropriate

  • Tour of St. James Park (optional)

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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Mary M Grom

Mary

4/5

Oct, 2023

I loved the tour and some of the predesignated places we had on our tour. The staterooms were amazing. My tour guide was good but made disparaging comments about LA and California during the tour. My fiance and I are from San Diego and found this offensive, unrelated to the tour in London and biased. She knows nothing of where our political attitudes lie and obviously knows nothing about California. I hope in her future tours she will remain more detached from her personal feelings and opinions and stay on the focus of the tour in London.
Susana Alejandra Duran Caletti

Susana

3/5

Oct, 2023

What happened is that nowhere did it say that it was in English, and we spoke Spanish, so we did not understand anything of what the guide said, until we entered the palace and they gave us the palace guide with options in Spanish.
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Stephanie Martin

Stephanie

5/5

Sep, 2023

Going to Buckingham Palace has been a dream of mine since 1981 when I saw the Royal Wedding. It was everything I imagined and more! I couldn't recommend it enough. It made our trip to London complete.
Isaac Ackun

Isaac

5/5

Aug, 2023

This was a very great experience with my family. We have seen in photos and videos and now seeing it real. It was amazing to see where the monarchy lives and runs Great Britain. There were many beautiful paintings reflecting the history of England.
Mrs Anna Kingsley-Nyinah

Mrs

4/5

Sep, 2023

Our guide was very knowledgeable and amusing. The pace was very frenetic though.

Learn more about England’s monarchy and its grand history on this guided tour through Buckingham Palace. Included in these tickets are a chance to witness the famous Changing of the Royal Guard and a special timed entry to Buckingham Palace.

Witness the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace

Your tour begins at the entrance to Buckingham Palace, where King Charles' Foot Guard will march to the palace alongside a military band, all dressed in snazzy red outfits and bearskin hats. This iconic Changing of the Guard ceremony has been carried out in much the same way since 1660, and you can see history and tradition come to life in a quintessentially British way! Your guide will navigate you to a prime viewing spot, so you can have unobstructed and up-close views of the ceremony.

Gain entry to the Buckingham Palace with a multimedia guide

Once the Changing of the Guard ceremony is over, you can step inside the golden gates of the palace and wander through the official residence. Open to visitors for only two months in a year, any chance to visit the Palace is a rare opportunity indeed. With these tickets, your entrance is pre-booked and access is guaranteed. Since admission has been arranged in advance, you can spend more time appreciating the interiors of the Palace. Learn captivating facts and anecdotes about the history of the Palace and the British Monarchy. Get a glimpse into the lives of royalty as you walk through the royal State Rooms, where the royal family holds their many events and receptions, as well as the 47-metre-long Picture Gallery that houses the Royal collection. Ideal for lovers of history and art, this tour will give you the complete Royal British experience! You can even skip the Changing of the Guard ceremony and instead opt for a ticket upgrade that'll allow you to explore the stunning St. James's Park.

Don't miss Buckingham Palace's awe-inspiring Summer Opening exhibition featuring King Charles III and Queen Camilla's coronation outfits, including King George VI's 1937 Robe of Estate.

Important Information

  • On the days when the Changing of the Guard ceremony is not available, a visit to the Horseguards Parade will be arranged in its place.

  • Cancellation due to bad weather is not announced before 11am. When this occurs, you will still see a ‘wet change’ during which the guards march but without the usual music or parade.

Restrictions

  • This experience is not wheelchair accessible.

  • Photography is not permitted inside Buckingham Palace.

You will receive an email with your Buckingham Palace State Rooms Tour with Changing of the Guard mobile voucher soon after purchase. Please display this mobile voucher along with a valid photo ID to your tour guide at the meeting point to gain entry.

Meeting Point

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

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