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Buckingham Palace

"what are we doing today?"

Buckingham Palace is the official London residence of Her Majesty The Queen and serves as both home and office.

Today the State Rooms are used extensively by the royal family to receive and entertain guests on State, ceremonial and official occasions. During August and September the Palace's nineteen state rooms are open to visitors.

Discover more about the Palace and explore the garden with a complementary activity trail and family audio guide.

The family activity room is open throughout August.

"i'm hungry"

Bottled water and ice-cream are available for purchase in the Garden at Buckingham Palace. There is also a Garden Cafe at the end of the tour. The Cafe offers a selection of refreshments, including tea, coffee, juice and a choice of cakes and sandwiches.

"Can I have one of those?"

The shop sells a wide range of merchandise, much of which is designed exclusively for the Royal Collection.

"i need a wee"

Lavatories are located at the end of the visit. They include disabled and baby changing room.

"are we there yet?"

By train: London Victoria (National Rail Enquiries Service 08457 484950 (UK)). By underground: Victoria, Green Park and Hyde Park Corner. By bus: Numbers 11, 211, 239, C1 and C10 stop on Buckingham Palace Road. We do not recommend driving to Buckingham Palace due to limited local parking facilities.

...got any top tips?

Take a bag of bread, so you can feed the ducks in the middle of St.James Park. Changing of the guards takes place at Horse Guards Arch on selected days at 11am: well worth a viewing.

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Buckingham Palace
St James Park
Greater London
SW1A 1AA
Telephone: 020 7766 7300
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Admission: 2014 Prices:
Combo Tickets
Adult £16.75
Over 60 or Student (with valid ID) £15.25
Under 17 £9.30
Under 5 Free
Family (2 adults, 3 under 17s) £42.80
A timed admission fee of £1.25 per ticket applies to all tickets, excluding Under 17s.
Lesser access tickets available more cheaply.
  Opening Times: 2014 Opening Details:
Open daily, 10:00 to 17:30.
A typical visit lasts between 1 and 1 hour 30 minutes.
Last admission is at 16:30. If you are visiting the exhibition late in the afternoon, please be aware of shorter viewing times.
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