Buckingham Palace | Day Out With The Kids

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Buckingham Palace

5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)
  • London
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Castles and Palaces, Landmarks, Tourist Attractions

Attraction Information

Have a royal day out at Buckingham Palace!

The 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. Explore these nineteen magnificent state rooms during the summer when they open to the public and discover treasures from The Royal Collection as well as some of the finest French and English furniture in the world.

Enjoy exhibitions from The Royal Collection in The Queen’s Gallery, opened by The Queen herself in 2002. In summer 2017 the gallery will host Canaletto and the Art of Venice, a spectacular collection of 18th century Venetian art.

See one of the finest working stables in existence at The Royal Mews. In the stables, which are responsible for all road travel arrangements of The Queen and Royal Family, you will find historical coaches including the Diamond Jubilee State Coach and the Gold State Coach, which has been used at every coronation since that of George IV in 1821.

Witness the colourful display of the Changing of the Guard then discover more about the Palace and explore the garden with a complementary activity trail and family audio guide.

  • Explore the official London residence of Her Majesty The Queen
  • Enjoy art exhibitions from The Royal Collection
  • See the Changing of the Guard
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Opening hours

21st July - 31st August
Monday to Sunday 09:30 - 19:00

1st September - 30th September
Monday to Sunday 09:30 - 18:00

Last Entry

1 hour and 45 minutes before attraction closes

Pricing

General Admission
Adults: £24.00
Kids (5-17): £13.50
Concessions: £22.00
Family (2 adults, 2 kids): £61.50

Travel & Contact Information

Address

St James Park, London, Greater London, SW1A 1AA, England

Phone number

020 7766 7300

Map

Website

Click here to visit Buckingham Palace's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Buckingham Palace has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

Yes, Buckingham Palace is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Buckingham Palace has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

Assistance/Guide Dogs only

Reviews

Well worth a Visit! 5 out of 5 stars

Visited in early September and we caught the last admission time 4-15 pm so not crowded at all which was great! The State rooms are awesome, my favourite was the Ballroom built for Queen Victoria and venue for those Knighting ceremonies so often seen on TV. The audio guides were brilliant and the Kids audio guide includes games in each room such as eye spy (shows a picture of something in the room and the kids have to find it) as well as other little related games and age appropriate audio and visual presentations. There is also a family pavilion in the gardens at the end which had fun activities for the kids and adults to do all related to the tour. You are not allowed to take photos whist inside but you may take them in the gardens(which are also stunning) and family pavilion.

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