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Royal Day Out

Map & directions

Visitor entrance (Gate C) is on the south side of the Palace, Buckingham Gate, London, SW1A 1AA
By train

London Victoria or London Charing Cross.  Visit National Rail Enquiries for times and fares.

By underground

Victoria, Green Park, St. James's Park and Hyde Park Corner.  For further information visit the Transport for London website.

By coach / bus

Bus numbers 11, 211, C1 and C10 stop on Buckingham Palace Road.  Victoria Coach Station is a 10-minute walk from the Palace.

  • Buckingham Palace
    The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
    The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace
  • Saturday, 21 Jul 2018 - Sunday, 30 Sep 2018
  • Adult £42.30
    Over 60/ Student (with valid ID) £38.50
    Under 17/ Disabled £23.30
    Under 5 Free
    Family £107.90 (2 adults and 3 under 17s)
  • Adults
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Make the most of your visit to Buckingham Palace with our popular Royal Day Out ticket.

 

What's included in your Royal Day Out ticket?

A Royal Day Out ticket includes admission to all three venues around Buckingham Palace: The Queen's Gallery, the Royal Mews and the State Rooms.

 

The Queen's Gallery

Your Royal Day Out will start with a visit to The Queen’s Gallery which hosts a programme of changing art exhibitions from the Royal Collection. During summer 2018 you can see Splendours of the Subcontinent - two exhibitions celebrating South Asian treasures in the Royal Collection.

Related exhibition
Splendours of the Subcontinent: A Prince's Tour of India 1875-6

Some of the finest treasures presented to the Prince of Wales during his tour of India

Related exhibition
Splendours of the Subcontinent: Four centuries of South Asian Paintings and Manuscripts

The long relationship between the Crown and South Asia

The Diamond Jubilee State Coach

The Diamond Jubilee State Coach ©

 

The Royal Mews

Your Royal Day Out continues with a visit to the Royal Mews which is one of the finest working stables in existence and responsible for all road travel arrangements for The Queen and members of the Royal Family. You will see historic coaches and carriages, including the Gold State Coach, which has been used at every coronation since that of George IV in 1821.

The Throne Room in Buckingham Palace

The Throne Room in Buckingham Palace ©

 

The State Rooms

Your Royal Day Out will finish with a tour through the magnificent State Rooms in Buckingham Palace which are used by The Queen for ceremonial occasions and official entertaining. Each room is furnished with many of the treasures from the Royal Collection, including paintings by Rembrandt and Rubens; sculpture by Canova; and some of the finest English and French furniture in the world. 

You will also see Prince & Patron, a special display to mark The Prince of Wales' 70th birthday, featuring works of art personally selected by The Prince.

Your day ends with a walk through the garden, with splendid views of the Palace and the famous lake.

 

Itinerary

A Royal Day Out ticket include admission to all three venues around Buckingham Palace: The Queen's Gallery first, followed by the Royal Mews and finally the State Rooms.

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  • Your Royal Day Out will last approximately 4.5 - 5 hours:
  • You will begin your Royal Day Out at The Queen's Gallery, followed by the Royal Mews, concluding your visit at the State Rooms, visiting all three venues on the same day.
  • When purchasing your tickets you will select a time for your entry into The Queen's Gallery to start the Royal Day Out.
  • We operate a timed-admission system at The Queen's Gallery and the State Rooms.
  • Admission times are not flexible, your tickets will indicate your allocated admission time.
  • Your entry time for the State Rooms will automatically be 2.5 hours after your Royal Day Out began.

 

Example itinerary:

Enter The Queen's Gallery 12:00
Enter the Royal Mews 13.30
Enter the State Rooms 14:30
Visit ends 16:30 – 17:00

 

On the day

The three venues have separate entrances located close together along Buckingham Palace Road. Download the map.

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To start your Royal Day Out you should go to the entrance for The Queen's Gallery. You can also collect your tickets here if necessary.

You will go through airport-style security checks at each venue. Please try to bring as little as possible with you as it will help you to get through security screening quickly. In the State Rooms pushchairs or large items of baggage will have to be checked in and reclaimed after your visit.

Toilets and baby-care facilities are available at each of the venues. In the State Rooms these facilities are only available at the end of your visit, once you enter the Garden.

The visitor route includes a 500m walk through the south side of the garden to the exit of Buckingham Palace. Alternative arrangements can be made for visitors with access requirements, please contact the Specialist Sales team on +44 (0)303 123 7324 or email [email protected].

 

Access information

All venues are fully accessible but wheelchair access or step-free access to the State Rooms must be pre-booked by contacting the Specialist Sales team +44 (0)303 123 7324 or e-mail [email protected].

Concessionary rates are available for visitors with disabilities and an accompanying companion is admitted free of charge.

Read more about access at The Queen's Gallery, the Royal Mews and the State Rooms.

The Garden Café

The Garden Café ©

 

Eating and Drinking

Drinks, cakes and sandwiches are available in the Garden Café at the end of the State Rooms tour. Situated overlooking the Palace’s famous lawn and lake, the Café is a great place to relax after your busy day out.

Food and drink are not available at The Queen's Gallery or the Royal Mews but there are many cafés and restaurants nearby.

Eating and drinking are not permitted inside any of the venues. You will be asked to place food and drinks in closed bags before you enter.

 

Ticket Price

The Royal Day Out ticket gives admission to all three venues around Buckingham Palace: The Queen's Gallery, the Royal Mews and the State Rooms. Purchasing a combined ticket is better value than buying three tickets individually. Tickets include a multimedia tour at each venue, available in nine languages and with a family-friendly version.

Ticket Type Price
Adult £42.30
Over 60/Student (with valid ID) £38.50
Under 17/Disabled £23.30
Under 5 Free
Family (2 adults, 3 under 17s) £107.90

 

1-Year Pass

If you would like to visit any of the locations again within a year, you can convert your tickets into a 1-Year Pass, by asking us to treat your ticket purchase as a donation. Make sure you get your tickets stamped at each location before you leave.