Seeing Buckingham Palace’s famous facade from the outside is one thing, but what’s inside will amaze you even more. This imposing yet graceful edifice has come to symbolize how glamorous monarchy has remained through the ages, as well as the time-honored traditions of Britain and her people.
Home sweet home to Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh, visitors are perennially wowed by the ceremonial State Apartments with their glittering crystal chandeliers and ornate furnishings. The Royal Collection’s greatest treasures such as Sèvres porcelain, paintings by masters from Rembrandt to Vermeer and jaw-dropping décor are all on display trooping their color.
Many don’t know it, but Buckingham Palace is only open to the public for roughly two short months each year through August and September, so if you want to take a glimpse inside its elegant walls and into the lives of the Royal Family you’ll want to travel then.
Yes, your guide will escort you to the entrance, and then you will embark on a self-guided tour through the palace as per the venue rules. You will meet your guide again once you have finished.
Buckingham Palace opens its doors to the public for only a few weeks each year, usually in August and September.
To protect the privacy of the royal family, no photography is allowed inside Buckingham Palace – however it is allowed in the Gardens.