Buckingham Palace State Rooms with Royal Walking Tour

Buckingham Palace State Rooms with Royal Walking Tour

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Tour Highlights

  • Rare visit to the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace, only open to the public from late July to early October
  • Guaranteed timed entry so you don't waste time in line
  • Preparatory Royal London walking tour to uncover the most important regal sights
  • Commentary from an expert local guide
  • Small groups of just 25 people or fewer
  • Audio headsets when appropriate


Get the most out of visiting Buckingham Palace with the incredible context provided by an expert local guide at some of the most significant nearby sights before you enter to take full advantage of this rare visit, only possible from late July to early October 2017.
Buckingham Palace from Garden View

Experience the Royal Heart of London

Live Buckingham Palace as never before with this extended tour of its regal surroundings and the other palaces and parks that make up the beating heart of the British monarchy before heading inside with pre-booked tickets.

Buckingham Square View

Stroll Down The Mall

Lined with towering trees and the United Kingdom’s Royal Union Flag, this stately street runs from Trafalgar Square at its eastern end to Buckingham Palace at its western end. Closed to traffic on Sundays and public holidays, it is the site of many ceremonial occasions.

Enter Buckingham Palace

Originally named Buckingham House, this is the royal residence of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh. Only open for two short months per year, enjoy the lavish and opulent furniture, décor and art inside the home of the world’s most famous monarch.

Tour Description

No visit to London is complete without learning the quintessential traditions of the British monarchy. Our Buckingham Palace tours include a guided walk down The Mall and through one of London's most beautiful royal parks, as well as an intimate glimpse into the lives of the Royal Family.

Meet your local guide not far from the Palace itself, who will welcome you and take you on your tour of London’s most royal environs with fascinating background on both this immense iconic residence and the Royal Family themselves. You’ll pass by the magnificent St. James's Palace, built by Henry VIII and the official residence of Queen Elizabeth II (if you send her a letter it will actually arrive here), followed by a stroll through beautiful St. James's Park, once home to the royal zoo. The Mall, built to resemble a giant red carpet leads up to the Palace, and you’ll pass by Clarence House, also a Royal palace and home to Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall. After your relaxing walking tour, you’ll have the rare chance to visit the inside of the royal residence - Buckingham Palace.

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh open the doors of Buckingham Palace to visitors just once a year for two short months. This is a unique opportunity to catch a rare glimpse into the London residence of the Royals. Tickets are hard to come by but our entrance is pre-booked, which means access is guaranteed and there will be no lines to wait in. This is where Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II extends a royal welcome to visitors, boasting lavish rooms, sparkling chandeliers, and sumptuous furnishings. These rooms house some of the greatest treasures of the Royal Collection, such as exquisite pieces of Sèvres porcelain and some of the finest English and French furniture in the world. With the official Palace audio guide, you’ll learn all about the palace’s residents, history, and traditions as well as the stories of the furnishings and ornaments. Many of these items were gifts from Heads of State spanning both the centuries and the globe.

Immerse yourself in London’s Royal heritage, history and traditions on our Buckingham Palace Visit with Royal Walking Tour for a compact and informative perspective on this amazing destination.

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What's Included

  • Expert local guide who will lead you on a guided walking tour prior to your Palace entry
  • Entrance ticket for Buckingham Palace
  • Audio guide for Buckingham Palace
  • Headsets where appropriate so you can always hear your guide

Sites Visited

  • Buckingham Palace (inside)
  • The Mall
  • St James's Park
  • St James's Palace


  • When can I cancel a booking?

    On tours cancelled more than 72 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund. For tours cancelled less than 72 hours before scheduled departure time, we are unable to offer refunds. Instead we suggest that customers reschedule their tour for another time more convenient for them.

  • When can I make a amendment to a booking?

    Changes made to bookings within the 72 hour window will be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling, headsets and administration.

  • Is an advanced booking necessary or can I just show up at the meeting point?

    We strongly advise against arriving at the meeting point without a booking as we cannot guarantee that there will be space left on the tour. Our guides are unable to accept payment for tours so any bookings made on the spot will still need to be processed over the phone with payment by credit card.

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With City Wonders it's not just facts, our passionate guides tell you the stories that bring the sights to life.

  • All of our guides are experts in their field
  • We only hire fluent English-speakers so nothing is ever lost in translation
  • We focus on the little details and anecdotes that make City Wonders so special

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