uckingham Palace serves as both the office and London residence of Her Majesty The Queen, as well as the administrative headquarters of the Royal Household. It is one of the few working royal palaces remaining in the world today.
Today the State Rooms are used extensively by The Queen and Members of the Royal Family to receive and entertain their guests on State, ceremonial and official occasions. During August and September when The Queen makes her annual visit to Scotland, the Palace's nineteen state rooms are open to visitors.
28 July - 25 September 2007
09:45 - 18:00 (last admission 15:45)
Admission is by timed ticket with entry every 15 minutes throughout the day. Tickets are valid only on the date and at the entrance time specified on the ticket. Regretably, late-comers cannot be admitted.
A visit lasts between 2 and 2½ hours.
The State Rooms, Buckingham Palace
(includes audio guide)
Over 60/ Student (with valid ID) £13.50
Under 17 £8.50
Under 5 Free
Family £38.50 (2 adults and 3 under 17s)
A Royal Day Out
(The State Rooms, Royal Mews and The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace)
Over 60/ Student (with valid ID) £24.00
Under 17 £15.50
Under 5 Free
Family £69.50 (2 adults and 3 under 17s)
The Official Residences of The Queen