Castle & palace tours

Buckingham Palace tickets with royal walking tour

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Availability: Daily
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Discover the royal rooms of Buckingham Palace
  • Learn about the legacy, history and traditions of British royalty
  • Avoid the queues and get your ticket for one of the most exclusive experiences in London
  • Enjoy a walking tour in the company of a local guide through The Mall and St. James Park
What to expect

No visit to London is complete until you have partaken in a series of its quintessential traditions including a guided stroll down The Mall and through one of London's most beautiful royal parks, as well as glimpse into the lives of the royal family. Meet your local guide not far from the Palace, who will take you on a walking tour of the most royal part of London. They will provide fascinating background information about the palace and the royal family, as well as the magnificent St James's Palace, built by Henry VIII and the official residence of the Queen - send her a letter and it will arrive here! You'll also visit the beautiful St James's Park, once home to the royal zoo, the Mall, built to resemble a giant red carpet leading up to the Palace, and 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 inside of Buckingham Palace which only opens its doors to visitors for two months a year. This is where Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II extends a royal welcome to visitors, boasting lavish apartments, 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 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.

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What's included
  • Expert local guide
  • Entrance ticket to Buckingham Palace
  • Audio guide for Buckingham Palace
  • Headsets where appropriate so you can always hear your guide
What's not included
  • Tips
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
Reduced price
  • Children (5-14 years)
  • Infants (0-4 years)
Where

Waterloo Place, 9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AJ

Meeting point:

This tour does not depart from Buckingham Palace, and we kindly ask you to meet us by the Duke of York Column. This is the tall column with a statue on top.Your guide will be holding a sign with the tour name for easy recognition. If you arrive by tube to Piccadilly Circus, take exit No. 3 onto Regent Street/St James. Walk south down Regent Street towards St James Park (do not walk north towards Oxford Street). Waterloo Place is at the end of Regent Street and you will see the column. If arrive via Charing Cross Station, walk down the Mall towards Buckingham Palace and the statue will be on your right at the top of some steps

What to remember
  • Extra measures may be implemented at some venues due to heightened global security. As a result, you may experience delays in getting through mandatory security checks when entering these venues. Extra measures may also restrict the size of bags that can be brought inside. To avoid disruptions or possible denied entry, it is strongly suggested that you avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour
  • Unfortunately, this tour is unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance as well as strollers or baby carriages on group tours
  • Photography is not permitted within Buckingham Palace but is allowed within the gardens
  • Please note that weather is very changeable in London, please ensure you have rainproof clothing and comfortable shoes
  • This tour involves a reasonable amount of walking and stairs. For this reason, this tour is not recommended for customers with health conditions
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When
  • This tour departs daily, meeting at 1.15pm and departing at 1.30pm
  • Please arrive 15 minutes ahead of departure
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Provider
City Wonders
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.
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