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Buckingham Palace tour: summer opening 2018

The Throne Room at Buckingham Palace. Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017. Photo by Derry Moore
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Explore the lavish interiors of the Queen's official London residence, and one of the world's few remaining working royal palaces, at Buckingham Palace this summer. Read More


Visit the official London residence of the Queen, as Buckingham Palace opens its doors to the public every summer. In 2018, Buckingham Palace is open to visitors from 21 July until 30 September.

Explore the lavishly furnished State Rooms of one of the world's few remaining working royal palaces, and look out for some of the Royal Collection's greatest treasures on display. Highlights include:

  • Paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens, Vermeer, Poussin, Canaletto and Claude
  • Sculpture by Canova and Chantrey
  • Exquisite examples of Sèvres porcelain
  • Some of the finest English and French furniture in the world

Here's our top 10 things to see at Buckingham Palace.

Every year, Buckingham Palace's summer opening features a special exhibition. This temporary exhibition can only be seen during that year's summer opening. In 2018, the exhibition celebrates the 70th birthday of CharlesPrince of Wales.

Buckingham Palace Tour Tickets

The summer opening of Buckingham Palace is extremely popular so booking tickets in advance is recommended. Entry is timed.


Adult Ticket £24.00 (USD 33.58) per ticket
Child Ticket (5 to 16 years old) £13.50 (USD 18.89) per ticket
Family Ticket (2 adults and 3 children) £61.50 (USD 86.05) per ticket
Concession Ticket £13.50 (USD 18.89) to £22.00 (USD 30.78) per ticket
Child Ticket (under 5 years old) FREE

Venue Details & Map

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace
+44 (0)20 3123 7321
Public transport:
Tube/Rail: Victoria Tube: Victoria, Green Park, St James’s Park or Hyde Park Corner

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