Buckingham Palace & Royal Attractions
Explore the regal wonders of London. Immerse yourself in the rich history and tradition at The Guard’s Museum, witness the prestigious Changing of the Guard ceremony, and marvel at iconic landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, the House of Parliament, Big Ben, and the historic Tower of London. For a comprehensive guide to royal attractions, delve into the wealth of information available on the Visit London website. Embark on a royal journey through time and heritage in the heart of the UK's capital.
Changing The Guard at Buckingham Palace
The Changing of the Guard is about as British as taking Afternoon Tea with us or fish and chips on the beach.
It takes place at Buckingham Palace, which is just a 6-minute walk from the hotel. A formal ceremony in which sentries providing ceremonial guard duties at important institutions hand over the responsibility for protecting Buckingham Palace to a different set of sentries.
Close to the hotel, Buckingham Palace is the official London residence and principal workplace of the British monarch. It is one of the most popular attractions in London. The palace is a setting for state occasions and royal hospitality. St James's Court Hotel is only a few minutes walk away.
The palace is a setting for state occasions and royal hospitality. St James's Court Hotel and Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences are only a few minutes walk away.
Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace 2023 (Stay tuned for the 2024 opening times)
Explore the magnificent State Rooms which are open to visitors for 10 weeks each summer - Friday, 14 July to Sunday, 24 September 2023.
The State Rooms are closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
14 July - 31 August 2023: 09:30-19:30 (last admission 17:15)
1 - 24 September 2023: 09:30-18:30 (last admission 16:15)
A typical visit lasts between 2 hours and 2 hours 30 minutes.
Ticket Prices for an adult is £30 and families visiting can save up to £25 when booking.
To book tickets please speak to our Concierge Department or visit https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/visit/the-state-rooms-buckingham-palace/plan-your-visit
How to Get There
Buckingham Palace, London SW1A 1AA
From the Hotel - it is just a few minutes walk, please do ask our concierge for walking directions.
- By Train: London Victoria. (National Rail Enquiries Service 08457 484950 (UK)).
- By Underground: Victoria, Green Park and Hyde Park Corner.
- By Bus: Numbers 11, 211, C1 and C10 stop on Buckingham Palace Road.
- By Road: Buckingham Palace is within the London Congestion Charge zone. Please visit www.cclondon.com for further details.
- By Coach: Victoria Coach Station is a 10-minute walk from the Palace.