Complete 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.