Explore the magnificent Buckingham Palace, home to Queen Elizabeth II

Buckingham Palace


Buckingham Palace is the most iconic landmark in London and is home to our Queen, Queen Elizabeth II. We are delighted to be able to offer you private tours to Buckingham Palace. Discover the magnificence of Queen Elizabeth II royal residence, immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the breath-taking Buckingham Palace Gardens and the grandeur of the Palace.

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Visit Buckingham Palace

Car journey time from London:

  • 10 minutes - 1.2 miles / 2 km

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      Exclusive Private Tours of Buckingham Palace

      You will start your royal experience at St James’, the most senior palace. Within the grounds of this palace lies the London residences of The Prince of Wales, The Princess Royal and Princess Alexandra. Not open to the public, St James’s is the most private of the palaces. Here you will see the State Rooms, Chapel Royal and the Queen’s Chapel by famed architect Inigo Jones. Jones worked primarily during the reigns of James I and Charles I, and was England’s first classical architect.

      We are delighted to be able to grant you the type of access to Buckingham Palace usually afforded only to a visiting Head of State or a personal guest of The Queen. With the palace gates closed to the public, you will be guided through the Ambassadors’ Entrance, and met by a senior curator from the Royal Collection Trust, such as the Surveyor of the Queen’s Paintings. This senior curator will guide you around the splendour of the nineteen State Rooms and show you the Royal Collection’s many masterpieces – Van Dyck and Canaletto paintings, Canova sculpture, exquisite pieces of Sèvres porcelain and some of the finest English and French furniture in the world.

      Exclusive Private Tours of Buckingham Palace

      You will be privileged to tour the Throne Room, where The Queen receives loyal addresses; the Music Room where guests are presented to the Queen; and perhaps the grandest of all the State Rooms, the White Drawing Room, which serves as a reception room for The Queen and members of the Royal Family to gather before official occasions.

      Drinks and champagne will be served in the Marble Hall, before you gather on the West Terrace for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have your photograph taken with Buckingham Palace as the backdrop.

      Exclusive Private Tours of The Buckingham Palace Garden

      Buckingham Palace’s 39-acre garden is The Queen’s private London garden, but it also plays a key part in the busy calendar of royal events such as the Queen’s Garden Parties, which in an average year see around 24,000 guests. For over 200 years the garden has been used by the Royal Family for official entertaining and celebratory events.

      Enjoy a wonderful visit to the ‘walled oasis in the middle of London’. The garden is the largest private garden in the capital and boasts 325 wild-plant species, 30 species of breeding birds, and over 1,000 trees, including 98 plane trees and 85 different species of oak.

      The central feature of the garden is the lake, created in the 19th century and originally fed from the overflow from the Serpentine in Hyde Park. Today it is a self-regulating eco-system fed from the Buckingham Palace bore hole. The garden provides a habitat for native birds rarely seen in London, including the common sandpiper, sedge warbler and lesser whitethroat.

      Other areas of the garden include the 156-metre Herbaceous Border, wildflower meadow and Rose Garden. Structures in the garden include a wisteria-clad summer house, enormous Waterloo Vase made for George IV and the Palace tennis court, where King George VI and Fred Perry played in the 1930s.

       

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      We had a truly amazing experience! Every detail was attended to and the whole adventure was complete perfection. Much thanks to you for dealing with all of our schedule changes and moving parts.

      C Beck

      Thank you so much for organising such a splendid and successful day on Friday last, we and all our guests so much enjoyed the day and experience.

      D Marcuse

      I would recommend you to anyone, your service cannot be faulted

      Ian Clout

      Everything was splendid. We very much appreciate your fast action in setting up the day. Could not have enjoyed ourselves more thanks to you.

      J Cunningham