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Buckingham Palace Garden

Buckingham Palace Garden: Our most recommended tours and activities

Buckingham Palace: The State Rooms Entrance Ticket

1. Buckingham Palace: The State Rooms Entrance Ticket

Explore what is arguably London's most iconic attraction with a multimedia tour of the Buckingham Palace State Rooms. Gain privileged access to one of the official residences of His Majesty the King and admire the beautiful collections on display as you make your way from room to room. The term "state rooms" refers to the public rooms of a palace, in which monarchs receive, reward, and entertain their subjects and visiting dignitaries. Today the state rooms at Buckingham Palace are used extensively by The King and members of the Royal Family to receive and entertain their guests on state, ceremonial, and official occasions. The state rooms are furnished with many of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection, including paintings by Rembrandt and Rubens, sculptures by Canova, exquisite examples of Sèvres porcelain, and some of the finest English and French furniture in the world. At the end of your tour, the popular Garden Café is the perfect place to gather and enjoy views across the famous lawn.

London: The London Pass with access to 80+ Attractions

2. London: The London Pass with access to 80+ Attractions

See all that London has to offer with the London Pass. With its wealth of history and culture, London always has plenty to offer visitors. The London Pass is a complete sightseer credits package allowing you access to more than 80 top attractions, tours, and museums. Access a huge range of the top landmarks and attractions including the Tower of London, London Zoo, Windsor Castle, and many more.  Enjoy a 1-Day Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus tour with over 60 stops across London including Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square, and Piccadilly Circus. The pass is valid for a full working day across 3 routes. You'll also get access to special London Pass holder perks, including discounts at gift shops at select attractions. The London Pass allows access to over 80 attractions, including: POPULAR ATTRACTIONS • The View from the Shard • Tower of London • 1-Day Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour • Thames River Boat (Uber Boat by Thames Clippers - 1-day Hop-on Hop-off) • Windsor Castle (afternoon entry only) • Westminster Abbey • London Bridge Experience • Tower Bridge Exhibition • ZSL London Zoo • St Paul's Cathedral • Kensington Palace PLACES OF INTEREST • Shakespeare's Globe Theatre • Royal Albert Hall • Royal Observatory Greenwich • Old Royal Naval College • The Painted Hall • Cutty Sark • Kew Gardens • Hampton Court Palace • Apsley House • Benjamin Franklin House • Eltham Palace • Golden Hinde • Wellington Arch • Chelsea Physic Garden MUSEUMS & GALLERIES • London Transport Museum • Foundling Museum • Household Cavalry Museum • Charles Dickens Museum • Guards Museum • Cartoon Museum • Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art • Wernher Collection at Ranger's House • Fan Museum • London Canal Museum • London Museum of Water and Steam • Garden Museum • Museum of Brands, Packaging, and Advertising • Queen's Gallery (temporarily closed) • Pollock's Toy Museum • The Postal Museum TOURS & EXPERIENCES • ArcelorMittal Orbit • Arsenal FC Stadium (Emirates Stadium) • Chelsea FC Stadium Tour • Tottenham Hotspur FC Stadium Tour • Twickenham Stadium Tour & Rugby Museum • Wembley Stadium Tours & more! Please note: attractions and tours are subject to change. Please check the digital guide included on your confirmation voucher for the full list of inclusions, opening times, and reservation instructions, when applicable before you go.

Buckingham Palace & Windsor Castle: Full-Day Tour

3. Buckingham Palace & Windsor Castle: Full-Day Tour

Begin the tour at Buckingham Palace, one of the few working royal palaces in the world. Explore the 19 lavish State Rooms with the help of a multimedia guide. After exploring on your own, meet the tour guide and board a coach for the ride to Windsor. Windsor Castle, the world’s largest occupied castle, has been home to the royal family for over 900 years. Explore the castle grounds and St. George's Chapel, one of the finest examples of English medieval church architecture and the burial site of King Henry VIII. Platinum Jubilee: The Queen's Accession - July 22 to October 2, 2022Platinum Jubilee: The Queen's Accession will include portraits of the Queen taken by Dorothy Wilding, alongside items of Her Majesty’s personal jewelry worn for the portrait sittings. Shortly after Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne on February 6, 1952, the first official photographic sitting with the new Queen was granted to the photographer Dorothy Wilding. The series of photographs taken of the Queen in 1952 are remarkable for their modern, emblematic approach, and they have formed the basis of the Queen's image on postage stamps from 1953 until 1971. Platinum Jubilee: The Queen's Coronation - until September 26, 2022At Windsor Castle, the Coronation Dress and Robe of Estate worn by the Queen for her coronation at Westminster Abbey on June 2, 1953, will be on display. Designed by the British couturier Sir Norman Hartnell, the dress was created in the finest white duchesse satin, richly embroidered in a lattice-work effect with an iconographic scheme of floral emblems in gold and silver thread and pastel-colored silks, encrusted with pearls, sequins, and crystals. Her Majesty’s Robe of Estate was made by the royal robe-makers Ede and Ravenscroft of purple silk velvet. The goldwork embroidery design features wheat ears and olive branches, symbolizing prosperity and peace, surrounding the crowned intertwined EIIR cipher. It took 12 embroideresses using 18 different types of gold thread and more than 3,500 hours to complete the work between March and May in 1953.

London: Changing of the Guard & Westminster Walking Tour

4. London: Changing of the Guard & Westminster Walking Tour

Start your group walking tour with the Changing of the Guard ceremony. Then, continue your tour towards Buckingham Palace, residence of many members of the British Monarchy. Follow your guide on a crash course in British royal and democratic history by visiting the most important part of London, Westminster City. You’ll take in classic London sites such as 10 Downing Street, Whitehall, the Houses of Parliament, and Big Ben and hear about its construction and how the modern work will safeguard the 167-year-old tower. Greeting you in Parliament Square is Winston Churchill, and you’ll stroll around to meet other famous members of parliament and lawmakers. Hear their stories and learn why they have been honored with a statue in this prominent place. Finish your tour outside the iconic Westminster Abbey where royal weddings and coronations have taken place since 960AD. You’ll see the Jewel Tower and hear about the old Palace of Westminster, where Guy Fawkes and his co-conspirators tried to blow up Parliament, and how he saw his end in Old Palace Yard. See the statue of Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst and hear how one determined woman spent the night in order to be counted as living in the building. See the famous balcony where the royal family appears during major events, and hear stories of intruders and princes scaling the walls both to get inside and out!

London: Top 30 Sights Tour and Sherlock Holmes Museum

5. London: Top 30 Sights Tour and Sherlock Holmes Museum

Start with a walking tour of the history, culture, and legends of one of Europe’s best-loved cities. Head through Green Park to Buckingham Palace, watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard ceremony. Head to Westminster, see Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament. See 30 sights in one day, including: • Buckingham Palace • Trafalgar Square • Changing of the Guard • Big Ben • Downing Street • Westminster Abbey • Whitehall • Houses of Parliament • London Eye After your tour, visit the world-famous consulting detective Sherlock Holmes, who lived at 221b Baker Street between 1881-1904, according to the stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Mr. Holmes shared his place with his loyal friend and colleague Dr. Watson. The house is protected by the government due to the special architectural and historical interest. The first-floor study overlooking Baker Street is faithfully maintained for posterity and just as it was kept by Mrs. Hudson in Victorian Times.

From London: Downton Abbey & the Cotswolds Private Day Trip

6. From London: Downton Abbey & the Cotswolds Private Day Trip

Visit the village of Bampton; the film setting for many of the famous landmarks featured within the popular Downton Abbey TV series. See the buildings that played the part of the home of Isobel Crawley, the Downton Cottage Hospital. The local church is where Lady Mary marries both Matthew and Henry Talbot, and where Edith is both jilted at the altar and marries the man of her dreams – Bertie Pelham. The location of fictional local pub The Grantham Arms. Blenheim Palace Blenheim Palace is a masterpiece of English Baroque architecture and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. The stunning State Rooms are brimming with priceless works of art and magnificent tapestries. The Palace is still inhabited today by the Duke of Marlborough. The Gardens are set in over 754 hectares of land with an exquisite water garden. The Cotswolds In the Cotswolds you'll visit one the areas most beautiful villages, Bourton-on-the-Water. This is a must-see village, referred to as the 'Venice of the Cotswolds' due to the number of attractive bridges that cross the gently-flowing river at its center.

Buckingham Palace Exterior and Royal History Private Tour

7. Buckingham Palace Exterior and Royal History Private Tour

Follow the royal route from Trafalgar Square to the Buckingham Palace with a Private Guide who is an expert in royal history of Britain. Learn about Queen Elizabeth II, her predecessors and successors. Discover interesting facts about the British monarchy and the government, and see royal heritage sites in Westminster, London. Join this exclusive 2-hour tour to see Buckingham Palace (exterior only) It is the official London residence of Queen Elizabeth II and of England's most famous landmarks. Your royal adventure will begin at the historic Trafalgar Square, where you can find statues of James II, George IV and Charles I. Pass under the monumental Admiralty Arch and see the site of the famous Horse Guards Parade, which is always guarded by the Queen’s Cavalry. Follow part of the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Walk through St James Park while listening to the story of the British royal family, from James VI and I (who united England and Scotland) to the present monarch, Elizabeth II. Your Expert Guide will help you understand the family tree of the Windsor family, their titles, public roles and the royal lifestyle. You will see the 16th-century St James Palace and the iconic Queen Victoria Memorial with formal gardens. The tour will end at the gates of Buckingham Palace, where you can meet the Queen, or at least see her loyal guards in their iconic red coats. Choose the 3,5-hour option to enjoy this exclusive royal history tour with private car transfers from your London accommodation. Avoid getting lost by booking a convenient pickup and drop-off service. We will organize a 5-Star Driver and a private vehicle exclusively for your group of friends/family so you will not have to share with other passengers. Join the 4-hour tour to see the Buckingham Palace (exterior only) and highlights of the City of Westminster, London! During this original tour you can learn more about the British constitutional monarchy, that is, the unique relationship between the Queen and the government. Admire the mighty Westminster Abbey and the Palace of Westminster, the center of British democracy. See iconic sights such as the Big Ben, Downing Street and other historic buildings and monuments along Whitehall. The 5,5-hour option includes an extended walking tour and private transport. Enjoy exploring the City of Westminster, from Westminster Abbey to the Buckingham Palace, and benefit from convenient transfers with pickup and drop-off at the address provided when booking. We guarantee a hassle free experience that will make the tour more enjoyable.

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Raf was an excellent guide. Didn’t get to see the changing of the guards due to weather. None the less it was still a good tour with lots of knowledge.

if u want to visit the the key attractions in the list it worth the cost (at least 3 per days) if u are not a real attractions visitor don't get it.

There is so much that can be done with the London pass that it definitely requires some good planning. But with planning, it is indeed a good option

Amazing experience. I will always do a pass in any city that its available. Such a great experience with so many perks. Def worth getting

The London pass is a good deal for first time in London.