Walking Tours

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace London SW1A 1AA
  • Attributes
  • Nearest Station
    Green Park,

Buckingham Palace was originally a mulberry garden planted by King James I (1603-25) to rear silkworms. This has been the principal Royal residence since 1837, when Queen Victoria (1819-1901) became the first Monarch to reside at the Palace.

Rooms: 775 rooms including 19 State rooms, 52 Royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices, a Throne room, 78 bathrooms and a swimming pool.

Changing of the Guard: 11:30 am (on alternate days during Autumn and Winter) on the Palace Four Court.

Open: July to August, Monday to Sunday 9:30 am – 7:30 pm (last admission 5:15 pm). September, Monday to Sunday 9:30 am – 6:30 pm (last admission 4:15 pm).

Where is Buckingham Palace? It is a 8 minute walk from Green Park Station in zone 1. Green Park serves the Jubilee, Victoria, Piccadilly lines.

What is nearby on foot? Kensington Palace 41 mins, Royal Albert Hall 35 mins, St James Palace 7 mins.

Did you know? When the Royal Standard flag flies the Queen is in residence. The flag has Three Golden Lions for England, the Harp for Northern Ireland and the Red Lion for Scotland.

“To stand outside the splendid gates and watch the home which Victoria made great, to catch a glimpse of history, go inside explore and see” Buckingham Palace The London Culture App.