Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is the official London residence of British monarchs, located between Green Park and St. James Park. It is one of the few royal palaces around the World that remains open to the public.

During a tour you will be able to see:

  • The staterooms used for the Royal Wedding reception for William and Kate

  • The Grand Staircase designed by John Nash for King George (It's made of bronze and took 5 years to build).

  • Unique artwork by Rubens, Vermeer, Claude and others.

  • The Throne Room and the Ballroom. You will be able to see the thrones used during the Queen’s Jubilees.

  • Buckingham Palace's fine collection of porcelain (arguably the world's finest) French-designed and dating back to 1783.

You can extend your ticket and visit the palace garden with more than 350 types of flowers and 200 trees.

Tours includes a free audio guide recorded by Prince Charles.

Ticket costs:

Adult - £23

Over 60/Student - £21

Child (6-17) - £13

Buckingham Palace is open to the general public from 21st July to 30th September.

It is recommended to plan your visit for the afternoon to avoid the crowd.


It's less than a 20 minute walk to get to Buckingham Palace from the Luna Simone Hotel.

If you would rather take public transport (and save 5 minutes or so):
You can take the 24 bus from outside the hotel entrance, or take the Victoria line from Pimlico to Green Park.