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Each summer during August and September the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace open to the public for eight weeks. Opening dates vary each year.
 

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Buckingham Palace England's most famous royal palace, and the official residence of Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace opens the doors of its State Rooms to the public every summer. Originally acquired by King George III for his wife Queen Charlotte, Buckingham House was increasingly known as the 'Queen's House' and 14 of George III's children were born there. On his accession to the throne, George IV decided to convert the house into a palace and employed John Nash to help him extend the building. Queen Victoria was the first sovereign to live here (from 1837). The State Rooms are now still used by the Royal Family to receive and entertain guests on State and ceremonial occasions. Visitors can admire some of the more unusual gifts received by the current Queen, including drawings by Salvador Dali, an embroidered silk scarf from Nelson Mandela and a grove of maple trees. Decorated in lavish fashion, the rooms include paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens, Canaletto, Vermeer and Poussin, sculpture by Canova, exquisite examples of Svres porcelain, and some of the finest English and French furniture in the world. The Ball Supper Room, the setting for a host of sparkling events in the history of the palace, 29-acre gardens and annual exhibitions are all also available to visitors.



 

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Charles II: Art & PowerCharles II: Art & PowerCharles II: Art & PowerThis "lavish" exhibition of "baroque bling" (The Times) is "a tremendous narration of history through objects and images" (The Guardian). It opens with Charles I, "white-faced at the trial that ended in his execution, and concludes with a gallery of masterpieces by Titian, Veronese, Lorenzo Lotto and others". In the opulent seeing of The Queen's Ga2018-01-23T10:00:00+00002018-05-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace,   Birdcage Walk      SW1A 1AA
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting
PRICING  £9.50, under 17s £4.80, under 5s Free, OAP/NUS £8.75, family £24
DATES  8th December 2017 to 13th May 2018
VENUE  The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace 
This "lavish" exhibition of "baroque bling" (The Times) is "a tremendous narration of history through objects and images" (The Guardian). It opens with Charles I, "white-faced at the trial that ended in his execution, and concludes with a gallery of masterpieces by Titian, Veronese, Lorenzo Lotto and others". In the opulent seeing of The Queen's Ga... More about this event
 
 

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Victoria Railway Station
 
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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
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Arlington House Pure Parking
 
7 minutes walk
 
Carrington Street NCP
 
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The Nadler Victoria Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £66  42% off
10 Palace Place, SW1E | 3 minutes from Buckingham Palace
Promising 'the bill you pay at check-out is what you thought you'd pay when you checked in', the Nadler Hotels specialise in stylish, affordable accommodation. The ... More
 
 
 
The Rubens at the Palace Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £149  36% off
39 Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W | 4 minutes from Buckingham Palace
This is as close to Buckingham Palace as you can get. It's also nearby Victoria station which is not quite as glamorous but very convenient. There ... More
 
 
 
41 Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £289  33% off
41 Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W | 4 minutes from Buckingham Palace
The tenth best hotel in Europe (according to New Yorker's tourist Bible 'Travel and Leisure') is so close to Buckingham Palace you can almost hear the ... More
 
 
 
 
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Clarence House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
St James's Palace, St James's, London SW1 | 5 minutes from Buckingham Palace
The home of the Queen Mother from 1953 to 2002, a tour of Clarence House is an excellent way of experiencing the living history of the ... More
 
 
 
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Spencer House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
27 St James's Place, St James's, London SW1A | 6 minutes from Buckingham Palace
Spencer family's 18th London residence. The ancestral home of Diana, Princess of Wales, the Spencer family hasn’t lived in this, their London residence, since 1926. Following ... More
 
 
 
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St Peter's Church, Eaton Square
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
119 Eaton Square, Belgravia, London SW1W | 7 minutes from Buckingham Palace
St Peter's was built by Hakewill in 1827 and later enlarged by Blomfield in 1875. Rebuilt and opened in 1992, following a fire in 1987, it ... More
 
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Buckingham Palace

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Buckingham Palace
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The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Birdcage Walk, SW1A | Same location as Buckingham Palace
Once Buckingham Palace's resident chapel, the Queen's Gallery was opened in 1962 and holds regularly changing exhibitions. It allows the general public glimpses of rarely seen ... More
 
 
 
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Nova Victoria
London > Attractions > Sights
Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W | 5 minutes from Buckingham Palace
An architecturally striking development opposite Victoria mainline railway station , Nova Victoria is an ultra ... More
 
 
 
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Wellington Arch
London > Attractions > Sights
Hyde Park Corner, Belgravia, London W1J | 8 minutes from Buckingham Palace
A landmark triumphal arch set opposite the Duke of Wellington's residence at Apsley House, Wellington Arch was built in 1830 to commemorate the victories won by ... More
 
 
 
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Near Buckingham Palace
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Charles II: Art & Power
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 8th December 2017 to 13th May 2018
Buckingham Palace , Birdcage Walk, SW1A | Same location as Buckingham Palace
This "lavish" exhibition of "baroque bling" (The Times) is "a tremendous narration of history through objects and images" (The Guardian). It opens with Charles I, "white-faced ...More
 
 
 
Now On
Eugenius
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 22nd January to 3rd March 2018 - Various Times
Buckingham Palace , 12 Palace Street, SW1E | 3 minutes from Buckingham Palace
Ben Adams and Chris Wilkins's homage to all the great sounds of the 1980s. This is a show where geeks rule, dreams come true and everyone ...More
 
 
 
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The Magic Hour
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 15th October 2017 to 27th April 2018 - 8pm-9.45pm
Buckingham Palace , 1 Piccadilly, W1J | 7 minutes from Buckingham Palace
...More
 
 
 
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Near Buckingham Palace
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The Other Palace
London > Entertainment > Theatres
12 Palace Street, SW1E | 3 minutes from Buckingham Palace
Formerly the St. James Theatre, The Other Palace officially opens its doors in February 2017, as part of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Really ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Other Palace Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
12 Palace Street, Westminster, London SW1E | 3 minutes from Buckingham Palace
Billed by its operators as 'the first newly built central London theatre in 30 years', St James Theatre opens to the public in September ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Curzon Victoria
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
58 Victoria Street, Westminster, London SW1E | 5 minutes from Buckingham Palace
Curzon Victoria is the chain's seventh London venue, providing a boutique cinema option in central London. Visitors will be able to immerse themselves in a broad ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Buckingham Palace

The best shops and markets near Buckingham Palace
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Cardinal Place Shopping Centre
London > Shopping > Shopping Centres
Palace Street, Westminster, London SW1E5JD | 4 minutes from Buckingham Palace
Cardinal Place is a snazzy modern shopping venue in Victoria. Housed under a curvaceous, new-age glass capsule it has become something of a visual icon in ... More
 
 
 
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Truefitt and Hill
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
71 St James Street, St James's, London SW1A | 7 minutes from Buckingham Palace
As any gentleman knows, there are times when only a shave by the finest of barbers will do. It's a bit like going to the gym ... More
 
 
 
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Lock & Co
London > Shopping > Clothing
6 St James's Street, St James's, London SW1A | 7 minutes from Buckingham Palace
Founded in 1676, for centuries Lock & Co. has been the place to shop for a top hat if you're off to Ascot. The quaint shop ... More
 
 
 
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Carrara Restaurant at the St James Theatre
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
12 Palace Street, Westminster, London SW1E | 3 minutes from Buckingham Palace
Modern European Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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BBar & Restaurant
London > Restaurants >
43 Buckingham Palace Road, Westminster, London SW1W | 3 minutes from Buckingham Palace
Bbar restaurant and bar is located opposite Buckingham Palace Royal Mews, and minutes away from Victoria station and its surrounding theatres. The distinctly South African-influenced Bbar ... More
 
 
 
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The Library
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
The Rubens at The Palace, 39 Buckingham Palace Road, Westminster, London SW1W | 4 minutes from Buckingham Palace
... More
 
 
 
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Near Buckingham Palace
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L'Atelier des Chefs
London > Education > Adult Education
19 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 21 minutes from Buckingham Palace
Whether you're a Nigella or not in the kitchen, the L'atelier des Chefs cookery school can teach you something. Classes are given in the basement kitchens ... More
 
 
 
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Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 21 minutes from Buckingham Palace
Awarded The Best City Cookery School 2013, the Cookery School at Little Portland Street has been teaching people to make simple, honest food for more than ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 21 minutes from Buckingham Palace
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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Green Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 5 minutes from Buckingham Palace
Although many of the parks in London are officially owned by the sovereign, it is the four central London parks (one of which is Green Park) ... More
 
 
 
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Big Bus Company
London > Leisure > Sightseeing Tours
48 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, London SW1W | 6 minutes from Buckingham Palace
The Big Bus Company tour takes you to all of London's famous landmarks and reveals the capital's colourful 2,000-year history. The tour offers you a choice ... More
 
 
 
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The Athenaeum Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
The Athenaeum, 116 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J | 7 minutes from Buckingham Palace
The Athenaeum Spa promises to revive and rejuvenate its guests with the help of bespoke REN treatments and Elemis pampering. Treatment options include a Moroccan rose ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Buckingham Palace

The best pubs near London Buckingham Palace .
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Greenwood
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W | 5 minutes from Buckingham Palace
A large two floor pub within the Nova Victoria development, Greenwood offers so much more than just beer. As well as a large central bar and ... More
 
 
 
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Two Chairmen Public House
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
39 Dartmouth Street, Westminster, London SW1H | 8 minutes from Buckingham Palace
Two minutes away from Parliament Square and the Cabinet warm rooms, the Two Chairmen Public House is an olde worlde pub that retains a number of ... More
 
 
 
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Ye Grapes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
16 Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London W1J | 9 minutes from Buckingham Palace
Built in 1882 this gorgeous Victorian pub could be the perfect spot for a night out, if you can find it, that is. Very close to ... More
 
 
 
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Buckingham Palace clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Cask & Glass
London > Nightlife > Bars
39 - 41 Palace Street, Westminster, London SW1E | 3 minutes from Buckingham Palace
... More
 
 
 
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Leopard Champagne & Cocktail Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
41 Hotel London, 41 Buckingham Palace Road, Westminster, London SW1W | 4 minutes from Buckingham Palace
A private bar for discerning guests at the five star 41 hotel and adjoining sister property The Rubens at the Palace, the Leopard Champagne & Cocktail ... More
 
 
 
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The Goring Bar and Lounge
London > Nightlife > Bars
15 Beeston Place, Victoria, London SW1W | 6 minutes from Buckingham Palace
With deep red walls, a carpeted floor, leather chairs and a roaring log fire, The Goring Bar and Lounge is the epitome of opulence. Run by ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Buckingham Palace .
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Spencer House
London > Business > Venue Hire
27 St James's Place, St James's, London SW1A | 6 minutes from Buckingham Palace
Spencer family's 18th London residence. The ancestral home of Diana, Princess of Wales, the Spencer family hasn’t lived in this, their London residence, since 1926. Following ... More
 
 
 
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The Ritz Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
150 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 8 minutes from Buckingham Palace
World famous luxury hotel, right on Piccadilly, with a roof terrace looking across Green Park. The fine food (particularly the Afternoon Tea) at the Ritz attract ... More
 
 
 
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The May Fair
London > Business > Venue Hire
Stratton Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 9 minutes from Buckingham Palace
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Charles II: Art & Power
Charles II: Art & Power
Exhibitions | Until 13th May 2018 

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

This "lavish" exhibition of "baroque bling" (The Times) is "a tremendous narration of history through objects and images" (The Guardian). ...More

 
Eugenius
Theatre | Until 3rd March 2018 

The Other Palace Theatre 3 minutes walk from Buckingham Palace

Ben Adams and Chris Wilkins's homage to all the great sounds of the 1980s. This is a show where geeks ...More

Hamilton
Hamilton
Theatre | Until 30th June 2018 

Victoria Palace Theatre 5 minutes walk from Buckingham Palace

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Pulitzer Prize winning hip hop musical, which won 11 Tony Awards in 2016, tells the story of Alexander ...More

 
Wicked
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Theatre | Until 1st December 2018 

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Exhibitions | Until 3rd February 2018 

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Exhibitions | Until 11th March 2018 

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Theatre | Until 3rd February 2018 

Jermyn Street Theatre 12 minutes walk from Buckingham Palace

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The Phantom of the Opera
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Theatre | Until 3rd March 2018 

Her Majesty's Theatre 12 minutes walk from Buckingham Palace

Andrew Lloyd Webber's most enduring hit has been running since 1984 and is still as popular with audiences and critics ...More

 
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Exhibitions | Until 27th January 2018 

Stephen Friedman Gallery 13 minutes walk from Buckingham Palace

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