Something to Do: Buckingham Palace opens during the summer

Posted: Jul 16 2015

If you are in London this summer, or are just looking for something to do, why not take advantage of the summer opening of Buckingham Palace? It is a must see for anyone visiting London, packed with history and British heritage. Get up close to the Queens gold carriages and see how the royals live. 

Opening Dates & Times:

The palace will be open from 25th July – 27th September 2015. 

The Royal Day Out tickets includes all attractions and a multimedia tour guide if you wish to wander freely. 

If you are looking for something special then the summer exclusive guided tours might be for you. They will run from 1st-26th September. The summer tour must be booked in advance and includes champagne!

Visits generally last around 2 hours. 

What is there to see?

  • Queen’s Gallery

The gallery was opened in 2002 and displays various collections throughout the year. Through this summer the display will consist of Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden. This exhibition brings together 400 years of horticultural art from the Royal Painting Collection. 

  • The Royal Mews

One of the finest working stables in the world. This is where the travel arrangements are made for the royal family. The various coaches and carriages are housed at the Royal Mews, including the Gold State Coach. 

The State Rooms

This year’s special exhibition is called ‘A Royal Welcome’. The state rooms are set out as they would be to entertain the Queen’s guests at banquets and parties.  

  • Changing of the Guard

The changing of the guard happens daily throughout July at 11:30am and on odd days throughout August. To be sure that you don’t miss out we advise checking the army’s website:  click here to check times. 

  • The Garden Café

The Garden Café is the perfect place to relax after your visit with your choice of posh crown coffees and a cake. 

For more information on events and to book tickets visit the royal website: Royal Collection