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About Buckingham Palace
Join The Queen for tea at her official London Residence of Buckingham Palace a fantastic spot for memorable family days out in the capital.
While admittedly you may not be able to sit down with Her Majesty, the corgis and the country's finest china, you can have a nose around the magnificent 19 State Rooms, commissioned by George IV in 1825 and where some of the most stunning treasures from the Royal Collection are housed.
See where the Royal Family meet and greet guests on State, ceremonial and official occasions, including the Throne Room and the White Drawing Room, the Picture Gallery, the Grand Staircase and the palatial Ballroom.
After you've explored the substantial State Rooms, head into the gardens which are open to the public throughout daylight hours in the summer. There are so many things to do and see, it's a good idea to book a Garden Highlights tour to make the most of your visit.
Strolling around the 16-hectares will help you work up an appetite, so luckily you can tuck into some refreshments in The Garden Cafe, which offers beautiful views across the Palace lawns.
Days out at Buckingham Palace are all the more memorable by taking the chance to see the Changing of the Guard ceremony at 11am every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday throughout the summer.
Secure parking is available nearby at Q-Park Knightsbridge.
Toilets and baby-care facilities are located in the Garden at the exit from the State Rooms. For safety reasons, pushchairs cannot be taken into the State Rooms. They have to be checked in and collected at the exit.
The State Rooms of Buckingham Palace are fully accessible and we welcome visitors with different access requirements. All visitors who require an access companion receive a complimentary ticket.
Tuck in to refreshments in The Garden Cafe.
I visited Buckingham Palace on my first visit to London. I'm so glad I did, what a sight! The Queen is lucky to live in such a beautiful place.
We walked around the palace using the audio tour, it was great.