The official residence and headquarters of the UK’s reigning monarch, London’s Buckingham Palace is one of the world’s most iconic landmarks, as well as a hugely popular tourist sight, every year, attracting millions of visitors to its grand, gold-tipped gates.
Located in the heart of the Westminster area, overlooking the picturesque scenery of St James’ Park, the nearly-320-year-old palace boasts a long and fascinating history, encompassing a host of monarchs, events, and celebrations, and is a must-see for anyone visiting the city for the first time!
Experience the best of Royal London, on this half-day guided tour of some of its most iconic landmarks. Discover the rich history, culture, and legends of the world’s most iconic monarchy as you explore a host of world-famous sights including Buckingham Palace, where you will see the famous ‘changing of the guard’, (seasonal) and have the unique opportunity to go inside and see the incredible staterooms.
London is a great year-round destination, though you may want to avoid the peak summer months of July and August as attractions are extremely busy and prices are higher than average. June is a great time to visit as the weather is generally good and witness the famous ‘changing of the guard’!
Victoria (Circle, District, and Victoria Lines) and St James Park (District and Circle Lines) are the closest underground stations, at just 0.4 miles from the palace. However, Hyde Park Corner , Green Park (Picadilly, Jubilee, Victoria Lines), and Westminster are also within short walking distance.
There are numerous landmarks and sights within a mile of the Palace including, Trafalgar Square, Downing Street, the Houses of Parliament, and Westminster Abbey.