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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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BSL Tour Of Scottish ArtistsBSL Tour Of Scottish ArtistsA British Sign Language tour of the Scottish Artists exhibition.2016-05-25T18:30:00+01002016-05-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace,   Birdcage Walk      SW1A 1AA
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Maria Merians ButterfliesMaria Merians ButterfliesMaria Merians Butterflies This exhibition tells the story of Maria Sibylla Merian, "one of the world's most talented scientific illustrators" (The Guardian) through her works in the Royal Collection, acquired by George III. On display at The Queen's Gallery are luxury versions of the plates of the Metamorphosis, her 1705 study of insects, by one of the world's first en2016-05-25T00:00:00+01002016-10-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace,   Birdcage Walk      SW1A 1AA
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
PRICING  £10.30 (Adults), £9.40 (Concessions), £5.30 (Under 17/Disabled), Free (Under 5)
DATES  15th April to 9th October 2016
VENUE  The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace 
This exhibition tells the story of Maria Sibylla Merian, "one of the world's most talented scientific illustrators" (The Guardian) through her works in the Royal Collection, acquired by George III. On display at The Queen's Gallery are luxury versions of the plates of the Metamorphosis, her 1705 study of insects, by one of the world's first en... More about this event
 
Scottish Artists 1750-1900: From Caledonia to the ContinentScottish Artists 1750-1900: From Caledonia to the ContinentScottish Artists 1750-1900: From Caledonia to the Continent The Queen has one of the finest collections of Scottish art in the world and Scottish Artists 1750 - 1900: From Caledonia to the Continent, the first exhibition devoted solely to Scottish art in the Royal Collection, gives us all - Queen and commoner - a chance to enjoy it. With a focuses on 1750 to 1900, significant works include Allan Rams2016-05-25T00:00:00+01002016-10-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace,   Birdcage Walk      SW1A 1AA
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Ongoing

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
PRICING  £7.20 (Adults), £6.60 (Over 60/ Student with valid ID), £3.70 (Under 17/ Disabled), Free (Under 5), £18.10 (2 adults and 3 under 17s)
DATES  18th March to 9th October 2016
VENUE  The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace 
The Queen has one of the finest collections of Scottish art in the world and Scottish Artists 1750 - 1900: From Caledonia to the Continent, the first exhibition devoted solely to Scottish art in the Royal Collection, gives us all - Queen and commoner - a chance to enjoy it. With a focuses on 1750 to 1900, significant works include Allan Rams... More about this event
 
Exhibition Short Talk: Architect's Table By William TrotterExhibition Short Talk: Architect's Table By William TrotterNicola Turner Inman discusses the work of William Trotter.2016-05-26T12:00:00+01002016-05-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace,   Birdcage Walk      SW1A 1AA
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Exhibition Short Talk: Architect's Table By William Trotter
Jen Hadfield: MicrocosmicJen Hadfield: MicrocosmicThe poet premieres a piece written especially for this event.2016-05-26T18:30:00+01002016-05-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace,   Birdcage Walk      SW1A 1AA
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Jen Hadfield: Microcosmic
Sir David Wilkie And The Scottish School Of ArtSir David Wilkie And The Scottish School Of ArtAn informative lecture looking at the nineteenth-century Scottish artist.2016-06-01T13:00:00+01002016-06-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace,   Birdcage Walk      SW1A 1AA
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Sir David Wilkie And The Scottish School Of Art
Exhibition Short Talk - The Dying ContrabandistaExhibition Short Talk - The Dying ContrabandistaA talk exploring the opposing influences of Velazquez and of contemporary British painting upon the artist John Phillip.2016-06-02T12:00:00+01002016-06-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace,   Birdcage Walk      SW1A 1AA
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Free EventOn Soon
Exhibition Short Talk - The Dying Contrabandista
Royal College Of Music Short RecitalsRoyal College Of Music Short RecitalsFatima Lahham and Catriona McDermid perform Francesco Barsanti's Sonata in C and Nicola Matteis's 'Ground After The Scotch Humour'.2016-06-08T12:00:00+01002016-06-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace,   Birdcage Walk      SW1A 1AA
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Royal College Of Music Short Recitals
Exhibition Short Talk - The Problems With Nineteenth Century Painting Techniques And MaterialsExhibition Short Talk - The Problems With Nineteenth Century Painting Techniques And MaterialsA talk focusing on the materials and techniques used by David Wilkie.2016-06-09T12:00:00+01002016-06-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace,   Birdcage Walk      SW1A 1AA
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Exhibition Short Talk - The Problems With Nineteenth Century Painting Techniques And Materials
Family Activities: Quiet MorningFamily Activities: Quiet MorningA morning in the gallery designed for children with special educational needs.2016-06-13T09:30:00+01002016-06-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace,   Birdcage Walk      SW1A 1AA
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Family Activities: Quiet Morning
 

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The Nadler Victoria Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £78  34% 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  24% 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 £282  32% 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
 
 
 
 
Royal Mews
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Buckingham Palace Road, SW1A | Same location as Buckingham Palace
The Royal Mews forms part of Buckingham Palace and houses the carriages and horses used by the Queen and the Royal Family for State and ceremonial ... 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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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
 
 
 
Loggia Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
15 Buckingham Gate, Westminster, London SW1E | 2 minutes from Buckingham Palace
... 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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London > Events > Tours  Dates: Wednesday 25th May 2016 - 6.30pm-8pm
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, Birdcage Walk, SW1A | Same location as Buckingham Palace
A British Sign Language tour of the Scottish Artists exhibition....More
 
 
 
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Maria Merians Butterflies
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 15th April to 9th October 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, Birdcage Walk, SW1A | Same location as Buckingham Palace
This exhibition tells the story of Maria Sibylla Merian, "one of the world's most talented scientific illustrators" (The Guardian) through her works in the ...More
 
 
 
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Scottish Artists 1750-1900: From Caledonia to the Continent
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 18th March to 9th October 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, Birdcage Walk, SW1A | Same location as Buckingham Palace
The Queen has one of the finest collections of Scottish art in the world and Scottish Artists 1750 - 1900: From Caledonia to the ...More
 
 
 
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St James 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 ... More
 
 
 
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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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Victoria Palace Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Victoria Street, Victoria, London SW1E | 5 minutes from Buckingham Palace
The exterior of the Victoria Palace is among the most impressive of any theatre in London. Before the advent of air travel, the giant arch, dome ... More
 
 
 
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Tree Council
London > Shopping > House and Garden
71 Newcomen Street, Westminster, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Buckingham Palace
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Charlie's Sweet Emporium
London > Shopping >
Charlie's Sweet Emporium, 21A Buckingham Palace Road, Westminster, London SW1W | 3 minutes from Buckingham Palace
Brilliantly located opposite Buckingham Palace, old fashioned sweet shop, Charlie's Sweet Emporium, offers a range of traditional, handmade and retro sweets, as well as a number ... More
 
 
 
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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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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
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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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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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The Reform Club
London > Nightlife > Pubs
104 Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 10 minutes from Buckingham Palace
Located in the heart of London's traditional Clubland in Pall Mall, The Reform Club was founded in 1836 and was membership was initially restricted to those who ... More
 
 
 
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Punch Bowl
London > Nightlife > Pubs
41 Farm Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 13 minutes from Buckingham Palace
Famous for its famous owner, the Punch Bowl became a celebrity hang-out when Guy Ritchie split up with Madonna. The director of 'Lock, Stock & Two ... More
 
 
 
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Cask & Glass
London > Nightlife > Bars
39 - 41 Palace Street, Westminster, London SW1E | 3 minutes from Buckingham Palace
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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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The Phoenix
London > Business > Venue Hire
14 Palace Street, Victoria, Westminster, London SW1E | 3 minutes from Buckingham Palace
A welcome refuge from the glass and concrete around Cardinal Place in Victoria, The Phoenix is a well respected gastro pub frequented by workers from the ... More
 
 
 
Guards Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Wellington Barracks, Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London SW1E | 3 minutes from Buckingham Palace
The Guards Museum houses a collection of uniforms, colours and artefacts spanning over 300 years of history of the Foot Guards. There are five regiments of ... More
 
 
 
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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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Royal Opera House: Frankenstein
Dance | Until 27th May 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Buckingham Palace

Royal Ballet Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett presents a full-length narrative ballet-adaptation of Mary Shelley's Gothic novel, which deals with ...More

Oedipe
Concerts | Until 8th June 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Buckingham Palace

Johan Reuter, John Tomlinson, Sarah Connolly and Sophie Bevan perform in The Royal Opera House ...More

Frankenstein
Dance | Until 27th May 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Buckingham Palace

The Royal Opera House hosts the world premiere of Liam Scarlett's new full-length ballet, ...More

The Winter's Tale
The Winter's Tale
Dance | Until 10th June 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Buckingham Palace

After creating Alice's Adventures in Wonderland for The Royal Ballet in 2011 - the company's first full length ...More

 
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Buckingham Palace

A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this ...More

 
Bobbi Brown Afternoon Tea at Balthazar
Bobbi Brown Afternoon Tea at Balthazar
Foodie Events | Until 29th September 2016 

Balthazar 2 minutes walk from Buckingham Palace

Plumped up lips made from sponge, chocolate torte as gel eyeliner, and rhubarb and ginger cream lined up like brush-on ...More

 
The Woman In Black
The Woman In Black
Theatre | Until 30th July 2016 

Fortune Theatre 2 minutes walk from Buckingham Palace

One of the less well-known West-End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses since ...More

 
Sicily: Culture And Conquest - Helena Attlee, Dirk Booms And Tom Holland
Exhibitions | On 25th May 2016 

Stanford's 3 minutes walk from Buckingham Palace

Authors discuss the new British Museum exhibition....More

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Theatre | Until 7th January 2017 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from Buckingham Palace

Nominated for a staggering seven gongs in the 2014 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

 
Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots
Theatre | Until 14th January 2017 

Adelphi Theatre 3 minutes walk from Buckingham Palace

Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey ...More

 
 
 
 
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