Buckingham Palace

 
 
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Buckingham Palace Road, SW1A 1AA
 
 
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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.



 

Buckingham Palace events

 
Love At The Edge Of The Garden: Pater And The Fete Galante: TalkLove At The Edge Of The Garden: Pater And The Fete Galante: TalkAn informative talk.2015-05-28T12:00:00+01002015-05-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace,   Birdcage Walk      SW1A 1AA
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Love At The Edge Of The Garden: Pater And The Fete Galante: Talk
Changing Of The GuardChanging Of The GuardSoldiers from the Queen's Guard march from Wellington Barracks to the forecourt of the palace accompanied by a band, then proceed to change detail in a ceremony lasting approximately 40 minutes that draws fascinated onlookers from around the world.2015-05-28T11:30:00+01002015-06-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Buckingham Palace ,   Buckingham Palace Road      SW1A 1AA
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Changing Of The Guard
Painting Paradise: The Art Of The GardenPainting Paradise: The Art Of The GardenPainting Paradise: The Art Of The GardenScenes from royal gardens at Buckingham Palace, Whitehall and Hampton Court are shown in Painting Paradise, an exhibition for garden lovers and the green fingered. Featuring works by Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Carl Faberge, Maria Sibylla Merian and more, the exhibition at the Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, uses items from the Royal Coll2015-05-28T10:00:00+01002015-10-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace,   Birdcage Walk      SW1A 1AA
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting
DATES  20th March to 11th October 2015
VENUE  The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace 
Scenes from royal gardens at Buckingham Palace, Whitehall and Hampton Court are shown in Painting Paradise, an exhibition for garden lovers and the green fingered. Featuring works by Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Carl Faberge, Maria Sibylla Merian and more, the exhibition at the Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, uses items from the Royal Coll... More about this event
 
Hildegard Von BingenHildegard Von BingenJoin musicians from the Royal College Of Music for 15-minute recitals exploring a range of music inspired by nature.2015-06-03T12:00:00+01002015-06-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace,   Birdcage Walk      SW1A 1AA
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Hildegard Von Bingen
A Closer Look: The Artist's Technique And Working Methods: DiscussionA Closer Look: The Artist's Technique And Working Methods: DiscussionWith the paintings conservator, Claire Chorley.2015-06-04T12:00:00+01002015-06-04T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace,   Birdcage Walk      SW1A 1AA
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A Closer Look: The Artist's Technique And Working Methods: Discussion
The Gardens Of Evening Mists: Book ClubThe Gardens Of Evening Mists: Book ClubAuthor Lynda Waterhouse discusses Tan Twan Eng's novel.2015-06-09T18:30:00+01002015-06-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace,   Birdcage Walk      SW1A 1AA
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The Gardens Of Evening Mists: Book Club
Dividing Up The Garden: Views Of Chiswick House: TalkDividing Up The Garden: Views Of Chiswick House: TalkWith Rosie Razzall.2015-06-11T12:00:00+01002015-06-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace,   Birdcage Walk      SW1A 1AA
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Dividing Up The Garden: Views Of Chiswick House: Talk
Airs Du CourAirs Du CourJoin musicians from the Royal College Of Music for 15-minute recitals exploring a range of music inspired by nature.2015-06-17T12:00:00+01002015-06-17T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace,   Birdcage Walk      SW1A 1AA
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Airs Du Cour
John Wilson: TalkJohn Wilson: TalkDiscover how the garden has historically been represented in art over 400 years.2015-06-17T18:30:00+01002015-06-17T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace,   Birdcage Walk      SW1A 1AA
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John Wilson: Talk
Painting Paradise D/Deaf: TalkPainting Paradise D/Deaf: TalkDeaf lecturer John Wilson explores the exhibition.2015-06-17T18:30:00+01002015-06-17T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Buckingham Palace ,   Buckingham Palace Road      SW1A 1AA
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Painting Paradise D/Deaf: Talk
 

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Underground Stations

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Victoria Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
St James's Park Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Victoria Railway Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
17 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Arlington House Pure Parking
 
7 minutes walk
 
Carrington Street NCP
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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June in London 2012

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July in London 2012

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London Events for Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee

Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration Buckingham Palace, SW1A 1AA 31st July 2012 - 30th September 2012 This spectacular exhibition at the Ball Supper Room at Buckingham Palace...

 
 
What's on in London 2014

Discover the best of London's entertainment this year with our comprehensive guide to 2014's top events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London in 2014 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

 
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    The Rubens at the Palace Hotel
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £149  37% 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  41% 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
     
     
     
    St James' Court, A Taj Hotel, London
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £99  33% off
    45-51 Buckingham Gate, SW1E | 5 minutes from Buckingham Palace
    When it was built in 1897, this gloriously luxurious hotel was the London home for visiting aristocrats from throughout the world. Now, with its location in ... 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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    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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    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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    Edel Assanti
    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    74a Newman Street, W1T | 8 minutes from Buckingham Palace
    Charlie Fellowes and Jeremy Epstein's Edel Assanti Gallery has evolved since it was first set up in 2009, from a pop-up initiative to a project space ... More
     
     
     
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    McQueen
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 12th May to 6th June 2015
    St James Theatre, 12 Palace Street, SW1E | 3 minutes from Buckingham Palace
    2015 really is the year of Alexander McQueen. Not only is the late designer the subject of a blockbuster V&A exhibition, he's also the inspiration behind ...More
     
     
     
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    Wicked
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st August 2010 to 7th November 2015 - Various Times
    Apollo Victoria Theatre, 17 Wilton Road, Victoria, London SW1V | 7 minutes from Buckingham Palace
    Prepare to see Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West in a whole new light after going to see Wicked, currently showing ...More
     
     
     
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    The 39 Steps
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 14th September 2006 to 31st October 2015 - Various Times
    Criterion Theatre, 218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, St James's, London SW1Y | 13 minutes from Buckingham Palace
    Hitchcock's 1935 movie is a masterpiece of sustained adventure, as the hero - framed for murder - becomes both pursuer and prey for a shadowy international ...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, 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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    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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    John Lobb
    London > Shopping > Shoes
    9 St James's Street, St James's, London SW1A | 7 minutes from Buckingham Palace
    This historic bootmakers in St James's, set up in 1849, may be steeped in history but it's still the place to go for top quality tailor-made ... More
     
     
     
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    Carrara Restaurant at the St James Theatre
    London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
    12 Palace Street, 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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    L'Atelier des Chefs
    London > Education > Adult Education
    19 Wigmore Street, 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, 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 LookOut, Hyde Park
    London > Education > Other Attractions
    Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 22 minutes from Buckingham Palace
    Hidden in a copse of trees in Hyde Park, The LookOut is a tranquil haven in the heart of London. Home to the Isis Education Centre, ... 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, 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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    Two Chairmen Public House
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    39 Dartmouth Street, 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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    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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    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, 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, 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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    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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    Painting Paradise: The Art Of The Garden
    Painting Paradise: The Art Of The Garden
    Exhibitions | Until 11th October 2015 

    The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

    Scenes from royal gardens at Buckingham Palace, Whitehall and Hampton Court are shown in Painting Paradise, an exhibition ...More

     
    Changing Of The Guard
    Leisure | Until 1st June 2015 

    Buckingham Palace

    Soldiers from the Queen's Guard march from Wellington Barracks to the forecourt of the palace accompanied by a band, then ...More

    Comedy Royale With People People And Friends
    Comedy | On 28th May 2015 

    St James Theatre 3 minutes walk from Buckingham Palace

    Jaw dropping improvisational comedy from the Sony Award-winning actor Kerry Shale and stand-up Viv Groskop, together with Mike McShane and ...More

    McQueen
    McQueen
    Theatre | Until 6th June 2015 

    St James Theatre 3 minutes walk from Buckingham Palace

    2015 really is the year of Alexander McQueen. Not only is the late designer the subject of a blockbuster V&A ...More

     
    Billy Elliot
    Billy Elliot
    Theatre | Until 17th December 2016 

    Victoria Palace Theatre 5 minutes walk from Buckingham Palace

    This tale of a boy from a mining community who wants to become a dancer is even more affecting on ...More

     
    Quaglino's Live Lounge feat. RMXD
    Concerts | Until 28th May 2015 

    Quaglino's 9 minutes walk from Buckingham Palace

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    Hot Fingers
    Music | Until 28th May 2015 

    Boisdale Of Belgravia 10 minutes walk from Buckingham Palace

    Hot Fingers excel at everything from the red hot jazz of 1920's New York to the French Coffee House sound ...More

    Sir Neville Marriner And Friends Play For Nepal
    Concerts | On 28th May 2015 

    St James's Church Piccadilly 11 minutes walk from Buckingham Palace

    Past and present members of the Academy Of St Martin In The Fields, including oboist Nicholas Daniel and violinist Kenneth ...More

     
     
     
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