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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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Bach to Baby Family ConcertBach to Baby Family ConcertLiterary & Education, Kids' Workshop.2017-09-25T11:00:00+01002017-09-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace,   Birdcage Walk      SW1A 1AA
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Bach to Baby Family Concert
Charles II: Art & PowerCharles II: Art & PowerThe exhibition shows the rich material world of Charles II's court and the role of the arts in the re-establishment of the Stuart monarchy.2017-12-08T10:00:00+00002018-05-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace,   Birdcage Walk      SW1A 1AA
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Charles II: Art & Power
 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

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

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The Nadler Victoria Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £66  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  38% 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 £289  36% 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
 
 
 
 
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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 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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Nova Victoria
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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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Wellington Arch
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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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Royal Gifts
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During 2016 alone, The Queen carried out over 300 official engagements. On each of these occasions a gift was given or exchanged. After a 65-year reign, ...More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th and 25th August 2017 at 7.30pm & 26th August 2017 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Buckingham Palace , 12 Palace Street, SW1E | 3 minutes from Buckingham Palace
Extracts are performed from four new musicals, One Way, The Edinburgh 7, The Girls Of Downey Hall and Cult!...More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th August to 2nd September 2017 - Various Times
Buckingham Palace , 12 Palace Street, SW1E | 3 minutes from Buckingham Palace
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The Other Palace
London > Entertainment > Theatres
12 Palace Street, SW1E | 3 minutes from Buckingham Palace
Formerly the St. James Theatre, The Other Palace officially opens its doors in February 2017, as part of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Really ... More
 
 
 
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The Other Palace 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 the public in September ... 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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Cardinal Place Shopping Centre
London > Shopping > Shopping Centres
Palace Street, Westminster, London SW1E5JD | 4 minutes from Buckingham Palace
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Truefitt and Hill
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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
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6 St James's Street, St James's, London SW1A | 7 minutes from Buckingham Palace
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12 Palace Street, Westminster, London SW1E | 3 minutes from Buckingham Palace
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BBar & Restaurant
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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 Rubens at The Palace, 39 Buckingham Palace Road, Westminster, London SW1W | 4 minutes from Buckingham Palace
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19 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 21 minutes from Buckingham Palace
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Cookery School
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15B Little Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 21 minutes from Buckingham Palace
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24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 21 minutes from Buckingham Palace
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Green Park
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Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 5 minutes from Buckingham Palace
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Big Bus Company
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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
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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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Greenwood
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W | 5 minutes from Buckingham Palace
A large two floor pub within the Nova Victoria development, Greenwood offers so much more than just beer. As well as a large central bar and ... More
 
 
 
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Two Chairmen Public House
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
39 Dartmouth Street, Westminster, London 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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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
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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
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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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Spencer House
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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
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150 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 8 minutes from Buckingham Palace
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Showcases
Theatre | Until 26th August 2017 

The Other Palace Theatre 3 minutes walk from Buckingham Palace

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Apollo Victoria Theatre 7 minutes walk from Buckingham Palace

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Exhibitions | Until 12th November 2017 

Royal Academy of Arts 11 minutes walk from Buckingham Palace

The Royal Academy of Arts invites you to step into the studio of Henri Matisse this summer, where you'll be ...More

 
Northern Lights Reading Group
Exhibitions | On 24th August 2017 

Waterstone's - Piccadilly 12 minutes walk from Buckingham Palace

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The Phantom of the Opera
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Theatre | Until 14th October 2017 

Her Majesty's Theatre 12 minutes walk from Buckingham Palace

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Comedy | On 24th August 2017 

Comedy Store 14 minutes walk from Buckingham Palace

Comedy from Paul Tonkinson, Dave Fulton, Craig Murray, Luke Toulson and MC Ian Moore....More

David Shrigley: Really Good
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Exhibitions | Until 29th September 2017 

Trafalgar Square 15 minutes walk from Buckingham Palace

The seven-metre-high bronze sculpture of a hand giving a disproportionately long thumbs up, which has the same dark patina as ...More

 
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Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue 15 minutes walk from Buckingham Palace

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Bar Rumba 15 minutes walk from Buckingham Palace

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