Both the home and working headquarters of the Monarchy, Buckingham Palace is used for the Queen’s official duties, including her weekly Audience with the Prime Minister. As a result, the Palace and its famous State Rooms are only open to visitors during the Windsors’ annual summer holiday to Balmoral (although private tours are available on selected dates). Fortunately, The Royal Mews, home to the Queen’s horses, and The Queen’s Gallery, home to treasures by Rubens and Rembrandt, remain open all year.
Tel: 020 7930 4832
Entry Charges: Admission to The State Rooms, the Royal Mews and The Queen’s Gallery: under 17s £18.85, Adult £30.50-£33.25