The closest station to Buckingham Palace is London Victoria, the terminus for regular services to and from south London, Surrey, Sussex and Kent, as well as for trains to Gatwick Airport. From Victoria you can walk to Buckingham Palace in just 10 minutes – turn left as you leave the station, then turn right and continue down Buckingham Palace Road. Alternatively, take buses 11, 211, C1 or C10 from outside the station, alighting on Buckingham Palace Road.
Surrounded by gardens and parks and facing a long, wide drive, Buckingham Palace feels like a vast country estate transplanted to the heart of London. For more information, visit Buckingham Palace's website.
In June 2022, Her Majesty the Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate 70 years on the throne. From Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June 2022, people across the country will celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. To see if your train is running, as well as the best events to attend, check out our travel guide for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Weekend.
|Staffing level||The staff is available at all times.|
|Travel card zone||London Victoria is in Zone 1|
|Left Luggage phone number||020 3468 4551|
|Left Luggage Website||http://www.lostproperty.org/locations.php|
|Shops note||News agent Flower stall Hairdresser Shoe repairer Wide range of shops Pharmacy Convenience store High street shops Off Licence Passport Photo Booth|
|Telephone types||Cards and coins|
|Station Buffet notes|
Coffee shop Coffee kiosk Public House/Bar Food outlet (Seating available)
The ATM machines are located on the Eastern and Central Concourse (Platforms 1 and 7) and also within a retail outlet on the station (Grosvenor Hotel).
|Bureau de Change||Available|
|Tourist Information Office||Available|
|Nearest station with more facilities|
There is step free access at London Victoria Rail Station to the Victoria Line on the Underground. This can be accessed via the Cardinal Place entrance to the underground.
|Toilets notes||Situated on central concourse and platform 2.|
|Customer Service notes|
Monday-Sunday 07:00-21:50. Via Network Rail Reception.
|Customer help points||Available|
|Carpark name||Station Car Park|
|Carpark operator||APCOA UK Ltd|
|Car parking spaces||107|
|Cycle storage spaces||24|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Available|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Cycle storage notes|
Alongside station entrance, on exit to Wilton Road, On platform 7/8 behind gates
|Cycle storage notes||There are stands available.|
|Step-free access||Step free access is available throughout the whole station.|
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Unavailable|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Unavailable|
|Accessible taxis||Accessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information|
|Accessible taxis notes|
London Victoria station is a major station with taxis usually available on a rank. Advance booking is not normally necessary or even possible, unless arriving early in the morning or late at night. Operators who may accept bookings include:
About Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace has been the official residence of the British royal family since 1837, and offers three experiences for visitors: the Queen’s Gallery, which houses the royal art collection; the Royal Mews, which houses opulent state coaches; and the State Rooms inside the palace itself, which are open for a limited period every summer.
In the Queen’s Gallery, visitors can explore a rotating selection of one of the world’s most important collections of Western fine art, dating back to the Tudors and including many works by Old Masters.
The Royal Mews displays a range of spectacular coaches, including the 18th century Gold State Coach used for coronations. You’ll also see the livery worn by coachmen, and some of the horses used to pull the carriages.
Perhaps best of all – though sadly only open in summer – are the State Rooms, a series of ornate reception rooms that includes the Throne Room. The guided tour is a rare chance to see inside one of London’s most famous and important buildings.