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 became the first British Monarch to celebrate 70 years on the throne. From Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June 2022, people across the country celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at Buckingham Palace.
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.