Every August and September, Buckingham Palace opens its doors, giving you a chance to explore the amazing art, décor and history within.
The Buckingham Palace Summer Opening is an unmissable opportunity to explore the palace's grand State Rooms, where The Queen and Royal Family entertain their guests on state, ceremonial and official occasions.
Elaborately decorated with chandeliers, candelabra and fine art, the 19 State Rooms display top pieces from the Royal Collection, including paintings by Van Dyck and Canaletto, exquisite Sèvres porcelain and some of the finest English and French furniture in the world.
Special exhibitions are also regularly held in the State Rooms, with previous showcases including The Queen's Coronation 1953, Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration and The Royal Wedding Dress: A Story of Great British Design.
You can combine your visit with a guided tour of the tranquil palace garden, to see the famous herbaceous border, wisteria-covered summer house, Rose Garden and tennis court, where King George VI and Fred Perry played in the 1930s.
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