Buckingham Palace will reopen to visitors this summer

Caroline Hallemann
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Photo credit: Matthew Lloyd - Getty Images
Photo credit: Matthew Lloyd - Getty Images

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After remaining closed in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, Buckingham Palace will reopen to the public this summer – and from July to September, visitors will be able to explore the grounds of the official residence of the British monarch on self-guided tours for the very first time.

As stated by the Royal Collection Trust, “Visitors will be free to explore a route through the garden that encompasses the 156-metre herbaceous border, plane trees planted by and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and views of the island and its beehives across the 3.5-acre lake.” You can even bring a picnic and dine on the Palace grounds, an experience RCT is describing as a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity”.

For those looking for a bit more of a structured visit, guided tours that focus on the Rose Garden, summer house, and wildflower meadow will also run each day. And on weekends in April and May, there will be additional guided tours of the gardens.

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Starting in May and continuing to September, guided tours inside the Palace will also be available, and visitors can expect to see the State Rooms including the Music Room, the White Drawing Room, the Green Drawing Room, and the Blue Drawing Room. Those tours will include access to the gardens starting in July.

Tickets for all visits to Buckingham Palace are available on the Royal Collection Trust’s website.