Buckingham Palace is recognised around the world as the Queen's official London residence and a working royal palace. It has served as the official London residence of the UK’s sovereigns since 1837 and today is the administrative headquarters of the Monarch. The Palace has 775 rooms including 19 State rooms, 52 Royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms.
Although in use for the many official events and receptions held by the Queen, the State Rooms and Garden at Buckingham Palace are open to visitors during the summer months. Enjoy a picnic with views of the Palace or see the magnificent State Rooms on a special guided tour. Advanced booking required.