Royal palaces in London

Here is our guide to visiting Buckingham Palace and the other Royal Family residences in London, including Hampton Court Palace, Windsor Castle and Kensington Palace.

Royal palaces in London

> Banqueting House
Banqueting House, the execution site of Charles I, is the only surviving part of Whitehall Palace.
> Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace is the residence of Her Majesty the Queen. Watch the Changing of the Guard.
> Clarence House
Clarence House was built in the early 19th-century for the Duke of Clarence – later King William IV.
> Hampton Court Palace
Hampton Court Palace was home to Henry VIII and William III, and was partly built by Christopher Wren.
> Kensington Palace
Kensington Palace has been used by British royalty for centuries, and was home to Princess Di.
> St. James’s Palace
St. James’s was built by Henry VIII, and has been home to some of England’s finest monarchs.
> Tower of London
Built by William the Conqueror, the Tower of London has the Bloody Tower and Traitor’s Gate.
> Windsor Castle
Windsor Castle is the largest inhabited castle in the world, and is the Queen’s favourite weekend home.

Mansions and Stately homes

Upcoming events in London


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Where:Windsor Castle, Windsor
Visit the State Rooms at Windsor Castle, the world's oldest inhabited castle, and the Royal Family's home for over 1000 years.


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Where:Somerset House, London
The "Old Palaces Tour" at Somerset House will teach you a little bit about three of England's Stuart Dynasty queens.


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Where:Kensington Palace, Kensington
The 'Her Fashion Story' exhibition at Kensington Palace showcases some of the most famous dresses worn by Princess Diana.


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Where:Theatre Royal Haymarket, St. James’s
'Queen Anne' explores the relationship between the Queen of England and Sarah, the pushy Duchess of Marlborough.


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Where:Buckingham Palace, London
Step inside Buckingham Palace and see the State Rooms, lavishly decorated with treasures from the Royal Collection.


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Where:Buckingham Palace, London
Why not combine a visit to the Buckingham Palace Summer Opening with a tour of the Queen's gardens as well?

 
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