Visiting Buckingham Palace: what are the nearest Tube and train stations - closest links to Queen residence
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Queen Elizabeth reigned on the throne for 70 years and has been described by new UK prime minister Liz Truss as the “rock on which modern Britain was built”.
Thousands of people have visited Buckingham Palace to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II and also to welcome Charles and Queen Consort Camilla.
But where is Buckingham Palace and what is the easiest way to travel there?
Where is Buckingham Palace?
Buckingham Palace is located in the heart of Westminster in London and is the focal point of the British monarchy.
It attracts tourists from all over the world to absorb the history of the Royal family.
The postcode for Buckingham Palace is SW1A 1AA.
What Tube stations are near Buckingham Palace?
There are five main Tube stations which are situated around Buckingham Palace.
These include Westminster (Circle, District and Jubilee lines), St James Park (Circle and District Lines), Victoria (Victoria, Circle and District Lines), Hyde Park Corner (Piccadilly Line) and Charing Cross (Bakerloo and Northern Lines).
What is the closest Tube station to Buckingham Palace?
The closest walk to the palace is from St James’ Park station or The Victoria Station.
When walking from St James’ Park station you will have a ten minute walk to get to the Palace although there is also the option to walk through St James’ Park and admire the views such as the lake and the Churchill War Rooms.
Likewise the Victoria station is also situated around 10 minutes away from Palace and it offers a view of Queen’s Gallery, the Royal Mews and St James’ park.
What is the nearest train station to Buckingham Palace?
The fastest way to get to Buckingham Palace via train is to arrive at the London Victoria Station. From Victoria you can walk to Buckingham Palace within 10 minutes.
What to do at Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace has served as the official residence of the British Royal Family since 1837. The State Rooms at Buckingham Palace are opened to the public every summer.
Buckingham Palace has historically been a focal point for a number of significant landmarks and celebrations.
Over the years there have been music concerts in the garden of Buckingham Palace to commemorate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee in 2002, Diamond Jubilee in 2012 and Platinum Jubilee in 2022.
Buckingham Palace is open to the public for the summer and also hosts a limited number of tours during December, January and Easter each year.
What are the prices to visit Buckingham Palace?
You can purchase a ticket to visit the palace on the Royal Collection Trust website. Here are the prices to visit the Palace:
Adult - £30
Young person (18-24 years old) - £19.50
Children (5-17 years old) - £16.50
Disabled - £16.50
Under 5 - Free
Alternatively there is also the option to purchase a Royal Day Out which grants access to Buckingham Palace, the Royal Mews and The Queen’s Gallery all in one day. Here are the prices for the Royal Day Out:
Royal Day Out
Adult - £55
Young Person(18-24 years old) - £36
Child (5-17 years old) - £30
Disabled - £30
Under 5 - Free