Top Royal London Attractions

Sample the lives of the Kings and Queens of England with a visit to these top royal London attractions.

If you were a king or queen for the day in London, what would you do? Ride around in a carriage made out of gold, wear the world's most famous diamond on your head, or marry six wives (and have two beheaded)? 

From regal robes and crown jewels to sumptuous state apartments and ceremonial carriages, here's where to go in London for an insight into British royalty throughout the ages.

Buckingham Palace Tour

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The Queen's official London residence has a whopping 775 rooms. It is one of the few working royal palaces remaining in the world today. The lavishly decorated State Rooms of the Palace are open to visitors during the summer months, and you can visit all year round to see the famous Changing The Guard. Read More

Kensington Palace

Front of Kensington Palace and its gardens
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Kensington Palace is one of the most intriguing of the Historic Royal Palaces. Discover stories from Queen Victoria's life in the Victoria Revealed exhibition; master courtly games in the King's State Apartments; glimpse a modern Princess in an exhibition of Diana's dresses; and uncover the secrets of a fragile dynasty in the Queen's State Apartments.

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Royal Mews

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The Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace is a working stable, and home to the royal collection of historic coaches and carriages, as well as the cars used for state occasions. The most dazzling of all the coaches on display is the Gold State Coach, used as part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations in 2002.

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The Queen's Gallery

Dedicated to works of art from the Royal Collection, The Queen's Gallery was constructed 40 years ago at Buckingham Palace, out of the bomb-damaged ruins of a chapel. In addition to gems from the Royal Collection (which is held in trust by the Queen for the nation), there's a changing programme of temporary exhibitions.

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Tower of London

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Take a tour with one of the Yeoman Warders around the Tower of London, one of the world's most famous buildings. Discover its 900-year history as a royal palace, prison and place of execution, arsenal, jewel house and zoo! Gaze up at the White Tower, tiptoe through a medieval king's bedchamber and marvel at the Crown Jewels.

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Hampton Court Palace

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The most famous resident of Hampton Court Palace was King Henry VIII. Each of his six wives stayed here; indeed, this is where he proposed to Jane Seymour (wife No 3). Inside, costumed guides bring the palace's 500 years of Royal history to life. Outside in the formal gardens, you can have fun getting lost in the magnificent maze.

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Household Cavalry Museum

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You've seen Changing of the Guard, now look behind the scenes at the work that goes into the ceremonial duties and operational roles of the Household Cavalry. Watch troopers working with their horses in the original 18th-century stables and browse a collection representing more than 300 years of military history.

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Kew Palace

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Located in the lush botanical gardens, Kew Palace was the residence of George II's daughters, then family home of George III. Inside the most intimate of the royal palaces, everything is just as it was during George's reign; the riot of colour in the authentically re-created rooms give you a real feel for the life of this royal family.

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Where the Royals Shop: Royal Warrant Holders in London


Shop at the same places as The Queen, at London's Royal Warrant holders. Royal Warrants are a mark of recognition for those who have supplied goods or services for at least five years to the Households of HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh or HRH The Prince of Wales. The warrants are held by organisations in all sorts of industries. 

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A Map of Royal London

Buckingham Palace
The Queen's official London residence is open to visitors in the summer months
Front of Kensington Palace and its gardensKensington Palace
Home to the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection and the magnificent State Apartments, as well as a display about Queen Victoria
Royal Mews
The Royal Mews is a working stable and home to the royal collection of historic coaches
Queen's Gallery
Admire works of art from the Royal Collection at The Queen's Gallery in Buckingham Palace
Tower of LondonTower of London
Discover the secrets of 900 years of royal gossip at the historic Tower of London
Hampton Court Palace
Discover 500 years of Royal history at Hampton Court Palace and explore its beautiful gardens and famous maze
Kew Palace
Kew Palace is the most intimate of London's royal palaces; it's now preserved as it was in Georgian times
Household Cavalry Museum
You've seen Changing the Guard; now look behind the scenes