Buckingham Palace's Interior Is Even More Incredible Than Its Exterior

I'll just camp out in the Throne Room, thanks.

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Since 1837, under the reign of Queen Victoria, Buckingham Palace has been the main residence for the British Royal Family . Looking at the spectacular exterior, it's pretty easy to see how the likes of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip could have worked and lived there for so long (and why Queen Victoria insisted on changing its name from the more humble Buckingham "House"). But simply viewing the palace from the outside hardly does it justice. Because if you think the outside is absolutely breathtaking, you'll be amazed by just how incredible the inside looks, too.

All that's left to do now is add London to your next European travel itinerary and get to booking a tour of the Queen's royal residence ASAP. Here's everything you need to know about the palace before doing so.

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How many rooms are in Buckingham Palace?

This royal palace is so massive, it includes...wait for it...775 rooms in total. Yes, I mean it. With 52 Royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 19 State rooms, 92 offices, and 78 bathrooms, there are still 346 other miscellaneous rooms—including, of course, the ballroom and throne room.

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Is Buckingham Palace open to the public?

For about 10 weeks each summer (from July 20 to September 29), Buckingham Palace is open to anyone in the public with tickets. Additionally, there are limited tours given in December, January, and and around Easter annually.

How do I get tickets to visit Buckingham Palace?

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Tickets to tour Buckingham Palace are available for purchase online with a variety of tour options. The cheapest option, which includes Standard Admission for a tour of the State Rooms, costs about $31.08 (£25.00) for adults, $28.35 (£22.80) for those over 60 and students, $17.41 (£14) for anyone under 17 or with disabilities, and free under 5 years old.

Guests can also buy Royal Day Out passes, which are said to be the best value and most complete Buckingham Palace experience. These passes, which cost no more than $55.96 (£45) for adults, admits guests to tour the State Rooms (two hours and 15 minutes), The Queen's Gallery (one hour and 15 minutes), and the Royal Mews (one hour). In total, you'll spend approximately four and a half hours touring the Buckingham Palace with the Royal Day Out tickets.

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