Explore Buckingham Palace Garden with unique access this summer - and discover for yourself its sights before enjoying a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to *picnic with views of the Palace. You will be free to wander around the garden’s winding paths at your own pace and experience the beauty and calm of this walled oasis in central London.
Among the many features to discover are the 156-metre Herbaceous Border, the Horse Chestnut Avenue, the plane trees planted by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, and the famous lake with its island that is home to the Buckingham Palace bees.
When you are done exploring, get together with your loved ones and enjoy a *picnic on one of the sweeping lawns overlooking the Palace. You can purchase delicious refreshments from one of the many food stalls dotted around the Garden - or bring your own food and drink.
If bringing your own picnic, please note that the following is not permitted at Buckingham Palace: Alcohol, glassware, sharp-bladed knives, radio/speaker, barbeques, parasols, windbreakers, gazebos, Ball games or similar.
The following is permitted: food and non-alcoholic drink, plastic glasses and paper cups, tableware and cutlery, small picnic baskets and cool bags, blankets and small foldable chairs, personal and golfing sized umbrellas.
All items must be no larger than 55cm x 35 cm to pass through airport-style security scanners.
Once inside the Garden at Buckingham Palace guests can end their visit at their leisure up to closing time on the same day.
Open 9th July to 19th September 2021, Thursday – Monday inclusive