Tower of London
Jonathan Perugia / Time Out

Royal London

Have a royal time in the capital with our guide to regal venues, palaces and events in London

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From royal-themed walks and tours, to castles, palaces and events to mark the Queen's birthday, Time Out's guide to royal London has everything you need to know to have a right royal time.

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Royal locations to visit in London

Buckingham Palace
Attractions

Buckingham Palace

As the home of the Queen, the palace is usually closed to visitors, but you may view the interior for a brief period each summer while the Windsors are away on...

Kensington Palace
Attractions

Kensington Palace

Acquired by William and Mary in 1689, Kensington Palace was radically altered first by Sir Christopher Wren and again in the reign of George I, when William...

Tower of London
Attractions

Tower of London

Despite the exhausting crowds and long climbs up stairways, this is one of Britain's finest historical attractions. Who would not be fascinated by a close-up...

Westminster Abbey
Attractions

Westminster Abbey

The cultural significance of Westminster Abbey is hard to overstate, but also hard to remember as you’re shepherded around, forced to elbow fellow...

Household Cavalry Museum
Museums

Household Cavalry Museum

This museum within the historic Horse Guards building affords a behind-the-scenes look at the work that goes into the ceremonial duties and operational role of...

Royal Museums Greenwich
Museums

Royal Museums Greenwich

On this Greenwich Park site you'll find the National Maritime Museum, the Queen's House, which was designed in 1616 by Inigo Jones but not completed until...

Hampton Court Palace
Attractions

Hampton Court Palace

Henry VIII had many homes, but this one positively oozes historical drama. Shakespeare performed here and Cromwell made it his home after the Civil War. The...

St Paul’s Cathedral
Attractions

St Paul’s Cathedral

The passing of three centuries has done nothing to diminish the magnificence of St Paul's Cathedral, Christopher Wren's masterpiece and London's most famous...

Wander through London's Royal Parks

Hyde Park
Attractions

Hyde Park

At 1.5 miles long and about a mile wide, Hyde Park is one of the largest of London's Royal Parks. The land was appropriated in 1536 from the monks of...

Kensington Gardens
Attractions

Kensington Gardens

At the end of the seventeenth century, William III – averse to the dank air of Whitehall Palace – relocated to Kensington Palace and consequently,...

Regent's Park
Attractions

Regent's Park

Regent's Park is one of the city's most popular open spaces, covering 410 acres in north-west London. Originally a hunting ground for Henry VIII, it remained a...

St James's Park
Attractions

St James's Park

St James's Park was founded as a deer park for the royal occupants of St James's Palace, and remodelled by John Nash on the orders of George IV. The central...