Evening Tour of the State Rooms
Time Out says
This special evening tour of the State Rooms is selling out fast and there are only 30 places on each tour. Taking place after-hours (from 6pm), the guided tour is more pricey that the daytime tours available during Buckingham Palace's summer opening season, but the ticket also includes a glass of Champagne, a copy of the official guidebook and a 20 percent discount in the shop.
The event itself takes visitors around the rooms used for state, ceremonial or official occasions. The Grand Hall resembles an upmarket hotel foyer and the thrones are surprisingly modest but the Music Room, setting for many royal christenings, is charming, there are some glorious Nash ceilings and among the paintings in the Picture Gallery are Rembrandts, Rubens and Vermeers.