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You Can Picnic In The Buckingham Palace Gardens For The First Time Ever

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You Can Picnic In The Buckingham Palace Gardens For The First Time Ever

Ever fancied having lunch at Buckingham Palace? Well, now you can.

The royal residence is set to open its gates for the first time in its history for the public to explore its stunning gardens for picnics and self-guided tours.

The palace greenery is ready to explore from today to members of the public, who must pre-book in advance.

You can now take a picnic on the grounds for the first time ever (Credit: PA Images)
You can now take a picnic on the grounds for the first time ever (Credit: PA Images)
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Tickets cost £16.50 for adults, while a child's ticket is £9. Under five's go free.

Because of the site's overwhelming popularity, additional dates have been made available until September-time, when the gardens are expected to close.

Must-see sights on the palace grounds include the famous Rose Garden and wildflower meadow, as well as the summer house.

The newly-public area of Buckingham Palace will see guests also enjoy the 156-metre Herbaceous Border, the Horse Chestnut Avenue, as well as views across the grounds's 3.5-acre lake.

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Tickets are £16.50 per adult (Credit: PA Images)
Tickets are £16.50 per adult (Credit: PA Images)

Guests are invited to bring a picnic to enjoy on the lush green lawns after they've finished exploring

While trips to the gardens include daily talks by palace wardens and trails for families to enjoy, more activities will be launching as we go full swing into the summer season.

From 19th July, art and craft activities will be available for those with children on Mondays. The grounds will also be part of two Family Festival days on August 26 and 30, with warden-led family tours.

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To coincide with the gardens opening its gates, the Royal Collection Trust has released a new range of summertime picnic-inspired products.

You can also take tours of the gardens (Credit: PA Images)
You can also take tours of the gardens (Credit: PA Images)

The items feature a design inspired sunny summer flowers, with the range including a picnic blanket, a sandwich bag, cotton napkins and a reusable water bottle.

A visitor services warden for the Royal Collection told the Mail: "It's an offer that we've never offered before.

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"It's an exciting prospect to allow people to come in and picnic in the gardens and explore to their own leisure.

"We're sort of in an oasis within the centre of London so not many people realise it's here or how big it is either. It's the largest private garden in London, so I feel like we've got lots of secrets to tell people."

You can find more details here.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: UK News, Life News, News, Royals

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