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Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace Road | The Mall, London SW1A 1AA, England (Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park )
44 20 7839 1377
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Ranked #93 of 1,040 attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Gardens
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, City walk sightseeing
Owner description: Surrounded by vast parklands and gardens, this grand palace has been the Royal London residence since Queen Victoria's time, and contains priceless... more » Owner description: Surrounded by vast parklands and gardens, this grand palace has been the Royal London residence since Queen Victoria's time, and contains priceless works of art, fine furniture and decorations that form part of the Royal Collection. « less
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Beirut, Lebanon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A must when in London. This is the origin of all the British respect to the royal family, you can feel the charm and elegance.... If the weather is good, enjoy the park as well

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Title says it all. Nice walk to get there, but it's closed. You can peer through the gate at the beefeater guards, and the more modern ones with machine guns. But that's it. It's iconic. Would have liked to see more of it. eh. Not sure I would go to see the outside of her house - otherwise plain.

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We arrived a little late for the changing of the guard and the whole area was packed. If you don't arrive early you won't stand a chance of seeing it. We came back later on to get the typical tourist photo in front of the gates. Most people take turns getting photos in front of the main gate, unless of... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I have to admit that it wasn't quite what I expected to see, when I first seen it I was reminded of a large prison...very colorless and bland....then the changing of the guard began....and we took pictures with the guards outside the queens entrance....it all became very charming and magical!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Wow the building is huge, very impressive. The grounds are equally fantastic with beautifully planted flower beds. Worth a trip !!

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Funchal, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Great experience for the family to see the changing of the guard, marching solders and the military band playing. I do think as so many people go to see this they could have the bands playing outside of the Palace grounds this I am sure would greatly enhance the spectacle

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Buckingham palace is nice to see but don't expect much except for looking at the beautiful entrance. You won't see much but the palace outside.

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Ptolemaida, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

Not anything fancy or impressive. However, being from Greece and not been used to the type of architecture met in the UK, I really enjoyed my visit there.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Having lived in London for 21 years it was only by chance that I finished lectures early that I was able to join my partner and her family with an afternoon around London. While the weather wasn't fantastic, the stroll along the mall was refreshing. The palace was nice and it was fun watching a procession of cars entering the... More

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California Hot Springs, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I guess I expected a palace to look more, well, royal or something. it kinda looked like a great big library or other grand but normal building.

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