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Buckingham Palace

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Address: Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1A 1AA, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7839 1377
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Activities: City walk sightseeing, Group tours/walking tour
Description: Buckingham Palace serves as both the office and London residence of Her...
Buckingham Palace serves as both the office and London residence of Her Majesty The Queen. It is one of the few working royal palaces remaining in the world today. During a visit to Buckingham Palace, visitors can see the nineteen magnificent State Rooms, which provide the setting for ceremonial occasions and official entertaining. All rooms are furnished with many of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection. A visit also includes entry to the special exhibition, Royal Childhood.
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Buckingham Palace state rooms

Buckingham Palace is an amazing place to visit. After a leisurely walk down the Mall from Trafalgar Square on a sunny afternoon we stopped and had lunch next to the Victoria... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Buckingham Palace is an amazing place to visit. After a leisurely walk down the Mall from Trafalgar Square on a sunny afternoon we stopped and had lunch next to the Victoria memorial before visiting the Palace state rooms. After buying our tickets the wait was short & the staff friendly and helpful. We opted for the audio tour which is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Loved seeing the guards and one of the world's most famous buildings up close. It's worth a wander through Hyde Park to get there. We were only in London for a short time but made a detour to go past. Avoid if you dislike crowds. It's very busy!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We wanted to see the changing of the guard ceremony, but I swear people must have camped out to get the spots they got. When we got there the place was swarming with people and I thought we were going to be trampled to death. Nightmare. Once the changing of the guard was over, we were able to take in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We walked to Buckingham Palace from Trafalgar Square on a rainy morning and just happened to get there when they do the changing of the guards around 10:30. It was super crowded and it was suggested to get there by 10 to actually get a good view. We climbed up on to the fence on the far south end to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We went to Buckingham palace to see the building and actually got to see the queen and Prince Charles leaving for a state affair. It was absolutely brilliant. Unfortunately can't post a video here but we got a few of the procession

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Yet another first for my wife, visiting the UK for her first time. Even though we were relatively late arriving we were privileged to witness the arrival at the Palace of Her Majesty from just a few feet away. This was almost immediately followed by the Changing of the Guard which was only marginally spoilt by a crass female American... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Long walk down Birdcage Walk but Wife loved seeing Queens House. Walked back through Green Park, Very nice area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Buckingham Palace is another must see in London and the best of all is to watch the changing guard ceremony and other activities around there. Since so many people there and you need to be there early in order to get a better position to film and watch. Taking underground train is the best transport to this destination and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful Building - visited by people from all over the world. A fantastic tourist attraction . Lovely restaurants and coffee shops nearby.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

It was an absolute delight to attend her majexty's garden party. Wonderful day and experience. The afternoon tea was exquisite and would recommend anyone to attend should they be given the opportunity.

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If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square, and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just up the road as well. As captivating as the architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.
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