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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 #116 of 1,100 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Mercer Island, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

Not high on my list but it turned out to be one of the better places we saw. The state rooms were beautiful and the art was fabulous.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Everybody loves to have a look around a nice house, well it's the same here, just on a grand scale, a very grand scale. We all see the queen on television, but to be so up close, and to browse around her Majesty's home, it all seemed a little unreal, if not to say overwhelming. After seeing so many things... More

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Green Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I've never been allowed to visit the White House in Washington, D.C., but this summer I got to see the Queen's palace, Buckingham Palace, while she was in Scotland. The palace is only open for 7 weeks in the summer, and we were fortunate to get tickets while we were in London. You're given a time and we showed up... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

At 25 years of age, I can't believe that I waited until now to visit this famous building. We visited the State Rooms and we were able to listen to a pre-recorded audio tour via some headphones which were included within the price of admission. It was interesting to see some artefacts belonging to the Royal Family, and to learn... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We did the State Rooms tour. The childhood exhibit was wonderful. The audio guide was totally unexpected for us, and it was fantastic. Plenty of staff were on hand to deal with questions too. A couple of things to be aware of- there is airport-style security here: remove coats, belts, etc. I would also recommend visiting as early as possible-... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I walked to the palace in the early evening hours. The tourist traffic was minimal even in August. It was great to wander around the area and watch the guards pace off their routine in the front of the palace gates. Then the lights began to come on and the scene became magical. It was a great way to first... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I had friends staying with me who expressed an interest on visiting the Palace. Tickets were easy to book and time slots given. The whole tour was well organised, with plenty of information available and good head set explanations. All the staff were very helpful but unobtrusive; just pleased to add additional details if needed. This was also evident in... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Really well organised, cld make it as fast or as slow as you wanted. given really good listening devices, but the kids got fab touch screens ones with videos, pictures & interactive quizzes on too. All the staff were immaculate & polite. Its a shame you cant take pictures in there because its amazing to see. the rooms are huge... More

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coulsdon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Visited august 2014, had a fantastic day. Tickets purchased via lastminute.com all stately rooms available to view are amazing. Self guide/headphones tour which works well as you can wander at your own pace. Cafe at gardens was a welcome end as no refreshments or toilets available.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This tour was better than I expected, the audio pack which you pick up at the entrance which accompanied the tour was free and excellent and easy to follow and very informative, and although it was very busy the way in which the tour flowed worked and kept everyone moving at a nice relaxed pace and you didn't feel as... More

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