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Address: Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1A 1AA, England
Phone Number: 443031237300
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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, A Royal Welcome.

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I have visited here twice on scheduled tours and have enjoyed every minute. I particularly enjoyed the Queens Gallery.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Sheffield
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29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have visited here twice on scheduled tours and have enjoyed every minute. I particularly enjoyed the Queens Gallery.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

we went on with our 2 girls to see the guard swapping show but it was really disappointing. Tons of people with cameras forming a real wall between the scene and us. Too many people and the show is really no value. Just skip that one and go to visit another place.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful Palace and worth your while to see the changing of the guard which takes place at approximately 11.30 most days. Arrive there an hour before as it attracts large crowds.

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Dundalk
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62 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You tend to stumble across the palace. It doesn't really stand out given the area it's in. Good for a photo opp and to sit down and rest your feet if you've been walking for a while...but that's about it.

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Espoo, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's a nice sight, and specially good to go there when the guard change is ongoing, but other than that usually is pretty crowded.

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London, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

its a great tour...self guided with headphones...you dont get up close and personal with her majesty but you do get a real feel for the place and there are exhibitions which include some of the crown jewels and some personal items which make the tour even better...at the end you exit through the fantastic gardens which give you a feel... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not very impressive if you don't see the guard change, the building is far from the fence, a lot of police

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A trip to london must include a few pics near Buckingham.not much to do here other than take pics,coz palace was closed the time we visited.

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Thank Ritsy B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Warning if you are not going inside then its a bit of a waste of time. There are a few places to take pictures however if you are here for the guard changing then go hang yourself instead , cause thats a waste of time that could be utilised elsewhere. Take a picture by the Fountain and move on seriously!!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Got a tour of the state rooms on the day the queen made history 9th sep 2015. You can do the tour at your own pace .on entry you will be given an electronic guide with headfones you choose your language and it tells you all the information about each room your in.its fascinating from start to finish and your... More 

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