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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 #106 of 1,108 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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New South Wales Australia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

It is just a must do. Don't be put off by the crowds, the police have this well under control. Just go along and enjoy if you are in the area - how can you not visit the palace. The day we went apparently the queen was not in residence. Still a busy place for changing of the guard. Enjoy... More

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chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Each summer, Buckingham Palace is open for eight weeks, usually the end of July to the end of September. This is a well organized tour and you never feel crowded when trying to look at things. We did the Royal Day out at Buckingham Palace, which includes admission to the Queen's Gallery, The Mews and the Palace. Well worth the... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

I have been to London several times but never in August or September so this was an awesome opportunity. We actually visited with a tour we signed up with through Viator and so, got to walk from Westminster to Buckingham Palace with a guide and learned so much!! Buckingham Palace was so beautiful and so amazing!! There was a special... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

For those who want a glimpse of a fraction of the palace, Buckingham opens its doors to commoners for the months of August and September while the queen is staying at Balmoral. One of the highlights of the visit is the Picture Gallery, a long hall showcasing works within the Royal Collection by famous artists such as Rembrandt and Van... More

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Buckingham Palace is great. Make sure you are VERY rested before you go to this. It is LONG. There is a lot to see, so make sure you're well rested for a long day. It's worth it!

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Palm Desert
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Fascinating. We had a guide and I highly recommend it. It mostly was a walk through of the roped off areas to show off the children's playthings and some rooms for general celebrations or meetings. I understand because they still live there but had hoped for a fuller picture of life in that castle. Fun gift shop.

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

This is an excellent and informative tour which is offered only during the two months that the queen is at Balmoral in Scotland, usually August and September. It is very well organized and the crowd control is such that you can move about and see everything easily. The sculptures and paintings are beautiful, and the historical information is most interesting.... More

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Suffolk, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Been meaning to visit the Palace State rooms for years. It was truly a memorable experience. Can't believe we have actually walked in the footsteps of Kings and Queens of England. The ceilings and chandeliers were magnificent. Particularly enjoyed the dining room and the music room. The audio guide was a real help too with lots of information. After the... More

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Auckland
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We did the 19 state room tour which came with an audio guide. Entry was a bit pricey, but I've always wondered what it looked like inside and it was exactly how I imagined - even better. Very extravagant but no photos allowed. The garden cafe at the end of the tour was a bit random. The gift store had... More

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

guards said not to buy tickets ahead of time and as a result spent about 1 and half hours in line no restrooms until end of tour, so a wait of about 3 to 4 hours.

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