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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 #117 of 1,098 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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127 reviews 127 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Changing of the guard. Pomp & pageantry! Stand on The Mall sidewalks to see the guard and horses pass. Loved the military band!

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Melbourne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

The State Rooms were as magnificent as you would expect, well worth the visit (open summer only) for any royalty/history/art/design buff. The audio tour was informative and interesting without being overlong, probably designed to keep people moving, though there was the opportunity to take it more slowly. The Childhood Exhibition was a personal touch, and it was nice to walk... More

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Conwy, United Kingdom
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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We visited Buckingham Palace a year ago and if you get your ticket stamped on the way out you can visit again within a year for free. You just pay an admin charge. We were so in awe during our first visit at all the grandeur of the staterooms that we so wanted to go again. You cannot help to... More

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Nottingham
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

This visit is one of the best I have done anywhere in the world. I am proud to say it lives up to all expectations that you would have associated with the British Monarchy and its home. It is so well organised (once inside) and the audio tour could not be any better. I'm not really a royalist but found... More

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Witney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We visited the Royal Mews first and to see these wonderful coaches, especially the new Hold Coach, is breathtakingly. Then off to Buckingham Palace. A wonderful tour bringing to life the magic of our lovely Royal family. It was lovely seeing so many rooms and different areas of the palace and magical being part of in this super tour. Take... More

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Livingston, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We purchase tickets directly through The Royal Collection Trust which we had one less line to stand on before entering the gates of Buckingham Palace. The State Rooms, the Queen's Gallery and the Royal Mews were impressive and the tour of Buckingham Palace was interesting to see. My only complaint is that we had to keep waiting on different lines... More

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houghton le spring
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Booked to go to Buckingham Palace very interesting very busy and some amazing sights to be seen. Book on the right site and very reasonable prices.

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

Just returned from a tour of Buckingham Palace State rooms, Royal Mews etc. Feet extremely sore, however very enjoyable day, worth the money, well organised. Plenty of places to sit down on the tour, would advise the free audio tour guide. Customer service excellent, staff all very happy and pleasant. Expect a small delay going into State Rooms with security... More

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England
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I'll keep it brief tickets - easy to order and pay for palace - interesting, informative and well worth the money (although the refreshments at the end are a little pricey but the cakes are yummy!) wouldn't say it was particularly interesting for children Everyone should go once in their life

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We were so excited to be in London during the very short season that Buckingham is open to the public. And what a treat!! Extremely friendly staff, gorgeous state rooms, beautiful collection. It was a wonderful experience and not to be missed!

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