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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 #119 of 1,084 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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Dudley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I loved the tour and also the audio tour which i thought was very educational and a really great experience and would love to go again

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

My sister and I loved everything about London and the Palace was great. The gardens are beautiful ,and the tour staff was super great about telling the history of the palace and royal family.

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Sachse, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

The palace is fabulous and the Changing of the Guard make the visit unforgettable. The guards entertain the visitors with marching and music. We got to the palace about 9:15 AM for the front row at the fence and the Changing of the Guard started at 11:30 AM. Do not miss it.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We went past Buckingham Palace quite early in the morning, so it wasn't as busy. But I certainly have to say that it is much more impressive in real life. Well worth the visit, amazing experience. Lots of pictures guaranteed!

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Rothesay, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I never thought I would be there! The garden party was held in the gardens.The back of the palace was as wonderful as the front. So peaceful. It was so well organised, and there was plenty of soft drinks available during the afternoon. 6000 Red Cross volunteers and staff were there. The weather was wonderful, great company, and then the... More

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Bala, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

The Changeing of the Guard is a very exiteing sight to behold, very smart uniforms, shiney boots all in step,. You could only find this in Britain, how lucky are we.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

I´m not much into the royal families, but got to admit that Buckingham Palace is a beautilful and very impressive building, loved watching the architecture and loved looking at the horse guards

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

What can you say about a major world tourist destination that never gets old? It's gorgeous, well-maintained and brilliant.

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Toronto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We were there 40 min before the changing of the guards, and we left very quickly! There were hundreds of people waiting already, and as we walked away there were busloads of people making their way over there, so if you don't like crowds like me, don't go there between 10 am and 12 pm. I don't know what it's... More

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Visited the palace and was surprised how small it is. You can't enter it for free and you need to take out a small loan to enter with a family. Go early for changing of the guard though maybe better goto the one at prince Williams old residence.

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