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Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1A 1AA, England (Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park )
+44 20 7839 1377
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Buckingham Palace Tour Including Changing of the...
85%
Ranked #74 of 853 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Gardens, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, City walk sightseeing
Owner description: Buckingham Palace serves as both the office and London residence of...
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Gardens, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, City walk sightseeing
Owner description: 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, Royal Childhood.
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Buckingham Palace really does make you proud to be British. It is beautiful both inside and out and is a testament to British culture. I have visited three times and also walked within the gardens. it is a national treasure and long may it be so.

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Detroit, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

I had to see it, right? After touring Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace, this tour just didn't measure up. If you have to make choices in which palaces to see, I'd remove this from the list. Take pictures outside.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

The place is just nice to visit and make a couple of photos. Interesting is not and the architecture is also nothing spectacular.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Once a year in the fall, the Palace is open for tours & it's worth it! They also have various special events like the queens jubilee or different celebrations where there are extra things on display. When the palace isn't open its just something to "look at" from a far and it's beautiful, but not all that spe ail. But,... More 

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Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Words and Pictures cannot do this palace justice. It is so very beautiful, and loaded with history. We arrived early and was the first group inside, so there was no rush and they do you a favor by not allowing any cameras, as it wold detract you from all the wonderful, art, furnishings, mirrors, lamps wallpaper, etc, etc....Do yourself a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Whenever someone comes to my house as a guest from anywhere. I always take them here to see it and enjoy the beautiful artwork and collection from around the world of precious things. Simply the best.

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Hong Kong, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

This is the most crowded place in London everyday 365 days. The guards are just human....not sure what so interesting about guard changing... It's way more interesting to see the birds and gease and squirrels in the nearby park St james Park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

If you are thinking of going to the palace in dec/jan 2014-15 then you will have the opportunity to go on a small 20-30 people guided tour of the state rooms. A 2 hour private guided tour costing around £75 a person that shows you quite simply the most amazing and beautiful architecture and decor of inside the palace that... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

If you ever been to Hampton Court Palace or Windsor castle and think they're impressive, be sure to head down here with an exclusive tour to the state rooms. It's worth every penny to visit them with history revisited. The tour guide was very knowledgeable, relating to us about the its history and those art pieces collected by the royal... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

You can't come to London without seeing the changing of the gurd here at lest, this time of year however the palace is closed to visitors, I would recommend going to th he Q gift shop, wonderful things to take home, I love to so I got a wonderful 3 tier tea tray and a lovely tea pot, walk the... More 

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