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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 #76 of 851 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
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

On our first visit in 2008, we were lucky enough to see the changing of the guards. So impressive! This visit, we saw the changing of the horse guards, which is equally impressive.

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Key West, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

This attraction is only open for a short time each year, in the summer, so grab it while you can. Prices are quite high, but for a unique attraction like this, it's a fair price to pay. It has all the expected bells & whistles, plus a few nice touches that please greatly. It falls into a category like religious... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Beautiful building and it´s surrounded by many parks and lakes, it´s nice to walk around, take some pictures in the Canada Gate and some other places near by. Check the times for the changing of the guard, and arrive an hour earlier probably, it wil be full of people. It last around 25 minutes, it´s not great, but you should... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Check for times and dates of the changing of the guard. We got there about 15 minutes before and it was packed. It lasted about an hour or so. Guards come in from both sides, play some music, horses are last. All gates are used by part of the guard so you will get a picture. Watch for pickpockets, they... More

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Nutley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

We had a great day wandering around the palace. We booked in advance as we had heard tickets were hard to come by. We went on the last weekend of the season and it was very, very busy. The only negative is the amount of people using the audio tour - it got very annoying hearing it thorough other peoples... More

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Howell, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

The Queen was at home during our visit, so we were unable to go inside. We were able to view the exterior from a considerable distance, and that somewhat reminded me of looking at a postcard. We attempted to watch the changing of the changing of the palace guard on Halloween morning which was on an unseasonably warm an sunny... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Idyllic. From Park Lane hotel... Walked around the outside of Buckingham Palace on a weekday morning at around 7am. Blue skies, Green parks and trees. Clean, expansive, quiet but not empty. Just as good for a few minutes outside - and walking around.... Free of charge - and charming in every way. Cool, sunny London June morning, Wonderful. For some... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

We were there in September when the Queen is away in Scotland, so we were able to get tickets to tour Buckingham Palace. Very interesting. Lots of artwork and historical artifacts. The decor is not lavish, but it is lovely and well worth seeing. Just being in the Palace is amazing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

beautiful building with big fence. Very beautiful parks outside it. We waited for change of guard for about 1hr with 200 other fellow enthusiastic visitors. Disappointed, couldn't view change of guard properly... Yes the building is worth a picture , walk in the parks and museums around it. But if you want to watch change of guard please visit Change... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Simply wonderful - amazing to see - well organised - and fab souvenirs!!! Loved it and would highly recommend for the art the gardens and the whole experience!!!

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