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Address: Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1A 1AA, England
Phone Number: 443031237300
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Buckingham Palace serves as both the office and London residence of Her...

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, A Royal Welcome.

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This is a must if you are going to visit London. THe views are great as well as the history. The food isn't bad either.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a must if you are going to visit London. THe views are great as well as the history. The food isn't bad either.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I went to see the Buckingham palace during the morning when the guards where changing. It is an interesting event. The view is also spectacular, from the garden, from the park...

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County Kildare, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not much to see really. That said we were there for part of the changing of the guard - can't complain - something for free in expensive London!

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went to Buck House for a graden tea a party and boy was the whole thing impressive. Huge building and a long walk over the gravel to reach the main entrance. The gardens are a peaceful oasis in the hectic capital. Wonderful afternoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were there on a Sunday and at noon they have a grand marching band that plays into the streets. Packed with people but everyone could get a good look. Just walk over and check the place out.

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Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were lucky enough to get a spot along the gate to see the changing of the guard. Extra bonus - got to see the queen's carriages too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I finally made it to England and of course you can't visit without goint to Buckingham Palace. I was fortunate to be there when a member of the Royal Family arrived with a large entourage and plenty of press covering the event. It was an amazing feeling to be standing in front of this historical palace. If you don't like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have never been into the palace but the view from the gate never fails to disappoint and is spectacular especially if you happen on a nice day and time it right for the changing of the guards fantastic photo opportunities and only a stones throw away from hyde park

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Every summer the staterooms are opened to the public and we get to ogle at the settings, the crockery and cutlery that were used to entertain the likes of Barack Obama. Unmissable.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is great to see as the typical London sightseeing experience but to be honest you can't see much. You might see the guards marching up and down a bit but that's about it. It's nice to go to say you've been but I wasn't there for more than 10 minutes - an obligatory photo and that's it. Green Park,... More 

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If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square, and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just up the road as well. As captivating as the architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.
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