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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 1,085 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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Northwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Great tour of the state rooms, make sure you take the free audio tour to get lots of information about each room.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

It appears as though you need to arrive early. But another way to "skin this cat/must see site" is to follow the band from St James Palace (11:20 ish) along their route to Buckingham. Snap a few photos as you run along side! THEN - when you're trying to get closer to the action/palace gates - wait until the police... More

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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Though I visited London several times,this was my first time to see change of the guards.i could not see well as it was overcrowded but I got the feeling of great tradition .i recommend to arrive on hour before the change starts at11.30am to get a good site to watch and take photos

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This has to be the best value for money in town. The visit to the state rooms at Buckingham Palace cost just £19.75 each and if you buy via the official web site site you can have unlimited access for the next 12 months. We went last year and used the free entry to go back today and see the... More

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Derby
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Unless you want to watch the changing of the guard (which is very busy), you only need to spend 5 minutes here. Of course it is worth a visit, it's one of the centres of the British Monarchy and while you don't need long I certainly think if your in London you should spare the small amount of time needed... More

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This is a ceremony people have grown up seeing in their life times. While we were in London it was a must see event for us also. We fully enjoyed every bit of the ceremony and kept relaxing in the lawns of the palace for quite some time. It will be a good idea to bring some snacks with you... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Popped by the palace while looking at all the tourist places while on holiday. Huge palace with large gates. Well worth a visit and take a few photographs. P. Martini Sydney, Australia

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Williamstown, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The palace is very average. The only cool thing about it is knowing royalty lives inside. We went to see the changing of the guards and found it slightly boring. It took about 1 1/2 hours and we could only see the guards for approx 15 mins. I would recommend getting there very early so you could get a spot... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Buckingham Palace wasn't open to the public the day I saw it, but it was still amazing to be out the front of one of the world's most famous palaces. It's very busy, especially around the time of the Changing of the Guards, but other than that, really cool to see and totally accessible - you can see everything from... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Except changing of the guards, there is nothing special about the place. Hyped up place, full of tourists and pickpockets.

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