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Address: Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1A 1AA, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7839 1377
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Activities: City walk sightseeing, Group tours/walking tour
Description: 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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Centre of London. It is awesome to view Buckingham Palace from the beginning of the road. It would be great if you could get a chance to view the change of guards. There is a park... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Centre of London. It is awesome to view Buckingham Palace from the beginning of the road. It would be great if you could get a chance to view the change of guards. There is a park nearby where you can relax (if summer). There is a statue in front of the Buckingham palace, the best place to take photographs.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We went for the changing of the guard, nothing else. The palace isn't open for public visits although I think it is during the Fall. The changing of the guard wasn't all that exciting. We stood on the steps across from the front gate. You can't stand in front of the gate or in the street. There was a lot... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The palace state rooms were closed so we went to the Royal Mews and The Queens Gallery.... for AUD $40 it was a royal waste of time and money. At least the Mews tour guide was enthusiastic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

NUMBER ONE PRIORITY for all! History, Architecture, Art Work, Everything! Can't imagine going to London and not putting Buckingham Palace on the top of the list.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Did not see much as too many people. The day was very warm 28degrees maybe if it there was a light shower the crowds would have been better

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Wonderful place to visit. We were lucky enough so visit when the Duchess of Cambridge's wedding dress was on display. The palace is beautiful and well worth a visit. You need to book tickets though and get there slightly early as you need to get through the queues and get checks done etc

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

If you in London, yes you want to see palace and all those soldiers, they look awesome but whole "parades " take too long and being honest its lil bit boring and very crowded .Skipping that you steel should have this on the list "to see"

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Magnificent architecture and scale. If you want to see the changing of the guard, get there early and/or stand by the Australia gate.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

On my 10 trip to London we decided to buy the pass to the Buckingham Palace, state rooms, stables, gallery, garden, everything. This requires a considerable commitment of time but it is worth it. You may never do this again! The gallery is amazing, the works of art are encyclopedic and high quality. The labels are better than the standard... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

It's a nice building to see from the outside, but really not much to do other than walk by on the way to something else.

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Address: Address: Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1A 1AA, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7839 1377
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Westminster

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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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