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Address: Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1A 1AA, England
Phone Number: +44 303 123 7300
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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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Beautiful palace, large tourist crowd

Be prepared for a large crowd. The palace is huge. The Changing of the Guard it's a sight to see. You can walk along st.james Park

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You must go to Buckingham palace in London just to say you have seen it, but it's not all that exciting. Organise to go at the changing of the guards if you like, but it will be much busier, especially in summer. I recommend pairing it with a walk from Big Ben or Westminster Abbey and then following on through... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Be prepared for a large crowd. The palace is huge. The Changing of the Guard it's a sight to see. You can walk along st.james Park

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Nieuwegein, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The surrounding of this palace is great, palace itself a bit old. The changing of the guards is well worth to visit.

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A very interesting place to visit in particular for people with some knowledge of British history or who wish to learn more about the royal family. Rooms and furniture intriguing. Audio guide use is strongly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Buckingham Palace is one of the royal family’s residences located in the city of Westminster in London. This 150+ years old is the gathering point for the British people for the country’s merriment and celebration and in times of grieving. It seems indestructible with its fortress like appearance but it was actually partially damaged by a German bomb during World... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a must! I have to say the changing of the guards last a little longer than we all wanted. Not sure if it's always that long. Didn't help that it was very cold outside. Wish I had a selfie stick..never thought I would say that. Go get one then head on over there. This way you don't have... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cant come to London without seeing Buck House. Walked past many times and always a hive of activity. Clearly iconic.

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Hastings, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's another amazing icon of the monarchy! Brought back so many memories of watching footage of so many of the royal family that it was amazing to be standing outside its gates. Got to see the guards in their winter uniforms and the grounds/park around the palace are simply beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Always wanted to visit so booked online. It was so beautiful and a lovely place to visit. Definitely a must but must be pre booked.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We rode around Buckingham Palace. The grounds are very private but from the City tour bus on the second story, we were able to see two horse-drawn carriages on their way to the Palace in all of they regalia.

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