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Address: Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1A 1AA, England
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+44 303 123 7300
9:15 am - 6:45 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:15 am - 6:45 pm

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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The view from outside was awesome.

Would definitely go back to London to see the palace when its open for the public. The palace looks so huge

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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Would definitely go back to London to see the palace when its open for the public. The palace looks so huge

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Huntington Beach, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You cant get more London tourist than going to see the changing of the guards. I have seen it several times and I still enjoy the experience. Just walking around the area at any time is interesting and enjoyable. I have yet been able to go on one of the tours inside but hope to in the future, but you... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Love Buckingham palace!! The atmosphere here is incredible! No matter what time of year you come there is always a good amount of tourists. Great place for some selfies. Well kept! Love it!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We did the private Stateroom Tour in January 2017. It is amazing. It did come with a higher than thought of price tag but it was SO worth it. You enter the grounds through the side entrance and then the palace through the Ambassadors entrance. You already feel special! They then take you to the main entrance where Her Majesty... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A must see for all tourist. Everyone there was trying to take pictures. Very crowded. I only seen one guard walking in the front of the Palace. The Queen was never there. Could not go inside and the gift shop was closed.

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited early on a Tuesday morning, too early for changing of the guard, palace closed as the family was in (the flag was up) so gates locked an maybe 100 people milling about the street. Snapped a few photos and we were done, but we did see the guarde troops arriving as we walked away towards Downing Street.

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New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Seeing the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace is a tourist Must. Arrive 30 min early for people watching and best views of the action. The Pomp and Circumstance is really cool to watch. It defines "Royal Tradition"! The band will surprise you with a few unexpected tunes!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

we opted for a Buckingham Palace and 'tea' package. The queues were quite long, at the side of the palace but the staff were friendly when going through the airport style security. Fascinating to go through so may special rooms - often only seen on TV when The Queen presents awards or attends other State Occasions. The tour ends in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great tour! Book tickets ahead of time. The time on ticket is the time you can get in line not enter the Palace therefore plan your day accordingly. You are allowed to move at your own speed through the palace but expect crowds. Recommend listening to audio guide.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A good day out lots to see, does get very busy so best to get there early if you want some nice photos, nice walks through the park, plenty of wildlife around.

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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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