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

I googled to see at what time the guard change occurs. Went there half an hour ahead of time and it was already packed with people. So many people. It was definitely different... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Rajaa H
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Nazareth, HaZafon, Israel
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Nazareth, HaZafon, Israel
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I googled to see at what time the guard change occurs. Went there half an hour ahead of time and it was already packed with people. So many people. It was definitely different than what I expected but also interesting. If you're in London only for once, you might want to see this. I mean. It is part of the... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Never imagined this place to be jam-packed with tourists from as early as 9am waiting for the Change of Guards scheduled for 11am ! Come early to not be disappointed !

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You have heard so much about this place all your life and finally when you feast your eyes on this marvelous palace, one might feel a little let down! I was expecting a much larger palace, but possibly, being in one of the oldest metropolis in Europe and the sheer size of the city, the size of the palace do... More 

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Thank reghu r
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Changing of the guard is every other day or so. Make sure you check the palace website for times. We got there 45 minutes before the start. We got a spot on the fence good views but we were quickly surrounded by many later tourists that try to squeeze you out. Just stand your ground end enjoy! Lots going on.... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I loved visiting Buckingham Palace and seeing where Princess Diana appeared on the balcony on her famous wedding day. It was shown on networks around the world. Very popular tourist attraction and very busy. I loved seeing Buckingham Palace and it really was breathtaking!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoyed my time here and at the royal mews as these were interesting places to visit and I especially enjoyed the royal mews.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A must if you are in London I guess. It was an ok use of time to see but was not my favorite time spent. Probably my favorite part of the palace stop was seeing the horses parading toward the changing of the guard at the Horseguards.

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are a limited number of tours round the Palace and might be considered expensive. If you are lucky to get on one of these tours you will think well worth the money. The guides give an excellent insight to Palace life, it's history and some of the scandal of years gone by. Wonderful !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My partner and I visited Buckingham Palace for the state room tour. This was an amazing experience led by a wonderfully enthusiastic and knowledgable tour guide, Keith. The beauty and history on display is superb. The tour lasted well over an hour but seemed to be over in minutes, such was the enormous amount of information. It was a fantastic... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went there with my 87 year old mother. It was her first time ever in London. The stuff at the palace is outstanding supporting. We ordered a wheel chair for my mother and suddenly all doors opened itself. Very caring. Thank you. You made the stay for my mother unforgettable.

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