Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace, London

Buckingham Palace
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Buckingham Palace is recognised around the world as the focus of national and royal celebrations as well as the backdrop to the regular Changing the Guard ceremony. Explore the magnificent State Rooms which are open to visitors for 10 weeks each summer and on selected dates during winter and spring. During a visit to Buckingham Palace, visitors can see the 19 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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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The area
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Neighborhood: Westminster
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.
How to get there
  • Green Park • 8 min walk
  • Hyde Park Corner • 10 min walk
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Meaghan
Downpatrick, UK21 contributions
Jan 2022
Buckingham palace is gorgeous and walk up to it is gorgeous as well. Police are always on standby felt extremely safe.
Written January 13, 2022
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Vicki P
Cheshire, UK55 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
I’m a huge fan of our amazing Queen so receiving tickets for the Buckingham Palace tour for Christmas was fantastic for me.

The tour guides were tremendous, very friendly and incredibly knowledgeable throughout.

Being able to step inside this historic building and learn about its history past and present was a real privilege

Your ticket will also provide you with free access to return within 12 months along with a beautiful guide book to take home.
You also receive a massive 20% off everything in the gift shop!
Written January 8, 2022
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Peter D
Poughkeepsie, NY12 contributions
Dec 2021
Only saw the outside of the building and a changing of the guard. Not worth the walk to get there from Westminster Abbey. I wish I could get those 90 minutes back.
Written January 1, 2022
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alza007
Isabela, Puerto Rico168 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
Although only visit outside and waking around, the experience was really exciting. You can take good pictures 📸
Written December 31, 2021
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Rom
London, UK13 contributions
Nov 2021
there are many people visiting this place and it gets very crowdy, Afternoon is an ideal time to visit . palace is magnificient. the gift shop and queens library is a nice place
Written December 29, 2021
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Mads
Seattle, WA825 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
This is one of those London sights you just have to see. We walked by the palace several times during our London visit and every time it had us in awe. Of course there were tons of people there every time but that was okay because the front area is so large. One time we went the queen was home because the flag was flying. We also saw the changing of the guards. You have to see this palace if you are in London, especially for if you're there for the first time!
Written December 24, 2021
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Belle-Noel
Croydon, UK1,509 contributions
Dec 2021 • Solo
I’ve been here more times than I can count but it’s always nice to walk past and take a glance.

There’s not much to see but it’s always busy with tourists, as it’s a highly rated place to see in London
Written December 17, 2021
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CanadianBadger
Alberta Canada67 contributions
May 2021
This was top of our list to visit but was a bit underwelming. Make no mistake, the Palace is large and magnificant, not much to see from outside the walls.
Written December 8, 2021
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Esme B
15 contributions
Oct 2021
lovely place to see and could be seen as the heart of England. only a short visit needed. i recommend going for 11 or so, then you can easily find lunch nearby
Written November 30, 2021
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Adam G
New York City, NY70 contributions
Nov 2021
The Palace is only open from July to October (at least in 2021). They had limited tours available starting in November through January, but they were booked up.

We were able to see the changing of the guard, which was cool. A lot fo pomp and circumstance for changing shifts :)

The gift shop and the Queen's Gallery were also open. I love all the gift ship crap. And all the proceeds go tot the national trust which pays for all the cool historic stuff.

Definitely worth seeing, even if you can't get in.
Written November 28, 2021
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  • Thu - Mon 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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