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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Buckingham Palace is lovely and we enjoyed the tour. Found it interesting as when you leave the palace they have an ice cream stand. I guess it was a way to make extra money.

Thank LouiseHShrewsbury_MA
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a 9.30 am ticket so were in the first group through for the day. Recommend arriving 20 mins prior to line up as there are crowds. The line and entry was very professionally managed and we moved through efficiently. Plenty of staff on...More

Thank keen2go77
Reviewed yesterday

This is a must see! It begins at 11am, (alternate days in September) but get there early as to get a good viewing spot.

Thank welovecc
Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I walked to Buckingham Palace from our hotel and when we arrived we saw the changing of the guard over the tops of the crowd. And then it started to rain - this is England is it not. Great experience, nevertheless. Tickets...More

Thank Stu1945
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

During summer, when the Queen is away in Scotland, Buckingham Palace opens up for tours of the Palace (most of the official rooms), the stables (Royal Mews), the Queen’s Collection (an on-site exhibit of historical gifts and art work belonging to the Crown) and the...More

Thank Howard E
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This palace is a must to do in London. You’ll get knowledge about the history and art within the place. Try to schedule it during Business days to have low visitors.

Thank Mohammad B
Reviewed yesterday

This is extremely busy during the changing of the guard which is a lovely experience. For getting a good look and photos go in the afternoon when there are little to no crowds.

Thank gbmontreal
Reviewed yesterday

I regularly visit London but, until this trip, hadn't done the Palace. Having now had chance to go round I can only strongly recommend it. I guess it helps to like old buildings and our history and heritage - but we do as a couple...More

Thank fillyk
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited The Abby on the first day of our vacation. No photos on the inside. If you order the tickets online you get the fast pass for free. There was a very long line and they pointed out the fast entrance and there was...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our family toured the palace. The stateroom tour with the audio guide was very descriptive, easy to use, and perfect for the tour. We visited several royal homes and all use the same system which was nice. We enjoyed the cafe at end of the...More

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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
...More
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Keith K
September 16, 2018|
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Response from pussycat72016 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I booked tickets for summer 2018 from the Palace website in December 2017. Dates are limited to when the Royal Family are not in residence over the summer, from 22 July - 23 September for this summer. They will be... More
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Keith K
September 16, 2018|
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Response from ZCBill | Reviewed this property |
It's open only during August and September and also a couple of weeks in January. The castle website gives you details and you can book tickets.
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Kristin M
September 8, 2018|
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Response from NYTraveler023 | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure the changing of the guard is 11:00 am.
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