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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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we had an unexpected 5 hour layover in London.. and we took the chance to take the underground (train/tube) and visit Buckingham Palace and hang out at the Hyde Park. Totally... read more

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68 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

we had an unexpected 5 hour layover in London.. and we took the chance to take the underground (train/tube) and visit Buckingham Palace and hang out at the Hyde Park. Totally worth it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Haven't been inside but from outside it looks pretty and at the evening there is no traffic around it so it is easier to come closer.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I visited the place at night. So, no much activities there but tourists taking photos and few police officers. I advise to visit it during the day. I think there is even a chance to see some of the rooms and royal gifts.

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bedworth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It is Buckingham Palace after all and it didn't disappoint. Changing of the guard is definitely recommended

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Area is always full of on lookers and tourists waiting to catch a glimpse of royalty. Is very well maintained and watching the guards is enjoyable. Beautiful part of the city.

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Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This Palace is a golden peice of Hostory you must visit if in London. Please ask before you go for the visit...the Guarss Chane ceremony happens every ither day in Winter...we had to go two days to catch it... The Guards Change Ceremony is A MUST see event....amazing...quiet enchanting and enjoyable.... If in Summer...you can even visit inside the Palace...rhe... More 

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

First time I saw buckingham palace was in 1997 .......now about 20 years later I wasn't that impressed anymore! Why? Wonder about that myself but maybe cause it looked like a big grey building with guards in front of it and not like a palace somehow. Loved the garden around it tho with the nice fence and a stroll in... More 

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Brooklyn, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Definitely take a walking tour and get a guide that knows what he/she is doing. I got the inside scoop of the changing of the guard, a great history lesson, and I got to see it from start to finish - and it starts before you get to the palace. How wonderful

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful building a must see if your in London lots of tourists as you would expect , the palace shop is gorgeous and staff were very friendly

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Of course this is one of the busiest local attractions. You can't have a picture without having anyone else in it too. But it is a Must-see place. Especially the changing of guards. Always a pleasure to watch.

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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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