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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Reviewed today via mobile

I highly recommend purchasing a VIP tour of Buckingham Palace, once you go through the security check point you enter this magnificent palace full of history. You will be guided through several rooms which the Queen and several other before her have called home. I...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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We were fortunate enough to get tickets for a private tour of the Buckingham palace state rooms. There were about 16 to 20 people in the tour. We had a private guide walk us through and give us the history, tidbits, gossip, and other information...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very wide and imponent. Next to saint james park. We went also to see the change of guard (which is not worth it)

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank EriBrunette
Reviewed yesterday

If in London, I guess it's a must. Amazing to just see the palace, the people around. The place has a magic of it's own that captures so many feelings in us. It's a must. LIKE LIKE

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank jaimewd
Reviewed 2 days ago

f you love castles this is a great place to visit and tour. This is a very beautiful place to tour and visit, the grounds and palace are quite massive and offer a ton of history. Some may find it boring but I found it...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank 232tmg
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited very early before the crowds appeared. Was able to get to the gates without fighting through Chinese tourists although it still looks like an office block

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank HatterWilko
Reviewed 2 days ago

1st time. I walked passed the wall where only a few people sat. I tucked through the crowd to get as close to the gate as possible... Mistake. There were sooooo many people that it did not matter. I could not see. I wish I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lauraann_crawford_rn
Reviewed 2 days ago

After five days we were here for sightseeing and since I saw it many times before my wife was thrilled checking all of the features of Capital.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Richard P
Reviewed 3 days ago

Changing of guards at the palace is a must see. But make sure you get there early to have the best view and be prepared to see all of it, as the area gets closed until it is over.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Ninu N
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I’m originally from Brazil but Chicago is my home. History is my favorite subject and in my first trip to London,for sure Buckingham Palace was in the top of my list.We only can visit her Magesty Palaces when she is in Balmoral in the Summer,it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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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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Debra M
9 January 2019|
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Response from scotttP792RQ | Reviewed this property |
We were the first tour of the day at 9:30. We only did the palace tour and it took us a little less than 2 hrs. I don’t think the palace tour is any different summer or winter. We had a self guided audio tour in which... More
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OnAir778419
20 November 2018|
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Response from mariannep933 | Reviewed this property |
Tours are only available for the months of August and September. To see the palace from outside and the surrounding area is worth checking out.
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DanW196
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Response from mannie69 | Reviewed this property |
The taxi can drop you down the mall or the side of the palace but not straight in front. Usually uou can tell if the wueen is home by the union flag flying at full mast. Failing that you can google before hand at which... More
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