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Address: Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1A 1AA, England
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+44 303 123 7300
09:15 - 18:45
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Sun - Sat 09:15 - 18:45

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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Buckingham Palace in Summer

Is nice to visit the Buckingham Palace on a nice summer day. Can take photos of the frontier of the palace.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Is nice to visit the Buckingham Palace on a nice summer day. Can take photos of the frontier of the palace.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You have to come here while in London - even if you miss the changing of the guards, it is worth ever step for a few pictures!

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Canton of Zug, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Buckingham Palace is one of the most iconic landmarks in London. It's a must-see on nearly every travel list there is. Although, grand, I found it lacking. It's a bit disappointing once you've seen it.

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Huntington Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is another one and done attraction for those visiting London. The exception might be if you are showing others around for their first time. Beautiful palace and grounds that are ideal on a sunny day.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was a bit disappointed when I saw it expected more. Hampton court is so Much better. Glad I saw it but wasn't that impressed. I prefer Edinburgh castle

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Royton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Who doesn't want to go and have a look at where the queen loves? A great day for all tourist, including those from this country. A great location, and a tourist hotspot.

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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked tickets for the summer opening and were very excited about getting to look around the palace. I felt it was spoilt by the massive queues and droves of people everywhere. We had to queue for directions, queue to join a queue to go through security, queue for the audio guide then people dodge around the palace. The inside... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Always love a visit to Buckingham Palace, even if it is through the gates. Our boys enjoyed watching the change of guards. Next time maybe the Queen could wave hello, just a thought! 😀

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Arrived about an hour before the changing of the Guards and got a great spot at the railings. It filled up quickly behind us. Very ceremonial event and the music was an excellent bonus. Would be miserable in the rain but we were lucky with the weather.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very busy, but what do you expect. Was gutted that we didn't see the changing of the guards as it's done on alternate days, however it was nice to go up to the gates and take in where we were. Always worth a visit.

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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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