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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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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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Do plan your visit to Palace early morning when their Change of Guards.Its a unique experience to catch a glimpse of change of guard.Do reach their early morning to get a nice... read more

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

i could not believe my eyes this was the firstbplace I came for. The palace looks like it need new paiting, more trees more like habitable place. not a grey, crummy place like this

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Do plan your visit to Palace early morning when their Change of Guards.Its a unique experience to catch a glimpse of change of guard.Do reach their early morning to get a nice place to watch the entire event.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A must see, in spite of crowds. If you want to see the changing of the guard at the Palace, get there really early as people queue for ages. Otherwise, you can see the guards returning to their barracks further along the road, and this is just as good but with less people.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Buckingham Palace is the home of the Queen whose presence is denoted by the flying of the Royal Standard flag over the building. The current structure dates from the 19th and 20th century but there has been a residence on the site since the beginning of the 17th century.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Due to the Queen's Easter break in Windsor, I was fortunate to be able to book an evening state room tour at Buckingham Palace. Although expensive at £80 for a 90 minute tour, it was a unique and memorable visit. Our guide was charming and willing to explain details of what we were seeing in the state rooms. As a... More 

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Spring in London is beautiful. A must see attraction. The changing of the guards is a must see. The best spot is on the palace side but across on top is a good view too

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

No visit to London is complete without taking a look at the most famous palace in the world. It really is amazing sat proudly at the head of the mall. Beautiful statues stand at the front, and we were extremely lucky to see Prince Harry arrive just as we were leaving. Looking forward to visiting the gardens in the summer.

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Buckingham Palace must be an amazing place from the inside and I assume that the gardens are equally magnificent. However, as you're only allowed to see from behind the bars, it doesn't really make that much of impression. The change of guards is the best moment to visit.

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It's everything I imagined it would be. wonderful and truly amazing the pageantry of the Royal Guards leaves you breathless

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There are just too many people at the changing of the guards hours so u must come earlier and find the good spot where the guards are going to perform their daily routines. Beware of pickpockets too. There is a nice garden in front of the palace. It is easy to come here by bus or by underground so u... More 

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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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