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“Change of guards”
Review of Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace
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Buckingham Palace Tour Including Afternoon Tea
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US$76.57*
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Buckingham Palace Tour Including Changing of the Guard Ceremony
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US$127.61*
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London Full-Day Sightseeing Tour including Tower of London, Changing of the...
Ranked #40 of 1,695 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Was on the hop-on-hop-off bus around the corner when we were passed by 10 horses escorted by mounted police. Got there just in time for the change of guards ceremony. All vantage spots were already taken so did not have a clear view of it. Just caught some guards marching past.

Heard that the palace is opened for 2 months in the year, when the Queen is away on vacation. Alternatively, the Queen's Gallery is opened year round.

Thank Achooo_sg
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

I loved the tour and also the audio tour which i thought was very educational and a really great experience and would love to go again

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Reviewed 18 July 2014

My sister and I loved everything about London and the Palace was great. The gardens are beautiful ,and the tour staff was super great about telling the history of the palace and royal family.

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Reviewed 18 July 2014

The palace is fabulous and the Changing of the Guard make the visit unforgettable. The guards entertain the visitors with marching and music. We got to the palace about 9:15 AM for the front row at the fence and the Changing of the Guard started at 11:30 AM. Do not miss it.

Thank BangkokSachse
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

We went past Buckingham Palace quite early in the morning, so it wasn't as busy. But I certainly have to say that it is much more impressive in real life. Well worth the visit, amazing experience. Lots of pictures guaranteed!

2  Thank Adila B
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