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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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Majestic and amazing.

This is a must see. I saw the changing of the guard and the palace and I can't wait to go back and take the family! England is a wonderful place.

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Brooklyn, Michigan
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a must see. I saw the changing of the guard and the palace and I can't wait to go back and take the family! England is a wonderful place.

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Flower Mound, Texas
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A must see when in London, the changing of the guard and parade. Not sure if you can tour the palace itself but beautiful to see outside the gates

1 Thank John A
New Hampshire
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Super Fun, but Super crowded. We watched for a while and then left before the giant crowd left. I enjoyed it, but would get there much earlier than an hour before as we did.

1 Thank meyer_debbie
Satu Mare, Romania
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beatiful, I sow at night in day of terorist attach at the Westminister Bridge. I didn`t see the Gards.

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We visited once when Kate's wedding gown was displayed and again last summer. The tour was very informative, The walk up the MAll from the Ritz as lovely as were the strolls thru Hyde PArk, Green Park and Kensington Gardens. Be sure to time your visits to the changing of the guard . Quite impressive

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Timmonsville, South Carolina
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Got there just in time for a great spot. It gets very crowded, but worth the wait. Security was tight and there was a lot of pushing and shoving from the crowd going from one side to the other. Security is strict (with good reason). A must do bucket list!

1 Thank RRR1023
Chillicothe, Ohio
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is absolutely breath taking.. And to see the balcony that all the royalty has been on was so exciting.. This is a must see.. And the changing of the guards was nice to watch..

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A truly unique spectacle. If you go, attempt to get close to the front so that you can see everything. Can be crowded.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After walking through Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park we checked out the palace from the fence, all ok I'm sure a tour inside would be worth it but you have to think about what you want to see cause London things quite expensive to get in

Thank KerrieSacco
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very interesting day, the gates and fences are just so beautiful, the guards marching mark the palace worth so much. This was so special being the Queen's Birthday.

Thank Larry M

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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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