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Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1A 1AA, England
+44 303 123 7300
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1A 1AA, England
Westminster
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you can’t take a tour (which is very limited) there isn’t much to see. Sure get a quick picture but that’s about it.

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Reviewed yesterday

During the late summer early autumn the state rooms are open for a short period of time. This is a fascinating view of the inside of the palace. On display are the gifts and items presented to the queen from different countries. The gift shop...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Absolutely a must when visiting London. I have been here multiple times travelling over the years and the palace never disappoints. It lives up to it's reputation and the area is absolutely beautiful. I have not done a tour yet, but just the thought of...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What more do you want but to see the famous palace off our monarch. Ticks all boxes, with plenty in the area to see and do

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Reviewed 2 days ago

It was a lovely day and we enjoyed the walk from St James’s tube station to the Palace. It is a magnificent building and we were sorry we were not there for the changing of the guard.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The third night in London, my hubby decided to take me sight seeing. From the side of the Buckingham Palace where the shops were located to the front of the gates, you need to check out the quaint little shops. He told me if the...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If u can u should definitely book the evening guided tour which amazing. Really organised. The place itself is outstanding. Just to imagine all the things the building has already witnessed throughout history gives u chills! Beware, there’s a store at the end which is...More

1  Thank brurinaldi
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What can you say about a Royal Residence? It is every bit as good and interesting as you would expect. You walk round at your own pace and take as much time as you want to look at the paintings and exhibits finishing of with...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We walked up through Hyde Park and arrived at the gates in time for the chaning of the Guard (I think it was 4pm). The Palace front is very impressive and you get a genuine sense of history.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I love going to Buckingham with hopes to see the Queen. This last visit the royal standard was raised as I was standing outside (indicating the queen had just arrived home) it was cool to witness. It’s a great building and great monument to the...More

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Rachel Anne S
22 February 2018|
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Response from Gardntravlr | Reviewed this property |
We purchased the Royal Day Out ticket, £42.30 in 2018. It included a tour of the Queens Gallery, Royal Mews, ending with State Rooms. If you want a tour of the gardens after leaving the State rooms you need to purchase this... More
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Sylvia C
20 February 2018|
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Response from SJElsworth | Reviewed this property |
It is certainly possible in the gallery. I haven’t been on a Palace tour for many years but I assume they will be just as considerate there.
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Sylvia C
20 February 2018|
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Response from TheCottonsWK | Reviewed this property |
Not really I’m afraid. The worst part is queuing for tickets although I noticed some benches in strategic places. However in the palace itself I can’t recall a lot of places to rest although I hope I’m wrong
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