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Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1A 1AA, England
+44 303 123 7300
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Styled Photoshoot Around Buckingham Palace
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Small-Group Changing of the Guard Walking Tour
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London Full-Day Sightseeing Tour including Tower of London, Changing of the...
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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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Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1A 1AA, England
+44 303 123 7300
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Reviewed yesterday

Although the queen was not there, we were fortunate enough to see the royal cavalry on horses go across the front of the palace in perfect cadence. The sculptures in the front are in great shape and a crowd pleaser too.

Thank Chad L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very touristy but a fun place to visit. It seems like a quintessentially British place to go, particularly when the changing of the guard is on.

1  Thank Baker_Bowie
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Quite possibly one of the best things I have done! We rode bikes all around the Palace when everyone else was packed in behind the fences. We thought we would get in trouble but the police were giving us right of way on the roads....More

1  Thank KMH67
Reviewed 2 days ago

For some reason I imagined that Buckingham Palace would have been a lot grander than it actually was. There was crowds of people lining the fence and gate to watch the changing of the guards.

Thank eliza836
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We witnessed the changing of the guard, which was a highlight of our London excursion. We were fortunate to see the Horse Guards ride in and out and to hear the band. A beautiful day made it even better. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday are the...More

1  Thank Kathryn A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is also a must see sight. It's. It as cool as the other sights and the photo opps aren't as great because the building is too. If to put in a frame. By still cool to see changing of the guard.

1  Thank Dana S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Sad to see the change of guard not happening. But loved to sit and watch them stand for hours. Marathon was happening in the area while we were there so some of the area was closed off for runners.

Thank ErinLeN
Reviewed 3 days ago

I seriously fell in love with London and the people on my first trip there not too long ago. I was so smitten that I didn't even mind the cold and drizzle one bit. And not even with a temperamental toddler in tow.:) When we...More

1  Thank mrsvickyaltaie
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a cool thing to see if in London. There is no cost to stand it front, watch the changing of the guards, etc. The area around it is great too.

1  Thank Chris and Nerey... S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Still a lovely structure to see. The Queen had done her royal speech so areas had been fenced off and gardens about were looking beautiful! Saw prince Andrew depart !! A bonus!!

1  Thank parisnellie
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
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Our family will be in London in April, 2018... Is Buckingham Palace open for tours during that time period?
12 June 2017|
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Response from Susan E | Reviewed this property |
Hi we never went inside only viewed from the exterior would be best to go on website for more information
I will be in London in August 18th . love to visit the Buckingham palace. on that date will I be able to witness the change of guard and if so whats the best time to be there before the crowd please?
2 May 2017|
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Response from Charlane1989 | Reviewed this property |
You will be able to tour Buckingham Palace in August- the August schedule for Changing of The Guard has not yet been published. Check online closer to August or check with your hotel once you arrive. So far since we've been... More
how often is the changing of the guard and what time of day does it take place
29 April 2017|
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Response from ASCA0908 | Reviewed this property |
You can see all the information here:changing-guard website. enjoy! 😊