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Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1A 1AA, England
+44 303 123 7300
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USD 74.52*
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Buckingham Palace Tour Including Changing of the Guard Ceremony
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USD 103.28*
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Buckingham Palace Tour Including Afternoon Tea
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USD 67.98*
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Buckingham Palace Entrance Ticket with Royal London Walking Tour
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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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Hours Today: 09:15 - 18:45
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1A 1AA, England
+44 303 123 7300
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Reviewed today

We were lucky enough to tour inside of the Palace - I believe this is only open when the family is on holidays. We booked in advance to do this. It's an audio guide tour which I have to say .....I'm not a huge fan...More

Thank Shadowpig
Reviewed today

We planned to visit the Palace in the morning but were only able to join a tour at 4.00pm, however this was a very good idea as the group was small and we were able to view the rooms in peace and quiet. The treasures...More

Thank Chippiewhip
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I didn't like the long lines and it was very crowded. It's disappointing that you're not allowed to take pictures inside the castle. The gardens however are exceptional, so much so that next time I'll skip the palace and just walk the nearby gardens. Also...More

Thank Anne Marie M
Reviewed yesterday

We visited The Royal Mews (the Royal horse and carriage stables) and when we finished, went to the front of Buckingham Palace. Just as, we arrived, we witnessed the the formal changing of the guard. Marching band, soldiers in cool uniforms, soldiers on Horses in...More

Thank jager28
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved the tour. Got to see the courtyard and several of the state rooms. Audio guided tour. Wasn't too crowded on the tour. Photography only allowed at the end of the tour in the gardens. Refreshments available and gift shop in the grounds. Says allow...More

Thank hAnnah0516
Reviewed yesterday

This review relates to the garden Tour add on not the tour of the Palace which is excellent. Don't waste time on the garden tour. The tour basically consists of a walk around the edge of the garden. You see a large herbaceous border which...More

Thank JLS8
Reviewed yesterday

We had the most amazing day. We started at the Queen's Gallery and were lucky to see the Cannoletti exhibition. Pleased that the audio guide was provided free too often there are high charges for these. We had a booked time which meant we were...More

Thank Joyce261
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I would highly recommend this tour. The stunning architecture,paintings and decor it was wonderful wandering around and seeing where the christenings of the royal family took place also other offical events,and gifts to the queen from other countries around the world I thoroughly enjoyed this...More

1  Thank Megan M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Big grey house known by brits as the biggest council house in the country what more can one say ,nice walk to it

Thank david p
Reviewed yesterday

Fascinating two hours with so much to see. No rush. Just keep moving in the same direction. A bit like IKEA in that respect.

Thank DavidC186337
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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Angad S
17 August 2017|
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Response from TeeGold | Reviewed this property |
We left the hotel in the morning but by the time we got to Buckingham Palace, it was around 2pm, we were able to see the guards changing shift.
13 August 2017|
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Response from lianish2017 | Reviewed this property |
I went on the same day I wanted to view the palace and booked. The timing I wanted wasn't available so I booked it later on in the day and did some sightseeing in between and came back when it was my time. I think you will... More
11 August 2017|
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Response from Janet Y | Reviewed this property |
Go to Mews first and then the Palace. Entrances are separate. Buy your tickets and book time before you go.