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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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It is so much larger than pictures can show and breathtaking to see. The statue in front of it is incredibly detailed. Very busy depending on time of visit so be prepared to dodge other photographers during peak times.

Thank Liza M
Reviewed today via mobile

We had a chance to tour Buckingham Palace (the Queen was not in residence). Obviously very historical and interesting. The headsets that are provided work well and provide a lot of information. You may get special headsets for families, which are geared to things that...More

Thank NLLITTLE
Reviewed today via mobile

We were in London for 5 days and would tell others this is a must see. We purchased tickets in advance and was the first group to enter that day. It is a self guided audio tour which is nice because we never felt rushed....More

Thank Scott T
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We have been fortunate to visit Buckingham Palace on two occasions. Oncean important part of our heritage., about ten years ago to a garden party and on the second occasion we took the tour. Great value for money and a fantastic glimpse into

Thank dyneyboy
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were there last year and witnessed the iconic pageantry of the changing of the guard. That’s an amazing site. Check schedules and get there early for a good spot. This visit there was no scheduled activity, so it was easy to get some closer...More

1  Thank GLC314
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Touring Buckingham Palace was fantastic! I thought I could see queen Elizabeth around the next corner. The lavishness of the Palace, the beauty of the decor...it was truly a touch wyth royalty!

1  Thank Lorriealorrie
Reviewed yesterday

Buckingham Palace is lovely and we enjoyed the tour. Found it interesting as when you leave the palace they have an ice cream stand. I guess it was a way to make extra money.

1  Thank LouiseHShrewsbury_MA
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a 9.30 am ticket so were in the first group through for the day. Recommend arriving 20 mins prior to line up as there are crowds. The line and entry was very professionally managed and we moved through efficiently. Plenty of staff on...More

1  Thank keen2go77
Reviewed yesterday

This is a must see! It begins at 11am, (alternate days in September) but get there early as to get a good viewing spot.

1  Thank welovecc
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My wife and I walked to Buckingham Palace from our hotel and when we arrived we saw the changing of the guard over the tops of the crowd. And then it started to rain - this is England is it not. Great experience, nevertheless. Tickets...More

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Nearby
Westminster
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
...More
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Keith K
17 September 2018|
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Response from pussycat72016 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I booked tickets for summer 2018 from the Palace website in December 2017. Dates are limited to when the Royal Family are not in residence over the summer, from 22 July - 23 September for this summer. They will be... More
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Keith K
17 September 2018|
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Response from ZCBill | Reviewed this property |
It's open only during August and September and also a couple of weeks in January. The castle website gives you details and you can book tickets.
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Kristin M
9 September 2018|
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Response from NYTraveler023 | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure the changing of the guard is 11:00 am.
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