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Address: Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1A 1AA, England
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+44 303 123 7300
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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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Styled Photoshoot Around Buckingham Palace
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Small-Group Changing of the Guard Walking Tour
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Private Tour: London Historical Walking Tour

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Visited buckingham palace whilst on a tour of london. We were a party of 4 .. 2 adults 2 children aged 14 and 6. We were fortunate to arrive in time for changing of the guards... read more

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Visited buckingham palace whilst on a tour of london. We were a party of 4 .. 2 adults 2 children aged 14 and 6. We were fortunate to arrive in time for changing of the guards which the children loved although this was pure luck. We were informed this doesnt happen every day so worth checking if its something you... More 

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Beautiful place, lots of tourists come and check the Buckingham Palace out. It is great for families my husband and I went when we were newly married and we enjoyed our type there. It also had a huge flower garden so photographers like me have great pictures to take.

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Always busy but that shows how popular our Queen is, walk through St James Park and just enjoy the beautiful trees and and views of London. The palace is lit up nice at night, and go at eleven in the morning and see the changing of the guard. Nice statues and places to get the best camera views from.

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While this is a bit of a must-see on your first trip to London, it really could be skipped at other times. There are many other palaces / castles to see that are truly beautiful and that you can actually enter. The changing of the guard is underwhelming.

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Thank Yvette W
Darwen, United Kingdom
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Went on a sightseeing tour we didnt go inside but it was good and we got to take lots of pictures. It wasn't too overcrowded so could get close up to railing. The staff in the gift shop were very helpful too. We needed a bathroom which they don't have but is directed us to Victoria Station 5 mins up... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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Lovely to see such a well known monument. Discreet but reassuring security. Taxis aren't allowed to drop off nearby so worth knowing .

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Be there early for a good spot. Lots of people will be there, even on days with yucky weather. Loved watching the ceremony. We. Also took in the Queeens Mews. This had the carriages used by the Royal family. There are many, some are very elaborate. A few horses were in the stables. A self guided tour was included in... More 

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The wife and I went for a walk at night.and ended up at the palace..such a beautiful place with all the lights on..also a very busy place...also also across the road is st James Park..u can see big Ben and London eye from the distance..lovely

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We visited Buckingham Palace during the Easter Holidays in 2015. We visited at around 6pm (18:00) thinking there wouldn't be a huge amount of tourists. But to our surprise it was jam packed full of tourist against the gate. The area including the palace was only ok and over rated among tourists. If you did want to visit this attraction... More 

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This visit can take as short or long a view as you make it. We walked through St James Park and up and down the main street to view the Palace and the change of guard everyday at 11am is great for all the family. It is an honour of great tradition and the statues are beautiful to look at... More 

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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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