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Buckingham Palace, London

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Buckingham Palace serves as a splendid reminder of the monarch's continued importance in British culture. If you visit during August or September, you'll have the opportunity to tour the palace's opulent staterooms. The queen receives and entertains guests and conducts special ceremonies in these spaces. Many of the furnishings date back to the 1830s, when King George IV transformed Buckingham House into a palace. On your tour, you'll learn how the monarch uses each of the 19 staterooms, hear colorful history relating to these spaces, and see numerous works in the British royals' art collection. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes, because the tour lasts from 2-2.5 hours and stretches out over 0.8 km (0.5 miles). Photography is not permitted inside. If you visit outside of August and September, you can still watch the changing of the guard outside the palace. Take a look at our London trip itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Buckingham Palace and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Great tour of about a dozen rooms in the palace. Given a headset so you can move at your own pace. Since it was the Queens jubilee, there was an exhibit of the Queens Tiaras and jewelry, accompanied....  more
    Great tour of about a dozen rooms in the palace. Given a headset so you can move at your own pace. Since it was the Queens jubilee, there was an exhibit of the Queens Tiaras and jewelry, accompanied....  more »
  • The Palace was worth the trip however the the Queens art gallery not that great. Only open on Thursday, make note. Get off Green Tube station and walk thru the park. Entrance on left side of Palace. 
    The Palace was worth the trip however the the Queens art gallery not that great. Only open on Thursday, make note. Get off Green Tube station and walk thru the park. Entrance on left side of Palace.  more »
  • Lucked out getting there at time of changing of the guard. Was so glad to witness this event! Not easy to see everything standing shoulder to shoulder, but a must-see! 
    Lucked out getting there at time of changing of the guard. Was so glad to witness this event! Not easy to see everything standing shoulder to shoulder, but a must-see!  more »
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  • Wow what can I say. We got tickets for the gardens. Entry was via the mews. Security took the longest part of the whole visit. It is very easy to walk round. Very colourful, very neat. Staff very friendly. Always willing to chat. Guided tours were available. Food was good had 2 gluten free cakes on offer which made my day. Wasn't to badly priced. The shop was brilliant
  • I was in my element while visiting Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey. Absolutely loved it all! Saw official cars entering the Palace and enjoyed seeing all the uniformed riders and outfitted horses too. Truly an experience of a lifetime. I honor the legacy of Princess Diana. She is the People's Princess. Forever.
  • It’s the most visited sites in London, a must visit location in London. Beautiful architecture. The fences are beautiful as well, black and gold. Don’t forget to see the changing of the guards. If you like more option, try to buy a ticket to access the Buckingham gardens. Beautiful Royal Garden.
  • One of the most popular destination in England,people from around the world comes here, always lively and full of people . People enjoy coming here ,its good that this place doesn't have entry fee, looking into the crowd and sensitivity of cleanliness I believe this place should have some Bins. I and many people were struggling to find bins searched everywhere and found one outside . No wonder some of the rubbish were hidden behind monuments. For this 2 star, else its a good place.
  • Loved the experience of walking around the state rooms of the palace. The rooms were stunning. The tour was very informative and only took about an hour to do. Love that the tour brings you out into the gardens. There was a lovely café outside, that sold delicious ice cream! Which was perfect in the heat. Would 100% recommend the tour.

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