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Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1A 1AA, England
+44 303 123 7300
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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 yesterday via mobile

I'd thought we'd get to see a few rooms. It wasn't like that at all. The Queen's Gallery had a temporary exhibit, the Mews visit was beautifully curated and the guides were helpful throughout. As the queen and the royal family were away, the palace...More

Thank Marshall M
Reviewed yesterday

Really enjoy this tour. A wonderful opportunity to see Buckingham palace. I booked online which give you opportunity to choose the time slot. An airport security checked at the entrance. Audio commentary which explain the state rooms and gifts is provided. Inside is magnificent, I...More

Thank Marlene O
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Queen opens her home to tours while she is in Balmoral in late summer. It was a nice treat to see the many beautiful rooms and the many gifts she has recieved from visting dignitaries through her long rule. They have a tent for...More

Thank Rhonda K
Reviewed yesterday

I took a Royal Day ticket - annoying as they give you times and it can be a bit of a rush. The Canaletto exhibition was excellent, and worth a visit. I only went to the Mews to see the State Coach which is rather...More

Thank Pippa65
Reviewed yesterday

The best time (and busiest) is 11am for the changing of the guard which is done daily. Please re-check this time before you go. You can see this free of charge. Currently the state rooms are open but hurry....not for much longer as they close...More

1  Thank J7223TWlinda
Reviewed yesterday

We booked this tour thru "City Wonders," and our tour guide was "Marnie." She was very knowledgeable about London and the tour. Palace has such an array of history set out for the public while The Queen is away on vacation. The audio tour gave...More

1  Thank ChrisVtNJ
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited as part of a tour of the state rooms. It's quite a long tour as the rooms are huge. I was amazed how grand it was , makes Blenheim palace look like an Aldi store. The paintings were amazing too. Only thing that annoyed...More

Thank clare K
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My family and I took premium tours from London to Paris on September 7 our tour guide name was Halim he was wonderful and so was the bus driver .. r euro was late because of track issues ,Halim did everything possible to make sure...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed yesterday

Having made our first visit in the summer of 2016,we decided that it was such a special place to visit,and we visited in September this year. The bonus was being able to view lots of gifts that have been presented on previous Royal tours &...More

Thank Paul W
Reviewed yesterday

Fantastic spectacle of changing of the guards, the gardens, the people!... the rain!..... great MUST DO London experience

1  Thank lauragray2016
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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4 September 2017|
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Response from Dinah F | Reviewed this property |
Yes they would help, we had a member of our party who had fallen and struggled to walk, a wheelchair was provided free of charge and we were fast tracked. Tell staff at the first gate your worries and they'll sort the rest... More
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Response from loramoo | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Buckingham Palace is only open during the Summer months. It closes on 1st Oct 2017 until next Summer
31 August 2017|
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Response from llong32 | Reviewed this property |
About 1.5 to 2 hours if you take your time