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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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  • We arrived about 10:40 am and left about 12 noon. We had a front row standing place to see the horsemen and soldiers. The public is barricaded from being very close to the Palace. The display was.....  more
    We arrived about 10:40 am and left about 12 noon. We had a front row standing place to see the horsemen and soldiers. The public is barricaded from being very close to the Palace. The display was.....  more »
  • I recently headed to the Buckingham Palace area for changing of the guards. We watched the ceremony, which was lovely. Unfortunately we were not able to get very close to Buckingham place. We could... 
    I recently headed to the Buckingham Palace area for changing of the guards. We watched the ceremony, which was lovely. Unfortunately we were not able to get very close to Buckingham place. We could...  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
  • 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.

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