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Buckingham Palace

Palace · Green Park
Buckingham Palace Rd, London, Greater London, SW1A 1AA, United Kingdom
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    • 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
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    • 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Wed–Fri
    • 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 10:00 AM–7:00 PM

Buckingham Palace is the working headquarters of the Monarchy, where The Queen carries out her official and ceremonial duties as Head of State of the United Kingdom and Head of the Commonwealth. At the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace from 25 July - 27 September 2015, experience A Royal Welcome.

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    Matt T.
    "Visit to the state rooms was well worth the entrance fee."(17 Tips)
    Joel Angus K.
    "UK monarchy history!!"(6 Tips)
    خورخ دانيال م.
    "Gorgeous view at night but smaller than I imagined."(24 Tips)
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    "Queen meets guests during a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace"(30 Tips)
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  • Emmy F.

    Was glad to see this palace

    Emmy Faks · 5 minutes ago
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  • Honza S.

    We haven't seen her majesty, but the visit was really good.

    Honza Sobotka · 1 day ago
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  • Saleh A.

    It is always a good experience to see the guard shift change.

    Saleh Al · 4 days ago
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  • Wouter D.

    Nice place.

    Wouter Daman · 1 week ago
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  • Nóra P.

    Not the most exciting sight. But Green Park is lovely.

    Nóra Pandur · 1 week ago
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  • Tony V.

    God Save The Queen

    Tony Vertiz · 1 week ago
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  • Petr N.

    Simply WOW

    Petr Nekvinda · 2 weeks ago
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  • Enzo M.

    Having tea with the Queen

    Enzo Martinelli · 3 weeks ago
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  • Novi M.

    The best time to come here for photo is in the morning around 7.30-9am

    Novi MiLoNopnop · January 5
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  • Rob K.

    Try the queen's high tea, it's really nice

    Rob Koper · January 1
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  • Nabeel K.

    Changing of the guard at 11:30 am? Not much else really. The guards look silly.

    Nabeel Khalid · December 31, 2015
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  • Carl G.

    Well worth paying the entrance fee to see the state rooms and their lavish contents.

    Carl Griffin · December 28, 2015
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  • Alessandro C.

    Is the Queen home? Spot the royal vessill on the roof to find out! If still in doubt, just ask the kind policemen at the gate!

    Alessandro Candeo · December 28, 2015
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  • Bilge Ü.

    Take the guards parade ceremony in your London to do list.

    Bilge Ünverdi · December 23, 2015
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  • Matze

    Haven't saw the queen but it looks great when the guards are changing 😉

    Matze · December 11, 2015
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  • Stefania M.

    You can't miss the house of HM Queen Elizabeth II

    Stefania Mani · December 1, 2015
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  • Batuhan G.

    Fantastic place

    Batuhan Gundogdu · December 1, 2015
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  • Kris B.

    Don't expect much

    Kris Büyükdemirci · November 26, 2015
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  • Matthias B.

    We visited the state rooms exposition. Amazing!

    Matthias Bauw · November 15, 2015
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  • Richard M.

    Good sites

    Richard Mulqueen · November 12, 2015
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  • Yasiru A.

    Open only some days of the year

    Yasiru Abeygunawardana · November 11, 2015
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  • Deborah C.

    Nice to see the guards and the building. Garden is also beautiful

    Deborah Ceneviva Vicentini · November 3, 2015
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  • The British Monarchy

    The Queen receives His Excellency the Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia, General the Hon. Sir Peter Cosgrove and his wife Lady Lynne Cosgrove during an audience at Buckingham ... Read more

    The British Monarchy · October 29, 2015
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  • The British Monarchy

    The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh bid farewell to President Xi and Madame Peng as they depart Buckingham Palace on the third day of their State Visit to the UK, 22 October 2015. Read more

    The British Monarchy · October 29, 2015
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  • Anusya Devi M.

    Epic view, guards, scenery

    Anusya Devi Mohana Sundram · October 25, 2015
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  • Rahmawati D.

    Avoid going on weekend because it will be too crowded and the tourist will push each other.

    Rahmawati D. · October 18, 2015
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  • Ong Andrew 翁.

    Amazing views of guard changing ceremony

    Ong Andrew 翁 · October 18, 2015
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  • Rachel

    Always love this place, visited a few times. ☺️ Be there as early before 11am to see the changing of guards, grab a good spot for photos, especially the blooming flowers during spring! 🌻🌷🌼

    Rachel · October 18, 2015
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  • Pratiti M.

    The Royal Palace- which once ruled the world.

    Pratiti Majumdar · October 5, 2015
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  • Mohammad الفيلكاوي

    Be there at 10:30 AM to find a good place to see the change of guard

    Mohammad الفيلكاوي · October 5, 2015
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  • Stn

    Ring the bell, have tea with the Queen.

    Stn · October 4, 2015
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  • R S.

    Love the green park so beautiful. Must see it and Buckingham Palace too.

    R S · October 2, 2015
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  • Liana B.

    Great visit!

    Liana Bezerra · October 1, 2015
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  • Jacob M.

    The queen stiffed me.

    Jacob Mercer-Pontier · October 1, 2015
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  • Phil N.

    Wave like the Queen

    Phil Nom · September 29, 2015
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  • Sarah F.

    Lovely and great sight to spend an afternoon in ☁️

    Sarah Fahad♋️ · September 28, 2015
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  • Ash M.

    Beware of pickpockets! You just have to. You wouldn't know you will lose your money till you lost it. 😓

    Ash M · September 21, 2015
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  • Kelly W.

    Check the changing of the guard schedule before coming early to wait in a good spot.

    Kelly Wong · September 16, 2015
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  • Dave M.

    Every summer the state rooms are opened to the public. They close 27/09/2015, so book tickets now!

    Dave Marshall · September 12, 2015
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  • Hams S.

    I'm a royalist again. Easily one of the top 10 most iconic place in the world. i'd give my eye teeth, for a 24hour pass to the place.

    Hams Solo · September 11, 2015
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  • Jenny L.

    Take a picture here with the guard!

    Jenny Law · September 4, 2015
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  • Billur B.

    State rooms worth seeing

    Billur Bakar · September 1, 2015
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  • Vinicius C.

    Absolutely amazing place

    Vinicius Carvalho · September 1, 2015
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  • Sunil S.

    If you go on a day when they are changing the guard, get there early as it gets really busy. I personally think the best place is by the statue in the middle

    Sunil Soni · August 29, 2015
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  • JP S.

    Not being a fan of doing touristy things, this was extremely fascinating. Go if you have the chance:

    JP Seral · August 26, 2015
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  • André M.

    Stunning 😀

    André Martins · August 21, 2015
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  • Matt T.

    Visit to the state rooms was well worth the entrance fee. Quite crowded but that's to be expected for such an amazing and historic site. Audio guide is free and pretty good.

    Matt Ta-Min · August 20, 2015
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  • Maggie M.

    I taste opulence.

    Maggie MacG · August 19, 2015
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  • Sema M.

    Gards changing.

    Sema Mann · August 17, 2015
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  • Tariq A.

    Great historical palace

    Tariq Allaith · August 13, 2015
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