Buckingham Palace

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Buckingham Palace London Reviews

mdfehmel mdfehmel
210 reviews
Buckingham Palace Oct 08, 2013
Buckingham Palace is certainly one of the most iconic attractions in London and the current home of the Queen of England. It is only open to the pulic during certain times of the year and scheduled visit times book up fast. The same thing applies for the Changing of the Guard ceremonies; they only occur at certain days of the week, but mostly at 1130. Therefore, it is recommended that you refer to the website, contact a tourist agency or your hotel's concierge desk a couple days in advance of when you would like to visit. It is also recommended that you buy a discount ticket that applies to many of the popular tourist sites in order to avoid paying higher ticket prices for each one individually. On the day that my wife and I visited, the palace's state rooms were open for tours. We paid 18 pounds per ticket and the tour lasted approximately 2 hours. The palace is very impressive. The construction, magnitude, furnishings, art work and family collectibles displayed are priceless and give you a good indication of the wealth in the British Royal Family. At the end of the tour, the gift shop is quite nice and offers some nice gift ideas for those Royal Family fanatics on your shoping list. I also picked up a nice plate to display in my own library. Overall I was glad that we set aside time to go and would definitely recommend it. Of note, there is no photography allowed at all inside of the palace, although you can take them as soon as you end up on the back lawn.
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Vipin Vipin
691 reviews
Essential pit stop Mar 16, 2011
Buckingham Palace doesn't need any introduction! Serving as the monarch's official residence in London, the palace is always a focal point for official state visits and occasions, as well as when something of national importance occurs.

During the rest of the time though, many tourists flock here just to view it from the outside. On such occasions, there isn't much to do. Many people just stare a little, hhave their pictures taken and wonder what is happening when a raft of cars, or even a carriage, passes through the gates.

The Changing of the Guard is a major tourist attraction, and it's worth timing your visit for this if you can. During the late summer, the state rooms are opened. You can visit these, for a fee of course!

Apart from the general gawping, there isn't much to do here. For me, the facade reminds me of Versailles a little, as well serving as the backdrop for many national events and celebrations. The building is an iconic part of the British royal family, as well as of London, which means that the site is worth visiting.
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Ramsy Ramsy
8 reviews
Really need to see this Jul 09, 2011
If you're visiting London, you must at least see Buckingham Palace. See the change of the guards etc.

Nothing fancy or exciting there, but I really liked it when visiting London. Getting through London is really easy when you're taking the tubes. Just a couple of minutes waiting time and you're on your way. Think I saw most of London in 2 days.
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wongjst wongjst
40 reviews
Jul 08, 2007
A major toursist attraction, Buckingham Palace, which is the official London residence of the British royal. Everyday there are more than thousands of visitors surround to watch the "Change of Guard".
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