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"Welcome to Queenyland !" Top 5 Page for this destination Buckingham Palace Tip by sourbugger

Buckingham Palace, London: 423 reviews and 701 photos


If you really want to spend 15 quid on seeing a few rooms at Buckingham Place during August and September, then be my guest. This money-raising venture (don't be fooled by any of the PR) is now well established. It helps to at least pay for a few odd-jobs around the place.

There is now talk of erecting a couple of grandstands inside the front courtyard and chargeing 10 pounds to watch the changing of the guard. This time-honoured event (described in another tip somewhere) is usually watched by tourists peering through the palace railings. If they do charge, how are they going to stop the freeloaders ? electify the fence ?

This idea has been criticised in some quarters as turning Buck Pal into a theme park. I'm all for it myself. It's the only way as a staunch republican that I will go there. A good rollercoaster in the back garden would be good (perhaps called 'Killer Queen' ?) and a log flume (well, little royal 'Britannia'boats) in the lake. Tacky ?, well as if that as ever bothered the Windsors before.

Address: The Mall, SW1
Directions: Green Park tube
Phone: +44 303 123 7300

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  • Updated Mar 10, 2008
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