"The Queen's residence in London" Buckingham Palace Tip by codrutz

Buckingham Palace, London: 423 reviews and 701 photos


Buckingham Palace is the Royal Residence since 1837. The building was initially a house owned by the Duke of Buckingham at the beginning of the 18th century. The building was gradually extended and now has no less than 775 rooms.

Some areas (in south) are open for visitors: The State Rooms (1 ticket = 15.50 pounds), The Garden, Royal Mews, Queen's Gallery (1 ticket for the big tour - Royal Day Out = 28.50 pounds .. ouch!).

The Change of the Guards is the thing everybody talks about - imho it's over rated. It's happening starting with 11AM, actually starts at 11.30AM and the crowds of tourists are very numerous to see it. I personally found it less interesting, probably because of the crowds and the wait. I still prefer the changing of the guards at Palazzo Quirinale in Rome, Italy.

Address: The Mall, SW1
Directions: Exit the tube on Green Park station and walk south trough the park with the same name. You will reach a fabulous gate of the park and there you can see the Buckingham Palace and the Queen Victoria memorial
Phone: +44 303 123 7300
Website: https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/visit/the-state-rooms-buckingham-palace

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 6, 2008
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