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A trip to Buckingham Palace is a must, especially if the Queen is away and you can take a tour, which is expensive but worth it. We had tickets to tour the Palace on our last day in London. We had to buy them about a month in advance on the internet. It was the first day for this year that the Queen was away so it worked out well for us. The Queen usually leaves in late July through August.

Unfortunately, photographs are not permitted during the tour. We took the State Rooms tour and room after room was pretty breathtaking. I particularly enjoyed the dining room and the piano room. The Queen's Gallery of artwork was also impressive.

After the tour you can spend as much time as you want wandering through the Queen's Garden, which is mostly a natural park, but quite relaxing. Most of my pictures are from either the front or back of the Palace from the Garden.

We had tickets for the Royal Mews, but were not that interested in seeing them.

Address: The Mall, SW1
Directions: Green Park tube
Phone: +44 303 123 7300
Website: http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/default.asp

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 23, 2010
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