Buckingham Palace

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The most famous of buildings associated with the UK monarchy and seen as the home of the Queen, Buckingham Palace is one of the most visited sights in the UK and seen as a must-see by many. The Palace was opened in 1703 and was made the home of the Queen of the United Kingdom at the time in 1761. It was enlarged in the 19th century and has had many refurbishments in its time. The Palace has 775 rooms. These include 19 staterooms, 52 Royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms.

The Palace is still used as a royal residence and is used to host invited guests, seeing some 50,000 a year invited to garden parties, receptions and banquets. The Palace forecourt hosts a changing of the guard ceremony during the summer months, which attracts many tourists who watch from the other side of the fence.

Getting there

The Palace is served by four local tube stations and other transport facilities and is local to many other sights in Westminster.

Opening Times and Admission

The palace opens up its staterooms during different periods of the year for visitors to be shown around. The palace is largely closed off to the public though due to the importance of the people it houses. The palace does have its own royal shop selling items that relate to the British Monarchy.

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Posted: 6 Dec 2018, 12:39

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This is the UK

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This is the UK, what a beautiful building that is steeped in UK history. The Queen was in on our visit, with the flag raised. We visited as they were changing the guard and that was an experience to see. We got a couple of goodies from the royal shop which were reasonably priced.

Posted: 5 Jul 2018, 01:23

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Not up too much

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Looking past the novelty of the royalty of the palace... for sightseeing it really isnt up too much as you are locked out with 15ft high fences. Its all very restricted. The changing of the guard is probably the most interesting thing.

Posted: 21 May 2018, 00:34

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Numerous Visits

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Visited many times due to my job. The sight attracts many tourists/school trips and will be busy during day late and your standard working hours but will settle down at around 8pm in the summer months offering you a peaceful time having a look at the palace. The palace is probably highly impressive to those who are seeing it for the first time or are royalists but to me it's not the best of palace's in the world in terms of architecture and openness to visitors.

Posted: 29 Mar 2018, 13:52

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Beautiful exterior

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Every time I go to London I find myself stood outside this beautiful building. I've never been on a tour to see the inside, however great tourist spot whether you're just going to have a look or wanting a tour. Most recently I went during the changing of the guards, was full of people waiting to watch, a band comes round the palace and the atmosphere is good, however I prefer visiting when quieter as we couldn't see anything.

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