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Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace has served as the official London residence and administrative office of the British royal family since the 19th century and is one of the few remaining working royal palaces in the world. Access for the public is limited and exclusive but worthwhile for those who arrange a visit.

The Basics
Buckingham Palace is one of England's most famous landmarks. Visitors can always view its opulent exterior through the gates, but visits must be timed right to tour the interior. During its summer opening, travelers can peek into the state rooms, see the Throne Room, stroll through the palace gardens, and admire masterpieces by artists such as Rembrandt and Canaletto in Queen Victoria's Picture Gallery.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The palace is a must for history buffs and royal enthusiasts.
  • Pair a stop at Buckingham Palace with the Changing of the Guard ceremony and afternoon tea for a quintessential London experience.
  • Tours of the palace interior are only available in summer from late June to late September, while the queen is on holiday in Scotland.
  • If the Royal Standard flag is flying atop the palace, it means the queen is in residence; otherwise, the Union Jack flag is flown.

How to Get There
Buckingham Palace is located in central London at the heart of St. James Park. It's a pleasant stroll from London attractions such as Westminster Cathedral and Big Ben and is often included as a stop on city walking tours.

When to Get There
The best time to visit Buckingham Palace is during the legendary Changing of the Guard ceremony, when the royal guards change shifts. This takes place daily at 11:30am but can be canceled in bad weather. The palace interior is only open to the public during summer, from late July until the end of September, with tours running daily from 9:30am to 7:30pm (until 6:30pm in September). You'll want to book this coveted experience in advance.

Nearby Royal Sites
Windsor Castle is the nearest queen's residence to Buckingham, located just outside London. It can be visited on a quick, half-day trip from the city. And although not royal in nature, Westminster Abbey is the resting place of many English monarchs and the site of some royal family weddings (including that of Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge).
Address: Buckingham Palace Road, London, England
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Private Guided and Chauffered Tour of London

Private Guided and Chauffered Tour of London

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Make like a VIP in London with a private guide, personal chauffeur, and an itinerary tailor-made for you. Choose between a 3- or 6-hour tour and admire landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and the Tower of London; hit the shops at Harrods or Oxford Street; or explore the local neighborhoods. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$415.79
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$415.79
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London In One Day - A Private & Bespoke Tour Itinerary

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London In One Day - A Private & Bespoke Tour Itinerary

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Explore London on a full-day private tour and see the best the city has to offer. Visit key landmarks such as Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and a few famous filming locations as you listen to informative commentary from your guide about the history of London. Customize the tour to your preferences and interests and create your own perfect tour of London with your guide.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$260.87
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$326.09
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Westminster and Buckingham private walking tour

Westminster and Buckingham private walking tour

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Experience Westminster, Buckingham, and more on a small-group tour.  Choose a tour in English, French, or Italian and let the adventure begin. Over two and a half hours, your guide explains the intimate details of the many iconic London attractions you see.  A small group size and a tour in your native tongue allows you to have a more personalized and engaging experience.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$29.61
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Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey Walking Tour

Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey Walking Tour

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A great way for you to explore a part of London if you are limited for time and want to see some of the major sites. You can forgo your research and be lead by a qualified tour guide. Soak up the fascinating history associated with each iconic building such as Buckingham Palace, Clarence House (home of Prince Charles & Camilla) and Whitehall which is the location of many of the government buildings. You'll find out the history of some of the most important events that occurred in the Palace of Westminster, and the Kings and Queens who resided in the Palaces. This tour will give you the opportunity to get those must have photos for your social media pages.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.74
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$32.74

Hop-on Hop-off London Bus Tour 1 day + FREE extra 1 day

Hop-on Hop-off London Bus Tour 1 day + FREE extra 1 day

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Get the most out of London by combining a hop-on hop-off bus tour, a walking tour, and a Thames River cruise. Your bus ticket is valid for 24 hours, with multiple over the course of three routes, and includes onboard audio commentary in several languages. Choose your walking tour and river cruise departure times to suit your schedule.
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  • 1 day
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Enter Buckingham Palace & See The Main Westminster Sights Tour

Enter Buckingham Palace & See The Main Westminster Sights Tour

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Discover London’s royal history and heritage on a walking tour of the capital’s most iconic landmarks. Visit Buckingham Palace and watch the traditional Changing of the Guard Ceremony (morning tour only); stroll through the royal parks and Parliament Square as you hear stories about Britain’s royal family; and stop for photos at Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and the London Eye.
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  • 4 hours
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$98.22
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Wimbledon Tennis & Westminster Landmarks Walking Tour

Wimbledon Tennis & Westminster Landmarks Walking Tour

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  • 4 hours
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Bike Tour of London

Bike Tour of London

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Bicycles are the best way to see London. With us, you only pay to rent a bike, at the cheapest rate in London (£4 an hour)
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  • 3 hours
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$14.35
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The Original Tour - London by Night with River Cruise

The Original Tour - London by Night with River Cruise

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Experience the city as the sun begins to set and London lights up around you. A non-stop tour combining a live guided bus tour and a river cruise. A great tour to rediscover the city under a new light, the best of London by bus and boat. The city bursts into life at night and London looks spectacular with twinkling lights cutting through the darkness. Watch the city come alive as the sun sets and as famous monuments such as the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye light up. From the comfort of the top deck, to a tranquil seat on the river, don’t miss out on the perfect night experience. Some of the landmarks on our night tour include: Buckingham Palace, Downing Street, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower of London and many more.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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$37.98
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Eat 8 English Foods & See 30+ London Sights Walking Tour!

Eat 8 English Foods & See 30+ London Sights Walking Tour!

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After a full day of exploring London, a classic way to relax is to indulge in the UK’s delicious comfort food. This tour shows off London’s best attractions and ends with a visit to an authentic English pub for a tasting menu of meals like fish and chips, scotched eggs, and pie and mash. The tour is perfect for anyone who wants to sample several iconic British meals in one sitting.
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  • 6 hours
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$95.09
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$95.09
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Private Custom Tour: Day Tour of London

Private Custom Tour: Day Tour of London

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Don’t visit London landmarks and listen to commentary that doesn’t interest you. Set your own itinerary and explore London your way on a private half- or full-day tour of England’s capital. Tick off all of the attractions on your personal checklist and take advantage of your private guide’s local insight by visiting hidden gems and unknown corners of the city. Choose the start time and meeting point of your tour and receive the undivided attention of your guide throughout. 
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  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$364.06
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London's Royal Private Walking Tour with a Local

London's Royal Private Walking Tour with a Local

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Get a local's insight into life in the British capital on this private royal-themed walking tour. In the company of just your party and a royal-expert guide, visit such sites as St. Mary’s Hospital, birthplace of many royals; Kensington Palace, residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and Westminster Abbey, setting for the funeral of Princess Diana. With a wealth of new knowledge about the royal family, conclude your tour at the famed Buckingham Palace.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$74.08
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$74.08
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London VIP Audio Tour to The Eye, Westminster, and Buckingham Palace

London VIP Audio Tour to The Eye, Westminster, and Buckingham Palace

Join radio presenter and The Influential Women podcast host and newsreader Nicki Bannerman on an immersive walking tour through the heart of Royal, political, cultural and historic London starting from the Embankment tube station. Wonder at ‘The London Eye’ and the Big Ben clock tower of the Houses of Parliament. Take a photo of the cultural iconic red phone boxes and pass near 10 Downing street towards Trafalgar Square and the Horseguards at Whitehall. Enter Westminster Abbey where our longest reigning monarch ‘Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’ had her coronation in 1953 broadcast in 39 languages. Observe the charm of Trafalgar Square as you walk down the mall to Buckingham Palace, the official royal palace since Queen Victoria in 1837 for hosting banquets, state occasions and the heart of Royal life. The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.
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  • 55 minutes
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VIP London:Walks Changing of the Guard Rock 'n' Roll Jack the Ripper & Hard Rock

VIP London:Walks Changing of the Guard Rock 'n' Roll Jack the Ripper & Hard Rock

See some of London's top highlights—the Changing of the Guard, St. James' Palace, Buckingham Palace, and others—on this whirlwind 90-minute tour. During your walking tour, you'll listen to in-depth guided commentary on London's history and culture, learning a lot more about the city than you would simply exploring on your own. After your tour, you'll get to skip the line at the London's Hard Rock hotel for an included meal.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$81.50
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$81.50

London Tour - Full day

London Tour - Full day

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A great bespoke personal tour of one of the greatest cities in the world that can be tailored to the requirements of the visitors. Whether you are interested in the latest shopping experiences of Bond Street or more interested in the architecture of the square mile, we can create a day especially for you.
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  • 8 hours
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$789.34
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$789.34
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Amazing Buckingham Palace, St James's Palace, Hampton Court Palace Private Tour

Amazing Buckingham Palace, St James's Palace, Hampton Court Palace Private Tour

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During this full-day private tour, you’ll visit three historic palaces belonging to Britain’s royal family. Listen to personalized commentary as you get a first-hand peek at Buckingham Palace—or perhaps even the iconic Changing of the Guards. Then, head by train to Hampton Court Palace, the stunning one-time residence of Henry VIII, William III, and George II. Other sights include Green Park and St. James's Palace.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$538.19
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Private Tour, Entry to Westminster Abbey and London Highlights

Private Tour, Entry to Westminster Abbey and London Highlights

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Benefit from a private half-day tour of Westminster that covers some of the most famous sights in London. Visit Westminster Abbey and Parliament Square, and see Big Ben, the Horse Guards Parade at Whitehall, and Buckingham Palace, among other key monuments for both the royal family and British government. You can also walk through St James's Park before your tour ends at Trafalgar Square.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$261.92
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Double Decker Bus Tour and Hard Rock Cafe Meal in London

Double Decker Bus Tour and Hard Rock Cafe Meal in London

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Discover London with ease and efficiency with a Hop-On Hop-Off Bus package. In addition to 24-hours of access to the seven bus routes, you also enjoy a Thames river cruise and three walking tours. Go wherever you like and take time to explore the places that interest you. When your stomach starts rumbling, head the the Hard Rock Cafe and choose from a variety of menu options.
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  • 1 day
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$75.62
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5-Day Best of England & Scotland Tour: London, Edinburgh, Manchester and more

5-Day Best of England & Scotland Tour: London, Edinburgh, Manchester and more

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See the best of England and Scotland, and leave all the planning to someone else, when you book this comprehensive, 5-day tour package. On the first day, discover London’s top highlights, from the Tower of London and the British Museum to St. Paul’s Cathedral and Buckingham Palace. Next, venture to academic Cambridge and continue north to York to see its famous Minster. From there, you’ll journey to Edinburgh and Glasgow, Manchester and the Lake District, and will explore Stratford-upon-Avon and Bicester Village. Accommodation, transit, tours, and select meals all included.
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  • 5 days
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$542.61
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London's Royal Private Family Tour

London's Royal Private Family Tour

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Getting kids excited about history can be a challenge, but this private tour is tailor-made for families with young children. Follow in the footsteps of London’s royal family as you visit Kensington Palace and Buckingham Palace; enjoy interactive activities including treasure hunts and quizzes; and stop for refreshments in one of the royal parks.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.16
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$56.16
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Private guided tour london

Private guided tour london

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Gain a comprehensive overview of London on this private tour, with hassle-free pickup and drop-off from a point of your choosing. Hear personalized insights from your local driver as you cruise around the sprawling city with ease and enjoy photo stops at top sights such as the London Eye, Buckingham Palace, and Westminster Abbey.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$779.20
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Half day London Private Tour in Executive Luxury Vehicle

Half day London Private Tour in Executive Luxury Vehicle

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We Provide 5* service for the price of a normal service All Tours Carried out in Executive Luxury Vehicles Our definition of “private tour” simply means your tour, where all ground services are provided by your very own personal driver, exclusively for your party. Flexible itinerary designed around your interest, and need. Only you and your family or friends. Especially convenient if you are traveling with children or elderly people. Private and comfortable car with your own driver who is always ready to transfer you to the next destination. Tours pick up and drop off at clients’ hotel. Tour pick up times are flexible but MUST be advised at time of booking. London, the capital of England and the United Kingdom, is a 21st-century city with history stretching back to Roman times. At its centre stand the imposing Houses of Parliament, the iconic ‘Big Ben’ clock tower and Westminster Abbey, site of British monarch coronations. and Many more Historical Sites
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$225.90
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$225.90
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British Royalty : Watch The Changing Of The Guard

British Royalty : Watch The Changing Of The Guard

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We will see 20+ most iconic sights of The British Monarchy on a 3 hour walking tour. The main attraction being the Guard Change at Buckingham Palace This part of London is a must see for all visitors to London. We will head through Green Park to Buckingham Palace. At the Palace we will find a good spot to watch the Guard Change and also the Queens Life Guard (Mounted Body Guard) After the Guard Change we will walk down The Mall, the red coloured road that is adorned by two Royal Parks & two Royal Palaces The Mall is the most important road in the UK where National Celebrations are held. On the Mall we will see where Prince Charles lives (Clarence House) and also where our favourite English King & his wife stand There are Palaces and Parks galore here. We will walk around this area and i tell you the history, the fun facts and figures.
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  • 2 hours
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$27.62
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Central London Helicopter Flight- Shared flight

Central London Helicopter Flight- Shared flight

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Take in London’s famous skyline from above on this 10- or 20-minute helicopter flight over the capital. Follow the route of the Thames River and gaze down at Buckingham Palace, the Shard, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, along with several other world-famous landmarks. As you fly, your pilot will point out the big-name sights, so you don’t have to worry about missing a thing. The helicopter seats a maximum of six people, not including the pilot.
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  • 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$287.03
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$287.03