Buckingham Palace

Top 1% of attractions in London
9 / 10

9 expert reviews

“It's rare to get a chance to see how the other half—well, other minute fraction—lives and works.”

– Fodor's

"The queen's London pied-à-terre is not the most beautiful of palaces, but it's big."
"The setting is glorious, sat between two great sweeping parks (Green and St. James's) at the end of an elegant tree-lined boulevard (The Mall)." Full review
Lonely Planet
Top Choice
"Built in 1703 for the Duke of Buckingham, Buckingham Palace replaced St James's Palace as the monarch's official London residence in 1837." Full review
Time Out
"As the home of the Queen, the palace is usually closed to visitors, but you may view the interior for a brief period each summer while the Windsors are away on their holidays." Full review
Michelin Guide
2 Stars
"Buckingham Palace is a focal point for Londoners and visitors alike; the city's uplifting royal ceremonial events, uniting monarch and people, primarily take place here and in its vicinity." Full review
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