Buckingham Palace

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 9 publications
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9 expert recommendations


Afar Magazine

The residence and office of Her Majesty The Queen, Buckingham Palace is one of the few working palaces of the world. It is used by the Queen to entertain guests of State. However, a... Full review →



The queen's London pied-à-terre is not the most beautiful of palaces, but it's big.


Fodor's Tick@2x Choice

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


Frommer's 33

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 →


Let's Go

From late July to early October, though, the royals head to Balmoral, and the State Rooms are opened to the public. Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick@2x 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 →


Michelin Guide 54

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 →


Not For Tourists

Unofficial HQ for Fathers For Justice. Full review →


Time Out 69

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 →

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