Buckingham Palace

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8 expert recommendations



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


Fodor's Tick@2x 6171d377f4bdf64b73cd1497a953795e983e401b43d55aa4aa744f373ea2f30b 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 6171d377f4bdf64b73cd1497a953795e983e401b43d55aa4aa744f373ea2f30b 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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