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Buckingham Palace has been the official residence of the Queen of England. However, it’s worldwide known not only for this fact.

This place is the central headquarters of the monarchy in the United Kingdom. Without a doubt, London offers a wide range of diverse attractions. But only Buckingham Palace is the main palace in the country which holds numerous receptions and state events.

Alley leads towards Buckingham Palace in London
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The Palace is more than the English Queen’s Home

After Queen Victoria mounted the throne, she had no hesitations that the palace must become the official residence. She was not scared of the smell of mold floating in the air of every room. She realized the level of efforts to take before this place could shine again and become the pearl of the capital again. Great Britain collected plenty of attractions throughout its history. But some places stand against time and its destructive strength.

Serious restoration process had taken places before the palace was re-born again. Buckingham Palace was proclaimed to be the main Royal headquarters back in 1837. Even though Queen Victoria moved to Windsor Castle after her husband’s death, the palace still remained to be the central residence of the English monarchs.

Evening lights and Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace in London © Lukasz Pajor / Shutterstock

What has Buckingham Palace prepared for tourists

Any traveler will be genuinely amazed by the decor and atmosphere of far ben of the palace. Furniture and priceless pieces of art dating back to the period of George IV can be found here. The Green Drawing Room prepared for its visitors an interesting exhibit - Sèvres porcelain that belonged to Napoleon. The picture-gallery has the size of two tennis courts. It displays paintings by Rubens and Rembrandt, Canaletto, and other great artists.

The State Dining Room is made in the extravagant red color, while the White Drawing Room Has mostly golden shades. It’s quite a challenge to find the secret royal door in this room. The renowned Throne Room is nowadays used for formal photoshoots. However, the palace does not have much space for mass entertainment. Therefore, the enormous Ballroom was built. Today it's used for numerous events.

The Tower of London is another place in the list of the official royal complexes that you can’t miss. Besides, it’s one of the oldest constructions in the whole country.

Facade of the palace on a bright sunny day
Buckingham Palace in London © HiStockPhoto / Shutterstock

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Buckingham Palace - attractions nearby

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1 hour 30 minutes
Changing of the Guard Walking Small-Group Tour
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See British tradition come to life on this fully-guided Changing of the Guard walking tour that ensures you get the very best views of this spectacular ceremony!  Don’t make the same mistake that so many visitors often – and understandably – make, believing the prime vantage point from where to experience this time-honoured tradition is outside Buckingham Palace. These spectators’ enthusiasm quickly turns to disappointment when they realise that they have waited for hours only to see the very end of this unique performance, their view often blocked by the throngs of people crowding around them. Instead, follow your guide on a dynamic journey that takes in the entire Changing of the Guard from beginning to end as they expertly navigate the crowds to take you to the best – and most photographable – viewpoints.
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7 hours
The Crown! Royal London and Windsor Route of Monarchy (Private Tour)
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The Crown Tour is a full day experience that explores those iconic landmarks which relate to the British monarchy.Your Private Driver Guide will be a keen royalist historian enthused with providing you with a panoramic sightseeing route with presentation stops in London following in the footprints of sovereigns past - before heading out to Windsor-on-Thames in Royal Berkshire.We shall get up close and personal with 6 royal palaces in London - including Her Majesty the Queen’s principle residence at the majestic Buckingham Palace - plus Clarence House the residence of her son and heir Prince Charles.This special day will continue with a trip out to Windsor - where Harry recently married Meghan in the magnificent St. George’s Chapel (available daily except Sunday).At Windsor we provide a walking tour plus a visit to Runnymede- setting for the Magna Carta.Our Concierge Team can provide skip the line tickets for Windsor Castle as an optional extra.
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The Original Tour London: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour & Tower of London
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Combine The Original Tour Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour with the Tower of London (nearest stop: Tower Hill, Yellow Route). Enjoy 360 views of London from the open-top deck of the bus. Hop on and off across 7 different routes and over 100 bus stops to visit the key sights and top attractions including: Tower Bridge, Tower of London, St Paul’s Cathedral, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, Marble Arch, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Nelson’s Column, National Gallery, Downing Street and many more…Hop off the Yellow Route at Tower Hill to visit this powerful and enduring fortress which has played many roles over the centuries including a royal palace, an armoury and even housed a zoo!
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4 hours 45 minutes
Buckingham Palace Tour with Changing of the Guard Ceremony
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Enjoy three quintessential British experiences on a 4.5-hour royal London tour, combining the legendary Changing of the Guard ceremony with an audio tour of Buckingham Palace and an afternoon tea. After learning all about the British Royal Family from an expert local guide, stroll to a prestigious central London hotel to finish the tour with scones, finger sandwiches and an oh-so-British cup of tea. Buckingham Palace is only open for select dates in July, August and September each year, so book now! Tours to this top London attraction sell out fast.
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