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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.

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Buckingham Palace Tour Including Changing of the Guard Ceremony

Buckingham Palace Tour Including Changing of the Guard Ceremony

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Delve into London’s rich royal heritage during a visit to Buckingham Palace to see the Changing of the Guard Ceremony. Marvel at the traditional Changing of the Guard performance, which involves meticulously dressed soldiers marching to the rhythm of military drums. Then, enjoy an exclusive experience as you enter the opulent State Rooms of Buckingham Palace for an independent audio tour. See lavish chambers during a tour only available for two months of the year, and gain fascinating insight into the history of the British monarchy.
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  • 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.96
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$79.96

Changing of the Guard Small-Group Walking Tour

Changing of the Guard Small-Group Walking Tour

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No visit to England would be complete without experiencing quintessential traditions such as the Changing of the Guard. See British culture come to life from select prime vantage points. In a small group limited to 15, observe the Queen’s iconic foot guards, clad in red tunics and bearskin hats, and watch the household cavalry put on an impressive display. Follow history-rich guide commentary with ease using a headset.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$24.40
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$24.40

Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise

Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise

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Discover the grandeur of London aboard the open-top, double-decker Big Bus on this hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. With your 1-, 2-, or 3-day ticket, design a personal itinerary with stops including Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, St. Paul’s Cathedral and more. Enjoy unobstructed views and onboard commentary as you view the city’s highlights and upgrade to the fast-track London Eye option to get an aerial view of the city aboard the London Eye giant observation wheel. Hop off at Westminster Pier or Tower of London stop to enjoy a Thames River cruise.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.28
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$42.28

London In One Day Tour with Changing of the Guard with London Eye option
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London In One Day Tour with Changing of the Guard with London Eye option

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Get to know London in one day on this sight-packed, full-day tour with a guide. Traveling by air-conditioned coach, see top London attractions such as Big Ben and Westminster Abbey, and enjoy fast-track entry and a guided tour of St. Paul's Cathedral. Watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, and then visit the Tower of London. Break for a pub lunch, and receive a ticket for a Thames River sightseeing cruise to use after your tour or another day. For a bird's-eye view of the city, upgrade to include a ticket for the London Eye in the evening.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$142.30
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$142.30

Private Tower of London Opening Ceremony with Changing of The Guard and Cruise
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Private Tower of London Opening Ceremony with Changing of The Guard and Cruise

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Discover London’s royal history and sights on a London tour by foot and boat. Start with an early access visit to the Tower of London to see the opening ceremony and Crown Jewels without the usual daytime crowds. Then, take to the water on a half-hour River Thames sightseeing cruise. Stroll to Horse Guard’s Parade or Buckingham Palace to see the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony, and learn all about the British Royal Family from a knowledgeable local guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.96
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$79.96
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Buckingham Palace Entrance Ticket with Royal London Walking Tour

Buckingham Palace Entrance Ticket with Royal London Walking Tour

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Because of a brief 2-month opening season, the demand for tickets to the State Apartments at Buckingham Palace is exorbitantly high. Guarantee your glimpse into the lives of the royal family with this Buckingham Palace entrance ticket, which includes a royal London walking tour. Following a walking tour of royal London monuments including St. James’ Park and The Mall, you have the rare opportunity to head inside Buckingham Palace and see lavish chambers belonging to Her Majesty the Queen. Plus, you can also upgrade to add an English afternoon tea experience including dainty finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream, and homemade preserves.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.96
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$79.96

The Changing of the Guard
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The Changing of the Guard

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Get a guaranteed first-hand peek at one of London’s most iconic attractions, the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace. Listen to enriching context on the history of the quirky, 500-year-old military tradition from your guide, with audio headsets available so you can move around freely. You'll get a chance to tick off one of England’s top bucket list items.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$23.71
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Tootbus Must See London: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour and Thames River Cruise

Tootbus Must See London: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour and Thames River Cruise

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See the best of London without the stress of rigid tour times and massive crowds on this hop-on hop-off bus tour. With your flexible pass, hop aboard the double-decker, open-top bus for a comfortable sightseeing excursion. Great for kids and adults, your pass offers multiple route options with stops at main attractions like Big Ben, the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and more. Bonus features include a free city walking tour, a Thames River cruise, and local discounts.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.43
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$47.43

Classic London Landmarks Bicycle Tour

Classic London Landmarks Bicycle Tour

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Discover the history and diversity of London by bike on a sightseeing tour. Led by a guide, pedal past the city's top sites, including Covent Garden, Buckingham Palace, Westminster, St. Paul's Cathedral, and Trafalgar Square. Along the way, learn about the city’s colorful history — the glorious, the infamous, and everything in between.  
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.37
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$47.37

Best of London Including Tower of London, Changing of the Guard, with a Cream Tea or London Eye Upgrade

Best of London Including Tower of London, Changing of the Guard, with a Cream Tea or London Eye Upgrade

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See the English capital’s top landmarks on this most comprehensive of London magical tours. Take a tour of beautiful St Paul’s Cathedral, then make a photo stop at Westminster Abbey. Watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace and visit the Tower of London, where you'll have free time for lunch (own expense). Enjoy an extended river sightseeing cruise, and upgrade to cap everything with a London Eye flight or cream tea at Harrods.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$134.17
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$134.17

London Royal Parks Bike Tour including Hyde Park
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London Royal Parks Bike Tour including Hyde Park

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Discover the beauty and history of Royal London by bike on a morning or afternoon city tour. Enjoy a guided ride through Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, and St. James's Park. Cruise by the stately monuments such as the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, and view royal sites like Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace, and the Princess Diana Memorial. Along the way, learn about London’s rich history and contemporary culture.  
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.95
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$37.95

Total London Experience with London Eye, Tower of London, St Paul's
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Total London Experience with London Eye, Tower of London, St Paul's

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Visit some of London's most iconic landmarks on this full-day tour, including a Thames River cruise and a ride on the famous London Eye. Take a tour of St. Paul’s Cathedral and admire panoramic views of the capital from your air-conditioned coach. There’s a chance to get a taste of Royal London too, as you tour the notorious Tower of London, view the Crown Jewels and watch the traditional Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$174.83
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Royal London Tour with Changing of the Guard with optional London Eye upgrade
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Royal London Tour with Changing of the Guard with optional London Eye upgrade

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Experience London’s royal highlights on this sightseeing tour by coach, including the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. Take a panoramic tour of the city with your guide, passing Kensington Palace and Westminster Abbey. You'll also see Trafalgar Square and Big Ben, and watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony. Upgrade to include an open-date ticket for the London Eye.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.92
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Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle Day Trip from London

Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle Day Trip from London

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Visit two of England's grandest royal residences on this day trip to Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace. Traveling from London by air-conditioned coach, enjoy an audio-guided tour of the magnificent State Rooms and treasures of Buckingham Palace, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s main London residence. Then head for Windsor Castle in Windsor. Explore her majesty's royal palace, and enjoy a visit to St George’s Chapel. Depending on the day, view the Changing of the Guard. Finish off your tour with a stop at the famous Harrod's on your return to London.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$138.24
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London In a Day: Tower of London, Westminster Abbey & Changing of the Guard
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London In a Day: Tower of London, Westminster Abbey & Changing of the Guard

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Limited time in London doesn’t have to mean a limited view of the capital. Soak up the key sights in just one action-packed day on this guided small-group tour. Explore Westminster Abbey and watch the Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace. Then cruise the Thames River to Tower Bridge and explore its inner workings before delving into British history at the Tower of London.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$174.83
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$174.83

Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace Guided Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max
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Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace Guided Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

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Enjoy one of London’s most iconic sights, Buckingham Palace, during this guided walking tour that explores the palace’s history and the royal guards. Visit the Horse Guard Palace and get to know the Calvary on Guard before heading to the palace to learn about its surrounding statues, arches, and entrances. At Saint James Palace, follow the marching guards in red coats and tall black during the changing of the guard.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$84.40
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$84.40
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The Big Day out - London Eye Ticket, London Hop-on Hop-Off Tour & River Cruise

The Big Day out - London Eye Ticket, London Hop-on Hop-Off Tour & River Cruise

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See London from the streets, water, and sky with this great-value package that lets you explore London at your own pace. Easily reach top sights without spending a fortune on cab fare with a hop-on hop-off bus ticket valid for 1, 2, or 3 days. You’ll also get an aerial view of the city aboard the London Eye giant observation wheel and glide past Parliament and Big Ben on a Thames River cruise (Fri-Sun only).
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.56
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$75.56

March with the Guards: Changing of the Guard Tour

March with the Guards: Changing of the Guard Tour

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Don’t just watch the Changing of the Guards; get as close as you can to the action. On this exclusive Buckingham Palace tour, you’ll discover the best vantage points and most secluded spots for a close-up peek at London’s most popular spectacle. Witness two different ceremonies from four different angles, and listen to an in-depth background on the history of the iconic tradition.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$27.11
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Vintage London Bus Tour Including Thames Cruise with Optional London Eye

Vintage London Bus Tour Including Thames Cruise with Optional London Eye

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See London’s signature sights by vintage Routemaster bus and Thames River cruise on this sightseeing tour. Board a retro, red double-decker bus London Routemaster, and enjoy stellar views of top London attractions including the Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and Westminster Abbey. Then, after a short Thames sightseeing cruise, ride your London double-decker to Buckingham Palace for a photo stop or to witness the colorful Changing of the Guard ceremony. If you wish, upgrade to add a visit to the London Eye, Tower of London, or UNESCO-listed Stonehenge after your tour.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.08
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London Vintage Bus Tour with Cream Tea at Harrods

London Vintage Bus Tour with Cream Tea at Harrods

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Sightsee in London by vintage double-decker bus and modern catamaran on this half-day tour. As you travel around the city, watch out for top London landmarks like Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Then, hop out for photos at the Tower of London before taking a cruise along the Thames River. Sparkling wine, cream tea, and scones at Harrods complete the experience.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.38
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Private Tour: Traditional Black Cab Tour of London's Hidden Treasures

Private Tour: Traditional Black Cab Tour of London's Hidden Treasures

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Check off London’s most famous landmarks and lesser-known sights on this private, half-day tour. Travel around the English capital in an iconic black cab and pass by the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, and other top attractions. Then, head off the beaten path in search of Henry VIII’s cowshed, Winston Churchill’s cigar chair, and other quirky sights.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$500.10
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Private Tour London Highlights, entries Westminster Abbey, The Tower of London
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Private Tour London Highlights, entries Westminster Abbey, The Tower of London

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The Tower of London and Westminster Abbey are two of London’s most impressive must-see attractions, but the entry queues can be long. On this tour, save valuable sightseeing time with skip-the-line entry and head straight inside with your guide. Learn the history of Parliament Square and Trafalgar Square on a walking visit, and stop at Buckingham Palace, Nelson’s Column, and more.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$441.86
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Private Walking tour London, Buckingham Palace to Big Ben and much more
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Private Walking tour London, Buckingham Palace to Big Ben and much more

This action-packed private walking tour of London is the ideal experience for travelers with limited time. You’ll save time and see multiple top London attractions in one day, including Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, The Houses of Parliament, and Trafalgar Square. By going on a walking tour, you’ll visit places on foot that can’t be reached by car or bus. Your tour will be enhanced with guide commentary about London’s highlights, as well as insider tips.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$232.08
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London Hop On - Hop Off Bus with River Cruise

London Hop On - Hop Off Bus with River Cruise

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Maximize your time in London with a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Choose a 1-day, 24-, 48-, or 72-hour ticket and make the most of unlimited travel across several routes for the ticket validity period. Get views of top London sights such as the Tower of London and Big Ben from the open-top bus, listen to audio commentary and enjoy the flexibility to hop on and off at any of the well-placed stops. All tickets also include a complimentary river cruise and a walking tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.66
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Should I book Buckingham Palace tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Buckingham Palace can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Buckingham Palace 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Buckingham Palace costs USD 5.48. Guided Buckingham Palace tours start around USD 5.48 per person.
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