The State Rooms, Buckingham Palace Tours

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London: Changing of the Guard & Buckingham Palace Tour

1. London: Changing of the Guard & Buckingham Palace Tour

Explore the state rooms of Buckingham Palace and see the Changing of the Guard. Gain a deeper understanding of royal protocol from your tour guide and enjoy audio commentary inside the palace. Watch the Changing of the Guards in the company of a guide, who will explain the history and meaning behind the ceremony. See up-close the precision of the Queen’s Foot Guards as they march to the sounds of a military band. Marvel at the mounted Household Cavalry, resplendent on horseback as they change at Horse Guards Parade. If you book your tour on Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday, you’ll get to experience the change of the Household Cavalry. Step inside Buckingham palace and admire the lavish apartments and sparkling chandeliers. View some of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection, including exquisite Sèvres porcelain and some of the finest English and French furniture in the world. While inside, enjoy commentary from the official audio guide and learn the history behind the sumptuous furnishings and family history.

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What people are saying about The State Rooms, Buckingham Palace

From beginning to end we felt well looked after, from the time we met our excellent guide, Jeremy, at the Duke of York column until the time we parted at the Palace. He was very well informed and pleasant. It was impressive to see all those beautifully turned-out horses behaving so well, and so close to each other in perfect lines. Don’t know how the riders manage to keep them in order and standing so still. We would have preferred to see the front of the new horses but they looked very fine from behind. Our excellent guide told us lots of interesting information while we were waiting. Buckingham Palace tour was very well organised and we didn’t feel too hurried moving through. We didn’t enjoy queuing for 25 minutes for coffee - it was so busy - and not easy to find somewhere to sit. However the staff in the Garden Cafe and throughout the tour were so welcoming and cheerful we soon forgot our aching legs.

Disappointed the palace was still closed and unable to visit inside as previously booked however understandable with the passing of Her Majesty, The Queen. Brendan, the guide we had today was wonderful, and extremely knowledgeable. I highly recommend him.

Buckingham Palace is such an amazing, beautiful place. I was absolutely awestruck and brought to tears at the elegance and history behind those amazing gates. The history and grandeur is beyond words. Would highly, highly recommend to everyone!

Was great, our guide Joe was great and gave us background knowledge. Well organized and worth the money!

Brilliant experience overall, the Palace left me absolutely speechless.