Buckingham Palace -- Your reviews

Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace, The Mall,
London  SW1A 1AA
Work +44 (0)207 766 7334
8 10 16 24 38 44 52 73 82 148 170 171 187 214 507 C1 C10
Green Park JUB PCL VIC, St. James’s Park CRC DSC, Victoria CRC DSC VIC
Buckingham Palace is the Queen’s official London residence, and is used to entertain guests and foreign heads of state, and as a backdrop for ceremonial occasions.
338 people are going: View Bing [Bot]’s trip plannerView katejahn’s trip plannerView Geo1953’s trip plannerView MalonesOfNC’s trip plannerView tia’s trip plannerView kbougie’s trip plannerView madmax’s trip plannerView dooly’s trip planner  14 people have been: View Bing [Bot]’s trip plannerView gleeko’s trip planner

How would you rate Buckingham Palace?   (You have already voted)

Exceptional - a must see!
Interesting - worth a look
Okay - take it or leave it
Poor - not very good
Terrible - avoid like the plague

United Kingdom (uk)Admin   27 Apr 10, 11:21

Have you ever visited Buckingham Palace? What did you think of it? Let other people know by posting your photos and writing a little review.
Board staff

exile   24 Aug 10, 14:17

As palaces go, I've seen better. I've even seen better in London. I went to Hampton Court and it was miles better than this. The only impressive bit about Buckingham Palace is its location. You've got that big pink road leading up to it and some beautiful parks around it, but then the building itself doesn't come up to scratch. For starters, it is too small. A palace should be a fairytale place, with turrets and huge gates and ornate decoration. But the front of it is just bland. It's just a big boring box shape. Apparently it used to be a big house which was converted into a palace, and it shows. Surely your queen could afford to get something a bit better
New member
Points: 66.52
Read my blog (2)
My trip planner

United Kingdom (uk)JRubin   19 Oct 10, 15:49

I've never been inside it but whenever i go past i think it;s a lousy looking palace. I want my Palaces to look like Hampton Court and Versailles, but this is just a box shape and its not even very big. If you look at the front then its got horrible tower blocks behind it. Maybe I should make the effort one day and go inside, but the outside doesnt exactly make you want to visit
Regular member
Points: 187.69
Where I’ve been (9)
My trip planner

United Kingdom (uk)donald   1 Nov 10, 13:28

Of all the tourist sites I've been too (and I'm not a tourist -- I've lived here for 20 years) the Palace is the most interesting by far. The place just impresses the moment you step through the door. The audio guide is superb and gives you an insight into everything from the events and state visist held here, to the formal dinners, investitures and awards etc. It probably takes a good 2 hours to enjoy the inside of the Palace to its full, and then you can have a rest with a cup of tea on the terrace, and look out over the gardens where they hold the famous garden parties.
New member
Points: 130.01
Where I’ve been (10)
My trip planner

United Kingdom (uk)pearlyqueen   8 Nov 10, 14:08

Having already been to Windsor Castle and loved it, I was already knowing the kind of spendour to expect, but to say that Buckingham Palace took my breath away is an understatement! What an amazing palace. And it is even more impressive inside given that the outside is rather less than impressive. You walk in not really expecting to see the kind of riches that you do. Everything, from the furniture, ceilings (and even the wallpaper!) is sumptious. You really do appreciate the kind of impression that visiting foreign heads of state must get when they meet the Queen. Everything is designed to impress, from the scale, to the views, to the service (each guest gets their own personal butler!)
Being a bit of a dimbo, a lot of the history on the audio guide went over my head, but I can see that it would be very interesting if you're into that kind of thing. But even if you're not, you can still look at the palace and dream of being a princess :applauding:
Regular member
Points: 206.13
Read my blog (5)
Where I’ve been (6)
My trip planner

England (en)Drummerboy   1 Sep 12, 15:04

Visit London Drum’s YouTube channel for more videos

Board staff
Points: 2,171.63
Read my blog (187)
Where I’ve been (117)

London Drum - London City Guide
Bookmark your favourite London places with your personalised trip planner

Try the London Quiz
Try the Treasure Hunt

Pick of the best events coming up in London…

Site map | Contact us | Questions, suggestions, announcements | About us | Privacy policy / Terms of use | Cookies
Copyright © 2014 London Drum. All rights reserved.

Buy our book

Visit Shop
London Drum’s book
A Visitor’s Guide to
Londons Landmarks
and Attractions
on sale now packed with reviews, photos, insider tips & maps
Read a free sample
Available for Kindle, Kobo, Nook, iBooks and other eReaders

Follow us

Keep up-to-date and follow London Drum
Pinterest YouTube RSS feed

Stage Musicals

  1. White Chri.. From Nov ‘14
  2. City Of An.. From Dec ‘14
  3. Dance Til.. From Oct ‘14

Theatre shows

  1. Play That.. From Sep ‘14
  2. Electra From Sep ‘14
  3. Peter Pan From Dec ‘14

Music concerts

  1. Ali Campbe.. 20th Dec ‘14
  2. Alexandra.. 1st May ‘15
  3. Jackson Br.. 24th Nov ‘14

Comedy gigs

  1. Jenny Ecla.. 15th Nov ‘14
  2. Henning We.. 26th Feb ‘15
  3. Michael Mc.. 1st Oct ‘15

Classical music

  1. Placido Do.. From July ‘15
  2. Aeternum From Nov ‘14
  3. Il Divo From Nov ‘14

Talks & lectures

  1. Jordan Bel.. 21st Nov ‘14
  2. Terry Jones 4th Nov ‘14
  3. Alex Fergu.. 26th Oct ‘14
London Drum -- London City Guide