in London City
Buckingham Palace has been HQ for the UK sovereigns since 1837 and today serves as the weekday home of The Queen, Prince Philip, Duke of York and the Earl and Countess of Wessex. The palace has hundreds of state rooms, royal and guest bedrooms, staff bedrooms, offices and bathrooms. Renowned for being the venue for Royal ceremonies, garden parties and banquets, the palace is neither an art gallery nor a museum though it is decorated with numerous priceless works of art which form the Royal Collection.
Thousands of people visit the Palace each year as guests to banquets, lunches, dinners, receptions and the Royal Garden Parties which are held in the summer. The Palace garden is home to many species of birds and wild flowers, some extremely rare.
The Forecourt of Buckingham Palace is used for Changing of the Guard. Thee reception of the 2011 Royal Wedding was hosted at the Palace, and Prince William and Kate Middleton were greeted by hundreds of thousands of fans as they posed for pictures on the famous East Front balcony.
Tourists can enjoy a two hour tour around the state rooms during the summer and this year a special exhibition called Diamonds A Jubilee Celebration open to the public will portray how diamonds were used among British Royalty throughout the years and will include a number of The Queens personal jewels!
For more information or to book your tickets now visit Buckingham Palace
Nearest underground stations to Buckingham Palace Victoria, St. Jamess and Green Park tube stations.
And if you are going to take the Royal tour, why not like royalty for your stay in London City and check out the beautiful The Goring
, Marylebone Hotel
or the luxurious The Cavendish