Buckingham Palace

 

Buckingham Palace (click here for more information on Buckingham Palace) is the official residence of Her Majesty the Queen, who as head of state hosts many state receptions inside the palace. Since 1993 (partly as a consequence of a disastrous fire which devastated parts of Windsor Castle) a portion of the palace has been open to the public in July and August. The tour takes in many state rooms and to avoid long queues it is advisable to book in advance -details below. Also open to the public are the Royal Mews where the state coaches are on display, details. From the gates of Buckingham Palace and from different spots along the Mall one can view the daily spectacle of the changing of the guard, times.

Buckingham Palace is situated in the midst of Green Park and the adjoining St. Jame's Park, a tranquil haven in central London where it is possible to relax after taking in the many sites

BUCKINGHAM PALACE
Recored information 0171 799 2331; Group bookings and enquiries 0171 839 1377; Advance credit card bookings 0171 321 2333
Description

Magnificentl palace with important works of art in central London. Official residence of HM Queen. Tour of numerous state rooms.

Location
In the middle of Green Park, central London. No parking. Nearest underground stations: St. Jame's Park, Green Park & Victoria
Opening Times
8th August- 5th October, 9.30am-4.30pm daily
Admission Prices
You can pre-book Buckingham Palace tours and tickets on the Viator site.
Adults £9.00 Children (under 17)£5.00 (under 5) Free

NEAREST TUBE: Victoria, St Jame's Park

ROYAL MEWS
Recorded information 0171 799 2331; Group bookings and enquiries 0171 839 1377
DescriptionA working stable with fine horses and state carriages

Location
About 200 yards from Buckingham Palace on Buckingham Palace Road.
Opening Times
12 noon- 4.00pm 1st Jan-24 Mar (Wednesdays) 10.30am-4.30pm 25 Mar-3 Aug (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday) 10.30am-4.30pm 4 Aug- 2 Oct (Monday Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday) 12 noon- 4.00pm 3 Oct-31Dec (Wednesday) Closed> 24 December
Admission Prices
Per Person £3.50

NEAREST TUBE: Victoria, St Jame's Park

Changing of the guard takes place each morning at 11 am outside the gates of Buckingham Palace.

 

It is hard not to mention the scenes of intense grief that took place around this area in September. For the main story of that traumatic week, press

 

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