One of the few still-active royal places in the whole world, Buckingham Palace is a wonderful place of history, royal art and fashion. Not to mention it’s the home of Queen Elizabeth herself.
Built in the 1700’s, the palace became the official residence of the royals in 1837, when Queen Victoria came to the throne.
During August and September, Buckingham Palace opens its gates to visitors, as the Queen leaves for her annual trip to Scotland.
The major must see sights in Buckingham Palace (a visit usually takes 2 hours) are:
- Royal Gifts: gathered from all around the world, these beautiful pieces of craftsmanship represent the most distinguished sentiments shown to the Queen of England throughout her 65 years rule, by various world leaders such as Ronald Reagan, Nelson Mandela and many others.
- State Rooms: discover the 19 state rooms, where visitors are royally entertained in the Palace. Decorated with classic furniture, paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens and other famous artists, the State Rooms are a true marvel of royal treasures.
- Garden: an amazing green oasis housing more than 350 different species of wild flowers.
2017 Ticket Prices:
Over 60/Student (with valid ID): £21.00
Child (under 17): £13.00
Child (under 5): Free
Address: Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1A 1AA, England
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