Buckingham Palace – the world’s most famous building and number one Travellers’ Choice as Royal Attraction
Buckingham Palace has been serving as the official London residence of Britain’s sovereigns since 1837. It’s the principal residence of Her Majesty Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh; the palace also houses the Duke of York, the Earl of Wessex and the Countess of Wessex. It serves as the administrative headquarters of the Monarch.
This Palace has 775 rooms. These include 19 State rooms, 52 Royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms. In measurements, the building is 108 metres long across the front, 120 metres deep (including the central quadrangle) and 24 metres high. It was built in 1705 and then enlarged significantly in the 19th century.
In addition to its routine job for Monarch, it is also the venue for great Royal ceremonies, State Visits and Investitures, all of which are organised by the Royal Household.
Buckingham Palace is the world’s most famous building and number one Travellers’ Choice as Royal Attraction. More than 50,000 people visit the Palace each year. The State Rooms at Buckingham Palace are open to visitors every year. Please visit the Royal Collection website for details for visiting State Rooms & Others. But you are free to visit anytime to visit the Palace and see outside.
Nearest Tube: Victoria (Victoria Line; District Line; Circle Line) Green Park (Piccadilly Line; Victoria Line; Jubilee Line)
Address: Buckingham Palace, London SW1A 1AA
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