St James Palace is one of the most popular royal attractions. The building is not open to the public but well-liked by the Visitors who want to take Photos.

St James Palace is a busy working palace. Many Royal offices like the Royal Collection Department, the Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps, the Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood etc. are located here. It’s also used for entertaining during in-coming State Visits, as well as for other ceremonial and formal occasions.

The Household Office of Prince William and Prince Harry has been based at St James Palace since January 2009 although their official residence remains Clarence House. Prince Harry, the Princess Royal, the daughter of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh and Queen’s cousin, Princess Alexandra, also resides at St James’s Palace.

It was built largely between 1531 and 1536 and since then it was a residence of kings and queens of England for over 300 years. The palace was built by Henry VIII on the site of the Hospital of St. James, Westminster. Mary Tudor signed the treaty surrendering Calais at the Palace in 1558. Elizabeth I was resident during the threat posed by the Spanish Armada and set out from St James’s to address her troops assembled at Tilbury, to the east of London.

Nearest Tube: Victoria (Victoria Line; District Line; Circle Line), Green Park (Piccadilly Line; Victoria Line; Jubilee Line)

Address: St. James’s, London SW1A 1BA

Visit the website for more information. You can also visit neighbour Clarence House and other Royal attractions

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