Buckingham Palace

Buckingham PalaceBuckingham 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.

The palace has over 600 rooms, although the Queen and her husband the Duke of
Edinburgh live in only 12 of them in a suite overlooking Green Park. The palace is the
official residence of H.M. the Queen, who as head of state hosts many state receptions
inside. If the flag (the Royal Standard) is flying it means the Queen is inside the palace.

George 1V initiated the building of Buckingham Palace around 1819
and after many wrangles with parliament over its finance
construction finally got under way with architect John Nash.
However wrangles and redesign continued to plague the palace (its
original entrance was the Marble Arch, now removed to Marble Arch
near Oxford Street) until its present facade was built by architect
Edward Blare..

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
Adults £9.00 Children (under 17)£5.00 (under 5) Free

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