Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace in London, England - the history of the royal palace
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Buckingham Palace has been the official residence of the Queen of England. However, it’s worldwide known not only for this fact. This place is the central headquarters of the monarchy in the United Kingdom. Without a doubt, London offers a wide range of diverse attractions. But only Buckingham Palace is the main palace in the country which holds numerous receptions and state events. Buckingham Palace

The Palace is more than the English Queen’s Home

After Queen Victoria mounted the throne, she had no hesitations that the palace must become the official residence. She was not scared of the smell of mold floating in the air of every room. She realized the level of efforts to take before this place could shine again and become the pearl of the capital again. Great Britain collected plenty of attractions throughout its history. But some places stand against time and its destructive strength.

Serious restoration process had taken places before the palace was re-born again. Buckingham Palace was proclaimed to be the main Royal headquarters back in 1837. Even though Queen Victoria moved to Windsor Castle after her husband’s death, the palace still remained to be the central residence of the English monarchs.

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English attraction: what has Buckingham Palace prepared for tourists

Any traveler will be genuinely amazed by the decor and atmosphere of far ben of the palace. Furniture and priceless pieces of art dating back to the period of George IV can be found here. The Green Drawing Room prepared for its visitors an interesting exhibit - Sèvres porcelain that belonged to Napoleon. The picture-gallery has the size of two tennis courts. It displays paintings by Rubens and Rembrandt, Canaletto, and other great artists.

The State Dining Room is made in the extravagant red color, while the White Drawing Room Has mostly golden shades. It’s quite a challenge to find the secret royal door in this room. The renowned Throne Room is nowadays used for formal photoshoots. However, the palace does not have much space for mass entertainment. Therefore, the enormous Ballroom was built. Today it's used for numerous events.

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The Tower of London is another place in the list of the official royal complexes that you can’t miss. Besides, it’s one of the oldest constructions in the whole country.

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Buckingham Palace - attractions nearby

Entrance tickets & Tours

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2 hours
Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace Guided Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max
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During this 2 hour, semi-private (8 Guest Maximum) guided walking tour you'll learn about and witness the event live with an expert guide, who will help you score excellent photos without having to navigate the heaving crowds. Experience one of the most quintessential British events, the changing of the guards, in the heart of London.
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3 hours
London Tour in a Classic Land Rover
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You will tell us what time you want to start the tour then your driver will meet you at the reception of your hotel/ Accommodation. Explore London with a private driver who takes you around the city in classic Land Rover series. you can customize your  private tour service to your needs, whether you want to visit famous sightseeing spots such; -Green Park -The Globe Theatre -Trafalgar Square -Piccadilly Circus -British Museum -Regent Street -Tower of London -London Bridge Mayfair -Hyde Park -Royal Albert Hall -Harrods -Buckingham palace -10 Downing Street -London Eye -Natural History Museum
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10 hours
Luxury Private Vehicle Day Hire from & to London via Leeds Castle & Dover Castle
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After your preffered pickup from the central London Hotel, you will travel by air-conditioned luxury Mercedes V-Class to your first stop, Leeds Castle Here, you will take self guided walking Tour. Afterward, we will continue to Canterbury or May be Dover castle and its White Cliffs.On the way to Leeds Castle you will admire some of Londons iconic buildings from Buckingham Palace to the Tower of London.From Leeds Castle we will make our way to Dover Castle and its White Cliffs this has an amazing view over the English channel.
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2 hours 30 minutes
Buckingham Palace Ticket with Royal London Walking Tour
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Take advantage of this rare opportunity to explore the State Apartments of Buckingham Palace; they are only open for two short months each year. Tickets are limited, and demand is high! Here we include a guided stroll down The Mall and through one of London's most beautiful royal parks, as well as a glimpse into the lives of the Royal Family.
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