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Buckingham Palace

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Buckingham Palace, London

Buckingham Palace and the Queen Victoria Memorial

Buckingham Palace (originally Buckingham House) is the residence and administrative headquarters of the monarch of the United Kingdom. The palace has 775 rooms and hosts the largest private garden in London. The various rooms have different functions: 19 rooms are representive rooms, 52 are royal and guest rooms, 188 rooms are for the staff , 92 are offices and 78 are bathrooms.  There are 760 windows and 1514 doors. The facade of the royal palace is 108 meters long on the front and the building has a depth of 120 meters (including the central quadrilateral ) for a height of 24 meters.

Beware of restrictions: access to Buckingham Palace requires compliance with certain safety rules such as, for example, not entering the halls of the attraction with a stroller. It can be registered at the entrance to be collected at the exit at the end of the tour. It is also forbidden to shoot videos and photographs for commercial purposes inside the State Rooms. During high season, and for safety reasons, you may wait longer than usual at the entrance due to the strict security checks: arm yourself with patience.

More than 50,000 people visit the Palace every year as guests of state banquets, lunches, dinners, receptions and garden parties. Her Majesty also holds weekly hearings with the Prime Minister and receives newly appointed foreign ambassadors at Buckingham Palace.

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What is Buckingham Palace?

Buckingham Palace is the residence of the Royal Family and a representive palace.

When was Buckingham Palace built?

 Buckingham House was originally built in 1703 for John Sheffield, Duke of Buckingham and Normanby,  to the design of William Winde.

Why was Buckingham Palace built?

Buckingham Palace was originally a grand house and was called Buckingham House. In 1761 George III  decided to purchase Buckingham House for his wife , Queen Charlotte,  and their 15 children. 14 of Georrge and Charlotte’s children were born at the house.

What to see in Buckingham Palace?

The changing of the guard is an unmissable event at 11.30 every day from May to July or from September to March on alternate days, weather permitting. There is not only the well-known Changing of the Guard to see: when the Royal Palace opens its gates to the public, it offers a view – albeit not total – of the important rooms occupied by the Queen and her most trusted collaborators. The representative wing of the palace hosts works by Rubens, Canaletto and Canova.

General informations

Useful information for your visit to Buckingham Palace.


From central London, Buckingham Palace is relatively close; it is therefore possible to enjoy a walk through the streets of London, until you reach the majestic home of the Windsors.

 The address is: Buckingham Palace Road London SW1A 1AA

Opening hours

To visit Buckingham Palace the times are as follows:

  • 09.30– 19.30: from 21tst July to 30th August.
  • 09.15 – 18.30: from 1st to 30th September

The representative wing of the palace can be visited in August and September every day from 9.30 to 16.45.

How to get to Buckingham Palace

To reach Buckingham Palace: 

Metro stops: Green Park, Hyde Park Corner, Victoria

Buses: 11, 211,239, C1 and C10            

Attractions nearby

  • Green Park (256 mt)
  • St. Jame’s Park (613 mt)
  • Westminster Abbey (955 mt)
  • Piccadilly Circus (1.1 km)

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