Buckingham Palace is one of the world’s most famous
buildings and one the most prominent London attractions; visiting this
historic home is quite possibly Number one on the list of the most
popular things to do in London. Buckingham Palace is most famously 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.
Many London tourists are happy to just witness the sheer scope of Buckingham Palace from the outside. However, those with a greater thirst for London’s royal attractions can also enjoy the Buckingham Palace Summer Opening (the official summer tour of the palace which is open to the public); the ever popular Changing of the Guard ceremony, which takes place most mornings at 11.30am, and is one of the most popular of London’s free attractions; and finally the Queen’s Gallery, which allows London visitors to view pieces from the prestigious Royal Collection.
Buckingham Palace was built in 1705 and then enlarged significantly in the 19th century. The palace has been the official home of the British Monarch since Queen Victoria became Queen in 1837.
Nearest Tube/Railway StationVictoria (Victoria Line; District Line; Circle Line)
Green Park (Piccadilly Line; Victoria Line; Jubilee Line)
BoroughLondon Borough of the City of Westminster
Address / Contact DetailsBuckingham Palace, London SW1A 1AA
Related AttractionsThe Mall, London
Trooping The Colour
St James’s Palace
Hampton Court Palace
Tower of London