Buckingham Palace London

Buckingham Palace London is the official residence of the British Monarch in London, and also the most famous Royal Palace of England. It is one of the major tourist attractions in London.

The Palace was built for the Duke of Buckingham, John Sheffield, in 1703. Later, King George III acquired the house in 1761 for his wife Queen Charlotte, and had it altered by William Chambers. John Nash remodeled Buckingham Palace in 1820.

Queen Victoria was the first sovereign to live in Buckingham Palace (from 1837).

Over the years, many modifications have been made.

A part of the Palace is still used by the Royal family and a number of staff members are also living there.

The Palace has more than 600 rooms, and opens the doors of its State Rooms to the public every summer while the Queen is away at Scotland. A flag is hoisted when the Queen is in the Palace.

The highlights of the Palace are the lavishly decorated State Rooms, The Grand Hall, Grand Staircase, Guard Room, Throne Room, Ballroom, State Dining Room, Blue Drawing Room, The bow type Music Room, White Drawing Room, Changing the Guard (Guard Mounting) in front of the Palace,and Queen's Gallery - all part of the tour.

Royal Mews (the palace's stable) is another interesting place with royal horse-drawn carriages.

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When you are in London, don't forget to visit this magnificent Palace.

For More information, visit the official website of British Monarchyand The Royal Collection

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