The Buckingham Palace London

The royal residency of British Monarch, Buckingham Palace is located in the city of Westminster. In the year 1837, Queen Victoria, as the first monarch, resided in this prestigious place. Due to an affluent association with the royal family and historical background, Buckingham House has not only fortified its prominence in United Kingdom, but this majestic building and the sovereigns attached to it are famous all over the globe. The vintage architecture of this imperial building has no comparison in this era of modern architecture. From several perspectives, this place is considered as a great attraction for tourism. Aside the palace, several landmarks are located near Buckingham House and The Mall is one of them. This royal road basically provides a straight route towards the Queen’s Kingdom.

Instructions

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    History

    Captain William Winde, the architect of Buckingham Palace, completed this masterpiece in the year 1703 for John Sheffield, first Duke of Buckingham and Normanby. Later in the year 1761, the palace was sold to George III at a price of £21,000. In 1937, when the Buckingham palace was officially declared the British Monarch’s authority, Queen Victoria resided there. With time various transformations have been done within the premises of the palace, but its ancient and royal look has been tremendously maintained.

    With a coverage area of 77,000 meter square, the palace is 24 meters high. The interior designing done in the 19th century used fresh and subtle hues like blue and pink. The technique of Scagliola can also be viewed within the palace.

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    Nearest Attractions:

    Every year in the month of June, Trooping the Color ceremony takes place in the Horse Guards Parade which is a few miles away from the palace.

    Queen's Gallery is a place where royal collection of art and treasure is showcased for the general public.

    Royal Mews; vehicles used by the royal family in ceremonies or state visit are housed at the Royal Mews.  A stable for those horses used in the Queen’s official occasions are also present at the Royal Mews.

    Green Park is known as the Royal Park present between St James Park and Hyde Park. The calm and peaceful environment is ideal for walkers and joggers.

    Shepherd Market was once known as an old market but now it has been transformed into a restaurant.

    Spencer House was John, 1st Earl Spencer’s mansion built in the year 1756.

    Wellington Arch is located in the south of Hyde Park.

    The Guards Museum is a military museum opened in the year 1988. You will acquire complete information related to the history of regiments.

    The Mall; you can become a part of different royal ceremonies by joining the crowd on the prestigious road The Mall.

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    Events:

    Private Evening tours at the Buckingham Palace are offered especially to those who intend to grant their corporate clients a VIP experience. Besides an exclusive tour of the Buckingham Palace, they will also get the chance to have dinner at a private dining club, Mosimann in Belgravia. The guests are also allowed to have tea at the Ritz or Champagne Afternoon Tea in a private room if they wish to. Gift shops are present within the palace where guests will be offered with a 20% offer.

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    Operational Hours:

    You will have to contact the management in order place a tour booking. There is no specific timings of the tour but mostly it is organized in the afternoon.

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    How to contact:

    If you are planning to organize a tour at the Buckingham Palace then make a call on the number given below:

    Contact: +44 20 7766 7300

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    Location:

    City of Westminster, London SW1A, United Kingdom.

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    How to Get There

    By Tube:

    Green Park Station is the nearest tube station from the Buckingham Palace. The 0.4 mile distance between the two locations can be covered in a total of 7 minutes walk. In the northeast direction, initiate your walk on the Piccadilly/A4. After covering 43 feet distance, take a right turn towards the Mall and you will reach Buckingham Palace after wrapping up 0.3 mile distance. In order to take a detailed view of the path, check this link.

    By Bus:

    If you wish to travel by a bus then take the route which will drop you at Victoria, Buckingham Palace (SW-bound), the nearest stop. After departing from the bus stop, start moving southwest on Piccadilly/A4 towards Clarges St. Turn left and then a slight right towards The Mall and then turn left towards The Mall. From there, take another right onto The Mall and the Palace will be in front of you. To cover this distance of 0.4 miles by walk, it takes 8 minutes.

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