Explore Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace, the official residence of Queen Elizabeth II and the most iconic building of the British monarchy, is one of the top tourist attractions in the United Kingdom.
Visiting Buckingham Palace has a place on many travel bucket lists and remains one of the most visited places across the country.
If you loved the glamour of Netflix’s The Crown or just want a peek into the working building that has housed British monarchs since the 1700s, visiting Buckingham Palace is the perfect activity for a day in the UK’s capital city.
A Brief History of Buckingham Palace
The Palace was bought officially in 1761 by King George III as a house for his wife, Queen Charlotte and would not be delegated the official royal residence until 1837 under the reign of Queen Victoria.
The home, which was transformed into a grand palace, today receives millions of visitors, from tourists to foreign heads of state to members of the British public who have made contributions to philanthropy or popular culture.
The palace was modernised as the world entered the 20th century and was a significant target for bombing during World War One and Two.
Now, the building not only houses the Queen and Prince Philip but is also the home of the Duke of York and the Countess of Wessex, and the offices of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Princess Royal.
Getting to Buckingham Palace
The nearest Tube Stations to Buckingham Palace are Hyde Park Corner on the Piccadilly line. Victoria on the.. More…
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