Buckingham Palace

Buckingham PalaceBuckingham Palace UK is the headquarters of the British Monarchy and is used as both a home and office. Queen Victoria was the first monarch to take up residence in Buckingham Palace in 1837. Once again extensive changes took place. Today Buckingham Palace is used not only as the home of the Queen and her husband, The Duke of Edinburgh, but also for the administrative work for the monarchy. Buckingham Palace was opened to the Public for the first time in 1993, however it is still also the official London residence of the sovereign. You can always tell if the Queen is in residence, look at the flagpole on top of the Palace, if the flag is flying then 'the Queen is at home'!

The State Rooms of the Buckingham Palace are open to visitors during the Annual Summer Opening in August and September. They are lavishly furnished with some of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection - paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens, Vermeer, Poussin, Canaletto and Claude; sculpture by Canova and Chantrey; exquisite examples of S?vres porcelain, and some of the finest English and French furniture in the world.

Other Attractions of England

Barbican Art Gallery British Museum British Parliament & Big Ben
Cabinet War Rooms Kensington Palace London Eye
Queen's Gallery St. James Palace The Victoria and Albert Museum
Tower Bridge