About Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace is the official London residence and principal workplace of the British monarch. Located in the City of Westminster, the palace is a setting for state occasions and royal hospitality. It has been a focus for
the British people at times of national rejoicing and crisis.
Buckingham Palace has served as the official London residence of Britain's sovereigns since 1837 and today is the administrative headquarters of the Monarch.The Palace is very much a working building and the centrepiece of Britain's constitutional monarchy.
Buckingham Palace Night Sight
Although Buckingham Palace is furnished and decorated with priceless works of art that form part of the Royal Collection, one of the major art collections in the world today. It is not an art gallery and nor is it a museum.
Its State Rooms form the nucleus of the working Palace and are used regularly by The Queen and members of the Royal Family for official and State entertaining.
The Palace is also the venue for great Royal ceremonies, State Visits and Investitures, all of which are organised by the Royal Household.
Who Build the Palace
The history of the site where Buckingham Palace now stands can be traced back to the reign of James I
Finding the house very dated in appearance, the Duke demolished the building to create the new ‘Buckingham House’. The house stood exactly on the site occupied by Buckingham Palace today.
Buckingham Palace Road,
London SW1A 1AA.
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7766 7300
£16.50 (Adults), £15 (Concessions), £9.50 (Under 17s), FREE (Under 5s), £44 (Family).
Opens at 30 June - 8 July and 31 July - 7 October.
Buckingham Palace will be closed 9 July - 30 July.
Last admission 3.45 pm