Buckingham Palace is the most iconic royal building in the country. It is the London residence of Her Majesty The Queen and is one of only a few working royal palaces left in the world.
The history of the original building dates back to the early 1700’s and finally became the official residence of the British monarch in 1837 after Queen Victoria came to the throne.
The 19 State Rooms at the palace are regularly used by the Royal family to entertain guests on their State, ceremonial and official visits to the United Kingdom. During August and September the Queen makes her yearly visit to Scotland allowing the palace to open up these lavish rooms to the public.
The reception of the 2011 Royal Wedding was hosted by Her Majesty The Queen at the Palace, and Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge were greeted by hundreds of thousands rejoicing fans and well wishers as they posed for pictures on the famous East Front balcony.
Located in the heart of London and surrounded by 2 royal parks, a trip to Buckingham Palace is a must for any visitor to London during August and September.