Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

 

The Buckingham Palace is the official residence and administrative headquarters of the reigning Royal English Monarch. It is located in the city of Westminster. Actually, we walked from China Town to the Buckingham Palace which was took about 10-15 minutes.

 

 

HOW TO GET HERE:

Train Station: London Victoria
Tube Stations:  Victoria, Green Park, Hyde Park Corner
Buses: 11, 211, C1, and C10

 

Buckingham Palace

 

The road in front of the palace is still passable by cars so beware of the vehicles and pedestrian lanes.

 

Buckingham Palace

 

That huge monument in front of the palace is the Victoria Memorial created by sculptor Sir Thomas Brock in 1911 according to Wikipedia.

 

Buckingham Palace

 

The grounds were lovely with all the flowers surrounding it. I was there during summer.

 

Buckingham Palace

 

There are a lot of people but you can just go up to the gate since they don’t take tours inside the palace grounds unlike other palaces.

 

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The guards are pretty strict with guns. Those iconic royal guards dressed in red and the fur black hats are quite a sight. If you want a picture with one, you’d get a chance once you roam around the general vicinity of the tourist attractions, you’ll eventually see one.

There’s also the Changing of the Guards at 11:30am but the bands come in at 11:15 according to this website. For more information about specific schedules, you can click here.

 

Buckingham Palace

 

Details of the intricate gate up close.

 

Buckingham Palace

 

I heard that this is the window where the royal family waves to the people.

 

Buckingham Palace

 

That was my experience when I visited the Buckingham Palace. I find that a lot of the famous landmarks in London are at a walk-able distance from each other. You can also check out my London Itinerary for more information on palces to visit. I really enjoyed my visit in London. I felt lucky to have had wonderful weather during my visit.



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