Buckingham Palace

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Facade of Buckingham Palace
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One of the favorite tourist destinations in Europe is the Buckingham Palace in Westminster City, London. This place can be reached through train via the 3 nearest Tube stations: Victoria, Hyde Park Corner and Green Park. It can also be reached by bus. Just ride bus numbers 11, 211, C10 or C1 and you’ll be sure to get there.

During summer, an event called Summer Opening of the State Rooms, a display of jewels, dresses, gifts received by Her Majesty as well as photographs are on exhibit. During the Annual Summer Opening of the Staterooms of the Palace, which is from August to September, tourists get to see the Royal Collection. The collection includes works from art masters such as Rembrandt, Vermeer, Poussin, Claude, Canaletto and Rubens. Sculptures made by Chantrey and Canova made from Sevres porcelain can also be seen. Get awestricken by the extravagant English and French furniture seen inside the rooms as well.

The Queens Gallery is another place that is most visited. Another favorite is the Buckingham Palace Garden, a 32-acre piece of land that houses the Herbaceous Border – the summer house that is surrounded by wisteria, the Rose Garden, Waterloo Vase and the Palace tennis court. The garden witnessed several occasions and important events in both the public and private lives of the royal family. The Royal Mews where the cars and carriages used by the royalties are displayed can also be visited on certain times of the year.

The Palace Guards have also contributed in the overall appeal of the palace to tourists. Many people would like to take pictures with them. These guards have several classifications. There are Scots, Welsh, Irish, Coldstream and Grenadier guards. But the most noted would be the Queen’s guards, which are further divided into two, the Buckingham Palace detachment and the St. James Palace Detachment.

These are only a few of the reasons why tourists never want to miss the chance to include the Buckingham Palace and Guards in their visit to London.

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2 responses to “Buckingham Palace”

  1. Vada says:

    I went there

  2. nevh says:

    awesome!! 🙂

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