One of London’s most famous architectural landmarks, Buckingham Palace is the official residence of the British Royal Family. It’s one of only a few working royal palaces in the world today, with the residence open for the public to visit at select times of the year.
Watch the fanfare of the changing of the guards that takes place daily outside Buckingham Palace or step inside to tour the State Rooms. See the opulent rooms where the British Royal Family entertain official guests and admire the priceless paintings by Rubens and Rembrandt that form part of the Royal Collection.
After touring the interior of Buckingham Palace, stroll through the stunning gardens, where more than 350 species of wildflowers grow, and browse the famous carriages at the Royal Mews. Don’t miss seeing the Gold State Coach, which was designed by Sir William Chambers in 1760 and has been featured in the coronation of every monarch since George IV.
Buckingham Palace is a 10-minute walk from the Green Park or St. James’s Park stations on the London Underground. London Heathrow Airport is around 45 minutes’ drive away.