Buckingham Palace is the official residence of royal family of The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and it was firstly opened for the public in 1993. The palace was built in 1702 by the Duke of Buckingham as his London residence. The Duke’s son sold it to George III and it became the Queen’s house in 1744 when Queen Charlotte lived there.
Today the palace is not only the place where the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh live, but also where official monarchy activities are held. Her majesty welcomes official guests there and important meetings take place at the Buckingham.
If you want to visit it you will be able to admire the nineteen State Rooms, the heart of the Palace. There you will find important treasures of the monarchy like Rembrandt, Rubens and Canaletto paintings. Everything from the decorations to the furniture will enchant you and will make your days in London extraordinary.
During summer, the change of guards takes place in front of the palace. It is an impressive show and you can’t miss it during your holiday in London. If you want to see this show make sure you will be there early in the morning to find a perfect spot for viewing.