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Buckingham Palace

Built for the Duke of Buckingham in 1705, Buckingham Palace (Originally Buckingham House) serves as both the office and London residence of Her Majesty The Queen. Situated in the city of Westminster, Buck House is one of the few working royal palaces remaining in the world today.

 
Buckingham Palace has 775 rooms. These include 19 State rooms, 52 Royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms.  The building itself is magnificent and is designed to impress visitors, it measures 108 metres long across the front, 120 metres deep (including the central quadrangle) and 24 metres high.

Buckingham Palace

During the summer, visitors can tour the nineteen State Rooms, which form the heart of the Palace. These magnificent rooms are decorated with some of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection, including paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens and Canaletto.
 
If you only want to see Buckingham Palace from outside try and get there at 11.30am to see  the Changing the Guard takes place on the forecourt (on alternate days during autumn and winter). This is a traditional ceremony where the soldiers who have been on duty at Buckingham Palace and St. James's Palace are relieved by the 'New Guard'.
 
Buckingham Palace is a WhichHoliday.tv Top 10 UK Attraction, and can be seen from the London Eye and from the high level walkway across Tower Bridge.  The Palace is a short walk from Big Ben and Westminster Abbey.
 
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Six Buck House Facts.

  1. Buckingham House was transformed into Buckingham Palace in the 1820s by the architect John Nash for George IV
  2. Today over 800 members of staff are based at Buckingham Palace.
  3. The forecourt of Buckingham Palace, where Changing the Guard takes place, was not created until 1911
  4. There are 1,514 doors and 760 windows in Buckingham Palace
  5. During the Second World War, Buckingham Palace suffered nine direct bomb hits.
  6. Buckingham Palace has its own chapel, post office, swimming pool, staff cafeteria, doctor's surgery and cinema.

 
 

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