STAY IN Apartment Hotels near Buckingham Palace
One of the most famous buildings in the world, Buckingham Palace is the grand London residence of Queen Elizabeth II. Faced in elegant pale Bath stone, the palace sits proudly at the end of The Mall and is bordered by both Green Park and St James’s Park. With 775 rooms, the palace is an imposing building and a very popular destination for visitors to the city.
You’ll see the famously poker-faced Queen’s Guards standing watch outside in their red tunics and bearskin hats – and if you time your trip right you’ll catch the Changing of the Guard, a sight worth seeing complete with trumpets, standards and lots of impressive saluting.
If you fancy taking a peek at how the Royals live, the palace State Rooms are open to visitors each summer – giving you a chance to see the historical splendour up close.