Do you know the palaces where the Queen and the Royal Family reside in London? Here is the opportunity to discover their living environment and immerse yourself in the history of the British monarchy.
Some of these residences are open to the public either year round or occasionally.
Buckingham Palace is the official residence of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh but also the London home of the Duke of York and the Earl and Countess of Wessex.
From July to October, Buckingham Palace opens its doors to the public who can visit part of the Queen's Apartments (State Rooms), and the gardens.
Booking the visit is essential and even compulsory. As the palace is only open a few months a year, visitors from all over the world come to discover the Queen's apartments.
A little advice, anticipate and book your visit several days in advance directly on the Great Britain Tourist Office website
|Green Park, Hyde Park Corner, Victoria||11, 211, 239, C1, C10
Since the end of 2013, the kensington palace is the official residence of Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton as well as their three children: Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
Since their wedding in 2018, the palace has also been the official home of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Some parts of the palace are open to the public, such as the spectacular cupola room and the king's gallery decorated with a collection of XNUMXth century paintings. In addition, an exhibition is devoted to the ceremonial dresses worn by Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Diana.
During your visit, stroll through the beautiful Italian garden and discover the famous Mémorial Playground, created after the death of Princess Diana.
Information and reservations on the website of the British Tourist Office
|Queensway, Bayswater, Notting Hill Gate, High Street Kensington||9, 10, 12, 27, 28, 31, 49, 52, 70, 94
St James Palace is one of the oldest palaces in London. Tudor style, it was built by Henry VIII in the middle of the XNUMXth century for his second wife Ann Boleyn,.
Today it is occupied by Princess Anne - known as the “Princess Royal” - and Princess Alexandra. It also accommodates the offices of the Court and the official apartments.
St James's Palace is not open to the public.