Buckingham Palace is the official residence of the Royal English Monarch. It is located in the city of Westminster. Actually, we walked from China Town to the Buckingham Palace which was probably a 10-15 minute walk.
HOW TO GET HERE:
Train Station: London Victoria
Tube Stations: Victoria, Green Park, Hyde Park Corner
Buses: 11, 211, C1, and C10
The road in front of the palace is still passable by cars so beware of the vehicles and pedestrian lanes.
That huge monument in front of the palace is the Victoria Memorial created by sculptor Sir Thomas Brock in 1911 according to Wikipedia.
The grounds were lovely with all the flowers surrounding it. I was there during summer.
There are a lot of people but you can just go up to the gate since they don’t take tours inside the palace grounds unlike other palaces.
The guards are pretty strict with guns. Those iconic royal guards dressed in red and the fur black hats are quite a sight. If you want a picture with one, you’d get a chance once you roam around the general vicinity of the tourist attractions, you’ll eventually see one.
There’s also the Changing of the Guards at 11:30am but the bands come in at 11:15 according to this website. For more information about specific schedules, you can click here.
Me in my UK flag colors inspired outfit taking a photo-op in front of the palace while most of the people are still all the way there.
Details of the intricate gate up close.
I heard that this is the window where the royal family waves to the people.