On the first day of our entrant in London. We visited the Buckingham Palace. I had been to Buckingham Palace, but I can almost not remember it because the last time I had been there was when I was probably 9 or 10 years old. The palace is the Queen’s official London residence and the palace is used to receive and entertain guests on state, ceremonial and official occasions for the Royal Family. The palace is located between The Green Park, Hyde Park and St. James Park. This time we took a walk via The Green Park, because my last visit we already explored The Hyde Park.
Buckingham Palace is as I expected. Tall gates, the palace itself, lots and lots of tourists, heavily armed police everywhere with horses. We get to watch the ‘Changing the Guard’ ceremony that takes place in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace at 11.30 a.m. That’s the schedule of the ceremony every day in summer, every other day in winter. To be honest visiting the palace was no great shakes but the changing of guards was worth the watch. The ceremony lasts about 45 minutes and is free to watch. When you visit the Buckingham Palace, you won’t miss the Queen Victoria Memorial surrounded by a pool. It’s a great spot to watch the changing of guard as other places would be overflowing with people.
How to get there? By Underground: Victoria, Green Park and Hyde Park Corner.
By bus: Numbers 11, 211, C1 and C10 stop on Buckingham Palace Road.
By road: Buckingham Palace is within the London Congestion Charge zone.