London’s official residence of the Queen Elizabeth II has an unbelievable 775 rooms. This is one of the very few working royal palaces remaining all around the world. The beautiful State Rooms of the Palace are open to visitors during the summer (this year from 1st of August until 25th of September), and you can come and see the famous Changing of The Guard all year around.
Hampton Court Palace
Without a doubt, the most famous resident of Hampton Court Palace was King Henry VIII. His six wives lived here and this is where he proposed to his third wife Jane Seymour. Inside, guides dressed in traditional clothing tell the story of the palace's 500 year old history. Outside, enjoy yourself in 60 acres of amazing gardens which run up to the River Thames.
Situated in the botanical gardens full of colours, Kew Palace used to be the residence of King George II's daughters, then home of King George III. This Palace will always be famous for his ‘madness’. Was he really mad? You have to come and make your own decision. Travel back in time to 6 February 1789 when King George III was allowed to use his knife and fork after his first episode of ‘madness’.
The Queen's Gallery was created 40 years ago at Buckingham Palace from the ruins of a bomb-damaged chapel and you will find works of art from the Royal Collection here. In addition to other gems from the Royal Collection, there are temporary exhibitions which change displays frequently.
The Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace is a working stable, and home to the royal collection of historic coaches and carriages, as well as the cars used for royal occasions. The Gold State Coach is one worth admiring and it was used as part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations in 2012.
Tower of London
Take a tour around the Tower of London which is one of the most famous buildings in the world. Explore its 900-year rich history as a royal palace, prison/place of execution, jewel house and zoo! Be sure to be dazzled by the Crown Jewels.