Buckingham Palace is the primary home and workplace of the British King or Queen. It is one of the top five ‘must see’ destinations for tourists visiting Great Britain. It is possible to take a tour of the state rooms of Buckingham Palace during August and September but pre-booking is essential. It was originally built as a house for the Duke of Buckingham and has the largest private garden in London. It became the royal ‘ London’ palace after 1837. For the past 150 years it has been the visible heart of the British Commonwealth and is the focus of many national celebrations of importance to the United Kingdom.
The “House’ as it is said to be called by the Royal family is also rich in mysteries, secret rooms and even ghosts. There is apparently a secret antechamber hidden by a mirror and rumours that the ghost of a servant, who once worked for the Shah of Persia, roams the gardens where he was secretly buried. Some reports even claim that there are secret tunnels form Buckingham Palace leading to Clarence House and the Houses of Parliament. It is currently the London residence of HRH, Queen Elizabeth II.
Walton on Thames
Camping and Caravanning Club Site
Fieldcommon Lane, Walton on Thames
Surrey, England, KT12 3QG
+44 (0)1932 220 392
- Address: The Mall, London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom, SW1A 1AA
- GPS: 51.50105,-0.142431
- Phone: 0044 (0)20 7766 7300
- Part of UK: England
- Sat Nav Postcode: SW1A 1AA
- Entrance Fees: Fees apply for tours of state rooms and some special events
- Disabled Access: For tours and events / Exterior viewing is from street level
- Visibility from Road: Very Good