Hotels Near Buckingham Palace
The Queens Park Hotel is just 4 stops on the Tube from Green Park (Via the Central and Jubilee Lines). Green Park is home to the world famous Buckingham Palace.
Buckingham Palace is the London Residence of her Majesty the Queen of England. The Palace is open to visitors in August and September while the Queen visits Balmorral.
Buckingham Palace is also famous for the Changing of the Guard which happens at 11.30am every day in the Summer and every second day at 11.30am in the Winter.
Buckingham Palace has 775 rooms. These include 19 State rooms, 52 Royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms.
The balcony of Buckingham Palace is one of the most famous in the world. The first recorded Royal balcony appearance took place in 1851, when Queen Victoria stepped onto it during celebrations for the opening of the Great Exhibition. Since then, Royal Balcony appearances have marked many occasions from The Queen’s annual official birthday celebrations to watch the RAF Flypast at the end of Trooping the Colour, Royal Weddings, as well as special events of national significance such as the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
Whilst Buckingham Palace is seen as the administrative hub of the Monarchy, it is also very much a family home, at the rear of the palace is a large park-like garden, which together with it's lake makes it the largest private garden in London. It covers 40 acres and includes a helicopter landing area, a lake, and a tennis court.