This small royal palace is a current London residence for Prince Charles, and foreign ambassadors are officially received ... More
St. James's Palace
This small royal palace is a current London residence for Prince Charles, and foreign ambassadors are officially received here. Henry VIII originally ordered its construction for Anne Boleyn in 1532, and it served as the monarch's London residence until Queen Victoria ascended to the throne in 1837. Because the palace is still in use by the Royal family, its not open to the public. However, both the Chapel Royal - scene of five royal weddings - and Queen's Chapel in Marlborough Road are open to visitors on Sundays. It's also worth turning up for the changing of the guard in Friary Court, which takes place daily at 11a.
The changing of the guard is common in most European capitals, but nowhere is it more famous than in London.
The new guard leaves Wellington Barracks a few minutes before the change and marches down Birdcage Walk to Buckingham ...
First built in 694 but destroyed by the Great Fire in 1666, the beautiful building that stands today was designed
by Sir Christopher Wren and completed in 1710. St. Paul's has been host to many important occasions including the ...
One of London's noteworthy Anglican churches, St Martin in the Fields is the parish to Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing
Street. Redesigned by James Gibbs in 1726, its Georgian architecture has been an inspiration the world over. The intricate ...