Nanny Anita's Buckingham Palace Trail

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<ul><li><p>For more fun things to do visit the My Baba blog at www.mybaba.com or tweet your trail @ mybabatweets</p><p>Directions:</p><p> StartattheRoyal MewslocatedonBuckinghamPalaceRoad;if youdogoinforavisitthenyouwillexitfurther</p><p>alongBuckinghamPalaceRoad.Eitherway,continue</p><p>downtheroaduntilyoucometoBuckingham Palace. HeadintoSt. Jamess Park andfollowThe Mall down</p><p>toAdmiralty Arch. WalkingdownThe MallthereareSt. Jamess Palaceand</p><p>TheMall Galleriesonyourleft. Towardstheendof theMall,ontheright,isThe </p><p>Household Cavalry Museum.</p><p>MY BABAs</p><p>In and Around Buckingham Palace</p><p>ThistrailstartsonBuckinghamPalaceRoadbytheRoyalMewsandfinishesattheotherendof TheMallbyAdmiraltyArch.</p><p>By Nanny Anita</p><p>If youareplanningtobethereintimetoseethechangingof theguards,beawarethatitwillbecomeextremelybusyandthewholeprocesstakesaround45minutes.</p><p>There are so many </p><p>wonderful things to do in St. Jamess </p><p>and Green Park that are not included in this </p><p>trail, so feel free to use this a base in which </p><p>you can go off and explore the </p><p>surrounding area.</p></li><li><p>For more fun things to do visit the My Baba blog at www.mybaba.com or tweet your trail @ mybabatweets</p><p>INFORMATION For Attractions</p><p>ATTRACTION OPENING TIMES COST</p><p>Royal Mews</p><p>February, March, November 10am-4pm </p><p>April-October10am-5pm</p><p>Adult 8.75Under 17s 5.40</p><p>Under 5s free</p><p>Buckingham Palace</p><p>Open during the sum-mer only: check their </p><p>website for details.</p><p>Adult 19.75Under 17s 11.25</p><p>Under 5s free</p><p>Mall Galleries Daily 10am-5pm Adults 3.00Under 18s free</p><p>Household Calvary Museum</p><p>April-October 10am-6pm</p><p>November-March 10am-5pm</p><p>Adults 7.00Child 5.00</p><p>Under 5s free</p><p>N.B Security into these attractions is very tight and you will be subject to airport style checks. Large bags and pushchairs will have to be checked in and reclaimed after </p><p>your visit. Check out www.royalcollection.org.uk for more details.</p></li><li><p>For more fun things to do visit the My Baba blog at www.mybaba.com or tweet your trail @ mybabatweets</p><p>1.WhatanimalsarekeptattheRoyalMews?</p><p>2.Whichmonarchwasthefirsttouse</p><p>BuckinghamPalaceasanofficialresidence?</p><p>3.Whyistheroadof TheMallred?</p><p>4.Canyoufindthenosethatisstickingoutof </p><p>oneof thearchesinAdmiraltyArch?Thisone</p><p>isreallyhard!</p><p>ACTIVITIESFrom Westminster to Trafalgar</p><p>FUN FACTS TheVictoriaMemorialfeaturesasculpture</p><p>of Victoriasittingonherthrone.If you</p><p>moveclockwisearoundthememorial,</p><p>VictoriaisflankedbytheAngelof Truth,</p><p>CharityandtheAngelof Justice.Victory</p><p>sitsatthepinnacleof thememorialandis</p><p>joinedbytwoseatedfigures.</p><p> BuckinghamPalacehas775rooms.These</p><p>include19Staterooms,52Royalandguest</p><p>bedrooms,188staff bedrooms,92offices</p><p>and78bathrooms.</p></li><li><p>For more fun things to do visit the My Baba blog at www.mybaba.com or tweet your trail @ mybabatweets</p><p> ThesitewhereBuckinghamPalace</p><p>nowstandswasoriginallyamulberry</p><p>gardenplantedbyKingJamesI</p><p>(r.1603-25)torearsilkworms.</p><p>Unfortunately,hechosethewrong</p><p>kindof mulberrybush,andsilk</p><p>productionnevertookoff inBritain.</p><p> Thereare1,514doorsand760</p><p>windowsinBuckinghamPalace.All</p><p>windowsarecleanedeverysixweeks</p><p>tokeepthemclean.</p><p> Onlythewhitehorsesareallowedto</p><p>pulltheQueensstatecarriages.</p><p> GreenParkusedtobethesiteof a</p><p>massplaguepit!</p><p> Youcantellwhichregimentis</p><p>currentlyguardingBuckingham</p><p>PalaceandSt.JamessPalacefrom</p><p>thegroupingof buttonsonthe</p><p>scarlettunic,thecollarbadgeand</p><p>theplumeonthebearskinhat.</p><p> In1997RickBuckleyputthenosein</p><p>AdmiraltyArchasacampaignagainst</p><p>theinstallationof CCTVcamerasin</p><p>London.Heplaced35of themaround</p><p>London,butonly10of themremain.</p></li><li><p>For more fun things to do visit the My Baba blog at www.mybaba.com or tweet your trail @ mybabatweets</p><p>Eye Spy TrailFor Younger Children</p><p>Can you find these objects on your trail?</p><p>Buckingham Palace</p><p>Entrance to St. Jamess Park</p><p>Along the Mall</p><p>Inside Admiralty Arch</p><p>TickTick</p><p>Tick</p><p>Tick</p><p>Tick</p></li></ul>

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