Nanny Anita's Buckingham Palace Trail

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For more fun things to do visit the My Baba blog at www.mybaba.com or tweet your trail @ mybabatweetsDirections: StartattheRoyal MewslocatedonBuckinghamPalaceRoad;if youdogoinforavisitthenyouwillexitfurtheralongBuckinghamPalaceRoad.Eitherway,continuedowntheroaduntilyoucometoBuckingham Palace. HeadintoSt. Jamess Park andfollowThe Mall downtoAdmiralty Arch. WalkingdownThe MallthereareSt. Jamess PalaceandTheMall Galleriesonyourleft. Towardstheendof theMall,ontheright,isThe Household Cavalry Museum.MY BABAsIn and Around Buckingham PalaceThistrailstartsonBuckinghamPalaceRoadbytheRoyalMewsandfinishesattheotherendof TheMallbyAdmiraltyArch.By Nanny AnitaIf youareplanningtobethereintimetoseethechangingof theguards,beawarethatitwillbecomeextremelybusyandthewholeprocesstakesaround45minutes.There are so many wonderful things to do in St. Jamess and Green Park that are not included in this trail, so feel free to use this a base in which you can go off and explore the surrounding area.For more fun things to do visit the My Baba blog at www.mybaba.com or tweet your trail @ mybabatweetsINFORMATION For AttractionsATTRACTION OPENING TIMES COSTRoyal MewsFebruary, March, November 10am-4pm April-October10am-5pmAdult 8.75Under 17s 5.40Under 5s freeBuckingham PalaceOpen during the sum-mer only: check their website for details.Adult 19.75Under 17s 11.25Under 5s freeMall Galleries Daily 10am-5pm Adults 3.00Under 18s freeHousehold Calvary MuseumApril-October 10am-6pmNovember-March 10am-5pmAdults 7.00Child 5.00Under 5s freeN.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 your visit. Check out www.royalcollection.org.uk for more details.For more fun things to do visit the My Baba blog at www.mybaba.com or tweet your trail @ mybabatweets1.WhatanimalsarekeptattheRoyalMews?2.WhichmonarchwasthefirsttouseBuckinghamPalaceasanofficialresidence?3.Whyistheroadof TheMallred?4.Canyoufindthenosethatisstickingoutof oneof thearchesinAdmiraltyArch?Thisoneisreallyhard!ACTIVITIESFrom Westminster to TrafalgarFUN FACTS TheVictoriaMemorialfeaturesasculptureof Victoriasittingonherthrone.If youmoveclockwisearoundthememorial,VictoriaisflankedbytheAngelof Truth,CharityandtheAngelof Justice.Victorysitsatthepinnacleof thememorialandisjoinedbytwoseatedfigures. BuckinghamPalacehas775rooms.Theseinclude19Staterooms,52Royalandguestbedrooms,188staff bedrooms,92officesand78bathrooms.For more fun things to do visit the My Baba blog at www.mybaba.com or tweet your trail @ mybabatweets ThesitewhereBuckinghamPalacenowstandswasoriginallyamulberrygardenplantedbyKingJamesI(r.1603-25)torearsilkworms.Unfortunately,hechosethewrongkindof mulberrybush,andsilkproductionnevertookoff inBritain. Thereare1,514doorsand760windowsinBuckinghamPalace.Allwindowsarecleanedeverysixweekstokeepthemclean. OnlythewhitehorsesareallowedtopulltheQueensstatecarriages. GreenParkusedtobethesiteof amassplaguepit! YoucantellwhichregimentiscurrentlyguardingBuckinghamPalaceandSt.JamessPalacefromthegroupingof buttonsonthescarlettunic,thecollarbadgeandtheplumeonthebearskinhat. In1997RickBuckleyputthenoseinAdmiraltyArchasacampaignagainsttheinstallationof CCTVcamerasinLondon.Heplaced35of themaroundLondon,butonly10of themremain.For more fun things to do visit the My Baba blog at www.mybaba.com or tweet your trail @ mybabatweetsEye Spy TrailFor Younger ChildrenCan you find these objects on your trail?Buckingham PalaceEntrance to St. Jamess ParkAlong the MallInside Admiralty ArchTickTickTickTickTick

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