Nanny Anita's Buckingham Palace Trail

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    Directions:

    StartattheRoyal MewslocatedonBuckinghamPalaceRoad;if youdogoinforavisitthenyouwillexitfurther

    alongBuckinghamPalaceRoad.Eitherway,continue

    downtheroaduntilyoucometoBuckingham Palace. HeadintoSt. Jamess Park andfollowThe Mall down

    toAdmiralty Arch. WalkingdownThe MallthereareSt. Jamess Palaceand

    TheMall Galleriesonyourleft. Towardstheendof theMall,ontheright,isThe

    Household Cavalry Museum.

    MY BABAs

    In and Around Buckingham Palace

    ThistrailstartsonBuckinghamPalaceRoadbytheRoyalMewsandfinishesattheotherendof TheMallbyAdmiraltyArch.

    By Nanny Anita

    If 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.

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    INFORMATION For Attractions

    ATTRACTION OPENING TIMES COST

    Royal Mews

    February, March, November 10am-4pm

    April-October10am-5pm

    Adult 8.75Under 17s 5.40

    Under 5s free

    Buckingham Palace

    Open during the sum-mer only: check their

    website for details.

    Adult 19.75Under 17s 11.25

    Under 5s free

    Mall Galleries Daily 10am-5pm Adults 3.00Under 18s free

    Household Calvary Museum

    April-October 10am-6pm

    November-March 10am-5pm

    Adults 7.00Child 5.00

    Under 5s free

    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

    your visit. Check out www.royalcollection.org.uk for more details.

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    1.WhatanimalsarekeptattheRoyalMews?

    2.Whichmonarchwasthefirsttouse

    BuckinghamPalaceasanofficialresidence?

    3.Whyistheroadof TheMallred?

    4.Canyoufindthenosethatisstickingoutof

    oneof thearchesinAdmiraltyArch?Thisone

    isreallyhard!

    ACTIVITIESFrom Westminster to Trafalgar

    FUN FACTS TheVictoriaMemorialfeaturesasculpture

    of Victoriasittingonherthrone.If you

    moveclockwisearoundthememorial,

    VictoriaisflankedbytheAngelof Truth,

    CharityandtheAngelof Justice.Victory

    sitsatthepinnacleof thememorialandis

    joinedbytwoseatedfigures.

    BuckinghamPalacehas775rooms.These

    include19Staterooms,52Royalandguest

    bedrooms,188staff bedrooms,92offices

    and78bathrooms.

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    ThesitewhereBuckinghamPalace

    nowstandswasoriginallyamulberry

    gardenplantedbyKingJamesI

    (r.1603-25)torearsilkworms.

    Unfortunately,hechosethewrong

    kindof mulberrybush,andsilk

    productionnevertookoff inBritain.

    Thereare1,514doorsand760

    windowsinBuckinghamPalace.All

    windowsarecleanedeverysixweeks

    tokeepthemclean.

    Onlythewhitehorsesareallowedto

    pulltheQueensstatecarriages.

    GreenParkusedtobethesiteof a

    massplaguepit!

    Youcantellwhichregimentis

    currentlyguardingBuckingham

    PalaceandSt.JamessPalacefrom

    thegroupingof buttonsonthe

    scarlettunic,thecollarbadgeand

    theplumeonthebearskinhat.

    In1997RickBuckleyputthenosein

    AdmiraltyArchasacampaignagainst

    theinstallationof CCTVcamerasin

    London.Heplaced35of themaround

    London,butonly10of themremain.

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    Eye Spy TrailFor Younger Children

    Can you find these objects on your trail?

    Buckingham Palace

    Entrance to St. Jamess Park

    Along the Mall

    Inside Admiralty Arch

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