Exploring the Depths of Buckingham Palace
Furniture & dcor based on the
Oriental-styled rooms at the
Royal Pavilion in Brighton.
TThe Royal Pavilion was sold to
fund Buckingham Palaces
Largest room in the Palace.
Used for banquets.
36.6 m x 18 m x 13.5 m.
Opened 1856 with a ball to Opened 1856 with a ball to
celebrate end of the Crimean
SuitesVisiting heads of state occupy the Belgian suite, situated on the ground floor of the North-facing garden front.RRooms were decorated for Prince Alberts uncle, Leopold I.
Audience RoomWhere the Queen meets the Prime Minister.Less formal meetings are often pre-empted by a large buffet!
MeasurementsTotal floor area = 77,000 m.108 m across the front.120 m deep.24 m high.
The Royal BalconyFirst balcony appearance was Queen Victorias in 1851.King George VI introduced the RAF fly-past custom at the end of Trooping the Colour.
Changing of the Guard
Takes place on the forecourt of
Buckingham Palace at 11.30
A military band plays music
during the change.
Music ranges fMusic ranges from military
marches to ABBAs greatest hits!
Covers 40 acres.
Includes a helicopter landing
area, a lake, and tennis court.
Home to 30 species of bird and
350 types of wild flowers.
Buckingham Palace has the largest private
garden in London.
Buckingham Palace has a total of 775 rooms,
including 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices, and 78
Buckingham Palace became the official London
residence of the monarch in 1837.
Architect John Nash was responsible for
transforming Buckingham House to Buckingham
Palace in the 1820s, but was fired for overspending.
Personal Royal Tube Line?
There could be a line connecting
Buckingham Palace to Scotland,
Windsor Castle, or the
Houses of Parliament.
Could be a simple pedestrian tunnel
linking to Green Park or 10 Downing Street.
There could be a tunnel giving access to the Victoria Line.