Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace – The official London residence of the British Monarch, Buckingham Palace is one of the most recognizable London Landmarks and dates back to the 18th century. The site however had changed ownership and purpose of use since the 16th century. In 1703 the Duke of Buckingham and Normandy had a house built here which forms the architectural core of the current building. It became the principal residence of the monarch when Queen Victoria ascended the throne in 1837 and decided to make this her main residence.Buckingham Palace Gates
Today the Buckingham Palace serves as the office and London residence of The Queen, as well as the administrative headquarters of the Royal Household. The State Rooms here are used by The Queen and members of the Royal Family to receive and entertain their guests on State and official occasions. Buckingham Palace     The Palace’s nineteen state rooms are open to visitors during the months  of           August and September when the Queen makes her annual visit to Scotland.
The tours available in 2008 along with the ticket prices and timings and contact details are available at the official site.