Buckingham Palace is recognised around the world as the focus of national and royal celebrations as well as the backdrop to the regular Changing the Guard ceremony.
Explore the magnificent State Rooms which are open to visitors for 10 weeks each summer and on selected dates during winter and spring.
Who lived at the Palace?
Queen Victoria was the first sovereign to live in the Palace in 1837.
Who built the Palace?
The history of the site where Buckingham Palace stands can be traced back to the reign of James I in the early 17th century.