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Buckingham Palace

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Location: London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom

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  • Buckingham Palace is known worldwide as the residency of the Queen. Built originally as a town house in 1703, the magnificent palace was enlarged over the 19th century by architects John Nash and Edward Blore.

    The palace became the official residency of the British monarch upon Queen Victoria's accession in 1837. It has seen become an emblem of 'Britishness'.

    The surrounding park is a great place to cycle and you may have a chance of spotting a military procession too!

    • September 29, 2021

  • Nice place but often overcrowded.

    • May 29, 2020

  • Despite the area in front of the palace being almost always crowded with tourist the routing for cycles is pretty well done and allows some good views while passing along.

    • June 17, 2023

  • Also nice in the dark. :)

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    • October 26, 2018

  • Buckingham Palace has served as the official London residence of the UK’s sovereigns since 1837 and today is the administrative headquarters of the Monarch. Although in use for the many official events and receptions held by The Queen, the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace are open to visitors every summer.

    Buckingham Palace has 775 rooms. These include 19 State rooms, 52 Royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms. In measurements, the building is 354 feet (108 m) long across the front, 393 feet (120 m) deep (including the central quadrangle) and 78 feet (24 m) high.


    • June 4, 2020

  • Great cycling-specific traffic lights around Buckingham Palace! Watch out for others!

    • June 7, 2020

  • Best visited leisurely on a Sunday!

    • May 3, 2022

  • It's Buckingham Palace, it's the Mall, what's not to like here. Look for the annual Freecycle ride around London highlights in June.

    • June 12, 2022

  • Buckingham Palace is the official residence of the British monarch in London. The building in the City of Westminster district serves not only as the home of Queen Elizabeth II, but also for official state occasions. Foreign heads of state are received there when they visit Great Britain. It is also an important attraction for tourists.It was built in 1703 as a grand town house for John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby. King George III acquired the house in 1761[1] as a private residence. Over the next 75 years the palace was gradually expanded, principally under George IV from 1826 by the architects John Nash and Edward Blore. The building eventually included three wings around an inner courtyard. With the accession of Queen Victoria in 1837, the palace became the official residence of the British monarch. However, the administrative seat of the monarchy remained at St James's Palace, so today foreign ambassadors are still accredited to the court of St James, although they present their credentials to the Queen at Buckingham Palace.de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckingham_Palace

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    • August 7, 2022

  • Always worth seeing even without a bike

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    • August 27, 2018

  • Good and safe to drive on !!

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    • June 5, 2020

  • Always wort a visit. And ride up the Mall has to be done. Trafalgar Square might be best approached by dismounting and walking unless you are experienced in London traffic. Don't be put off its all good and the embankment cycle lanes are excellent

    • May 13, 2023

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