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Title: BUCKINGHAM PALACE


1
BUCKINGHAM PALACE
  • LONDON

2
HISTORY OF BUCKINGHAM PALACE
  • George III bought Buckingham House in 1761 for
    his wife Queen Charlotte to use as a comfortable
    family home. As the end of 1826, John Nash (the
    architect of George IV) set about transforming
    the house into a palace. Nash retained the main
    block but doubled its size by adding a new suite
    of rooms on the garden side facing west. The
    remodelled rooms are the State and semi-State
    Rooms. The King never moved into the Palace.
    Indeed, when the Houses of Parliament were
    destroyed by fire in 1834, the King offered the
    Palace as a new home for Parliament, but the
    offer was declined

3
  • Queen Victoria was the first sovereign to take up
    residence in July 1837, just three weeks after
    her accession. Her marriage to Prince Albert in
    1840 soon showed up the Palace's shortcomings. A
    serious problem was the absence of any nurseries
    and too few bedrooms for visitors so bought a
    fourth wing, thereby creating a quadrangle. Blore
    added an attic floor to the main block of the
    Palace. The work was completed in 1847. In 1913
    the decision was taken to reface the façade. Sir
    Aston Webb was commissioned to create a new
    design. The present forecourt of the Palace and
    The gates and railings were completed in 1911.
    The North-Centre Gate is now the everyday
    entrance to the Palace, whilst the Central Gate
    is used for State occasions.

4
HOW TO GET THERE?
  • Buckingham Palace Location Buckingham Palace is
    located in the Westminster district of London
    within St. James Park. It is accessible from the
    tube and busses. Victoria Station is just to the
    south.
  • Tube Stations Close to Buckingham Palace Green
    Park is to the north of Buckingham Palace,
    Victoria Station and St. James Park stations are
    to the south. Hyde Park Corner is to the west.
  • Busses Stopping near Buckingham Palace 2B, 3, 9,
    14, 16, 19, 22, 25, 30, 36, 38, 52, 73, 74, 82,
    137, 509, 510.

5
MAP
6
OPENING HOUR AND ADMISSION PRICES
  • the States rooms
  • Visits begin on 28 July until 28 September. From
    0900 a.m until 1800 p.m. A visit lasts between
    2 hours.
  • Admission prices
  • It costs Adult 15.00 / Over 60 and students
    13.00 / Under 17 8.00 / Under 5 Free
  • ...the Royal Mews
  • Visits begin on 24 March until 28 October,
    except 28 July until 28 September.
  • Admission prices
  • It costs Adult 7.00 / Over 60 and students
    6.00 / Under 17 4.00 / Under 5 Free
  • ...the Queen's Gallery
  • It opens every day from 1000 a.m until 1700
    p.m.
  • Admisión prices
  • It costs Adult 8.00 / Over 60 and students
    7.00 / Under 17 4.00 / Under 5 Free

7
MAP OF THE BUCKINGHAM PALACE
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THE END
  • Susana Gómez
  • Yulia Kakhovsca
  • Mª Carmen Cutillas
  • Paloma Vicente
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