The royal family bring in millions of tourists and travellers every day from around the world. Excited visitors head to London in the hopes of seeing some of the amazing royal buildings and historical landmarks that have stood in the city for centuries. Buckingham Palace is a must-see destination on the list of royal sites.
Whether you want to snap a photo of London’s most famous royal building or try and get a selfie with a royal guard, there are plenty of reasons to visit this iconic building. Believe it or not, there is a knack to being a good tourist and getting the most out of your trip to London. This handy guide will help make sure that you’re prepped and ready to go before you visit Buckingham Palace, ensuring that you make the most out of your day.
Plan your route
Everyone’s heard the tales of how busy London and its transport system can be and the truth is, the tales are true. It’s easy to get caught out by the hustle of London and end up being late, but if you plan your route effectively you can beat the crowds and reduce the amount of time you spend travelling. Buckingham Palace is a tourist hotspot which means it will always be quite busy, but if you plan before leaving your Piccadilly London West End hotel suite and hop on the Underground, you’ll be there with plenty of time to spare.
Take a camera
With so much to see at such a historic site like Buckingham Palace you’ll want to make sure you have something to remember it all by when you leave London. For those photography enthusiasts you’ll be spoilt for choice by the amount of beautiful architecture and intricate design work. Even if you’re not a pro, all you need is your smartphone to be able to snap some great shots of the Royal Palace. Don’t worry about storage space, take as many photos as you can because you won’t want to miss a thing and you can always delete some when you get back to your suite at the Piccadilly London West End.
Take the tour
If you really want to experience the cultural history of London then be sure to take part in one of the amazing guided tours of Buckingham Palace. This is a great way to make the most of your trip after taking advantage of our London West End hotel deals. Stroll through the same halls that many of the country’s most famous monarchs have walked down. Climb the grand stairs as you admire centuries-old artwork and antique furniture. Then finish off your tour with a peek inside the Throne Room and a stroll through the beautiful gardens.
Time it right
One of the best things to see at Buckingham Palace is the famous changing of the guards, which takes place regularly throughout the week. The iconic red-clad, beefeater-wearing guards have been appearing in selfies for years and continue to bring in millions of tourists that want to try and make them smile. Be sure not to miss out on the changing of the guards by checking out the official schedule.