"Buckigham Palace" Buckingham Palace Tip by ChrsStrl
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The house was originally buiilt in 1703 for the newly created Duke of Buckingham. In 1762 it was purchased by George III for his bride Charlotte. John Nash did much of the interior for George IV but it was Victoria who took up residence and turned it into a Palace.
At this time Marble Arch was the state entrance to the Palace. Victoria was responsible for much of the added building. The interior state apartments are now often open in summer with prior booking. They are decorated in the grand manner with many coffered ceilings, columns, tall windows, splendid mirrors and chandeliers, damask wall coverings and much gold leaf.
Current tours exit into the extensive gardens.
Address: The Mall, London SW1A 1AA
Directions: Nearest Tube, Hyde Park Corner. At Constitution Hill.
Phone: +44 303 123 7300
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