Buckingham Palace, Photos – Building, London

Buckingham Palace London Architecture, Photo, Date, Architect, Building, Picture

Buckingham Palace London

Key British Royal Family Residence, southeast England, UK

Buckingham Palace

The Mall, SW1, central London

Originally a grand house, remodelling of this substantial building began in 1762 by Scottish architect William Chambers (though born in Gothenburg, Sweden).

King George IV decided to modify Buckingham House into a palace around 1820 using the famous English architect John Nash who planned the grand Regent Street not far to the north.

Conversion Date: 1826-29
Architect: John Nash

The building has been remodelled many times since, more details towards the base of this page.

Photos © Adrian Welch unless stated otherwise

East facade of Buckingham Palace facing down The Mall:
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Built by the Duke of Buckingham in 1703-05

London Palace of HM Queen Elizabeth II

Buckingham Palace is the primary residence of the British monarch.

Aerial photograph, East facade of Buckingham Palace:
Buckingham Palace Building
photo © webbaviation

Buckingham Palace principal facade and gates, facing down The Mall:
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Buckingham Palace was purchased in 1761 by George III and named The Queen’s House

Opening Times – correct at time of writing, please check with the palace

Buckingham Palace State Apartments

25 Jul – 3 Oct 2011

Queen’s Gallery

Opening hours
Open daily, 10:00-17:30 (last admission 16:30)
23 Jul – 3 Oct, 09:30-17:30 (last admission 16:30)

The Queen’s Gallery was closed
10-20 Oct 2011 ; 25-26 Dec 2011


Ticket Sales and Information Office
The Official Residences of The Queen
London SW1A 1AA

Telephone: (+44) (0)20 7766 7301
E-mail: bookinginfo(at)royalcollection.org.uk

Nearest Tube to the building: St James’s Park / Green Park

Buckingham Palace London

Phone number: 020 7766 7300 (previously 020 7930 4832)

Buckingham Palace is also known as Buck House

Queen’s Gallery, southwest London
Date: 2002
Architect: John Simpson & Partners
Limited competition 1997

Buckingham Palace remodelled:
Dates: 1832-43
Architect: Edward Blore
Dates: 1853-55
Architect: James Pennethorne
Date: 1913
Architect: Aston Webb
Date: 1962
Architects: Office of Works

The palace incorporates Buckingham House
Buckingham House was remodelled by architect William Chambers in the 1760’s

Location:Buckingham Palace Gardens, London, UK

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Link: Queen’s Gallery, Edinburgh

Canadian War Memorial by Pierre Granche, Green Park, just north of the Palace:
Canadian War Memorial

Palace Buildings

British Palace Architecture

Hampton Court Palace
Hampton, Middlesex
Largest and grandest of England’s Tudor Palaces
Hampton Court Palace

Kensington Palace
west London
Design: Christopher Wren
Birthplace of Queen Victoria
Kensington Palace

St James’s Palace
Pall Mall, central London
Built by Henry VIII
St James’s Palace

London Architect

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