by Harley Nott
London – Private Palaces for Public Pleasure
If you’re in London in August or September don’t miss these highlights.
Buckingham Palace, 24 July – 27 September. Annual public opening of State Rooms and Gardens at Buckingham Palace, The Queen’s official residence in London. If you are in London at this time, a chance to see these magnificent rooms and the palace gardens is not to be missed. Find out how people are welcomed to Buckingham Palace and what goes on behind-the-scenes to create the magic and magnificence of a State Visit – from the dresses designed, to the ingredients and porcelain chosen for a State Banquet. For the first time ever, visitors to the Summer Opening will enter the State Rooms through the Grand Entrance, used by those who come to the Palace at the invitation of The Queen, including Heads of State and Prime Ministers. More details.
Palace of Westminster, August/September (and on most Saturdays throughout the year). Public tours of The Houses of Parliament are available for overseas visitors, who will be able to see the historic building, including the Chambers of both the House of Commons and the House of Lords. More details.
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