Specially created for Coach Potato.
Visit includes Buckingham Palace plus The Household Cavalry Museum and Central Hall Westminster. Free times for lunch suggesting Central Hall
Buckingham Palace will be open to the public from
25 July – 4 October 2020.
Tickets valid for the rest of the season after your first visit.
Buckingham Palace Today the State Rooms are used by The Queen and Members of the Royal Family to receive and entertain their guests on State, ceremonial and official occasions. During August and September when The Queen makes her annual visit to Scotland, the Palace’s nineteen state rooms are open to visitors.
New 2020 exhibition.
The special exhibition will focus on the royal animals history of the Royal Family’s interest in animals, drawing together works of art from across the Royal Collection acquired from the reign of George III to the present day. The State Rooms form the heart of the working palace and are lavishly furnished with some of the finest treasures from the Royal Collection – paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens, Poussin, Canaletto; sculpture by Canova; exquisite examples of Sèvres porcelain, and some of the finest English and French furniture in the world. The Palace’s 39-acre garden is an oasis for wildlife, and visitors can enjoy a garden walk that offers superb views of the Garden Front of the Palace and the 19th-century lake.
Household Cavalry Museum. Taking a trip down Whitehall to see the Royal Horse Guards we visit museum on the parade ground. It is a working museum and you can watch the Royal Horse Guards preparing for duty via a purpose-built large window as they take care of their horses and equipment. It is most informative visit and adults and children alike can try on the helmets worn by the Royal Horse Guards, as well as other outfits. Makes you realise how young and in control these young men are whilst on duty. We plan to be there ready for the changing of the Horseguard Ceremony.
Methodist Central Hall. We have free time for lunch and we suggest this can be taken in the Café within Central hall. The Hall has played host to events of national and international importance: The Suffragettes, campaigning for the vote for women, met here in 1914. Mahatma Gandhi addressed the Temperance movement here in 1931. During the second world war General de Gaulle announced the foundation of the Free French movement to the world here in 1940. Perhaps most famously, Methodist Central Hall was the chosen venue for the inaugural General Assembly of the United Nations in 1946. Filming of Calendar Girls took place here. If access is available, we view Westminster Abbey from the roof. This is where television cameras are installed for state occasions.
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Ian Kirby is the Coach-Potato and Managing Director of Talk-Tourism Ltd.
After becoming a City of London Guide in 2003 I created Talk-Tourism. Creating talks and days out for international and national event managers, local groups, individuals, plus special interest and educational groups.