Cheap hotels near Buckingham Palace in London, United Kingdom
Buckingham Palace is the primary residence of the British monarch and a national icon. Originally acquired in 1761 by George III, it became the “official” royal palace in 1837 when Queen Victoria moved in. Since then, the palace has served as the epicenter of British pride and unity, hosting royal ceremonies and banquets, enduring bombings during World War II, and undergoing extensive renovations.
Visitors can tour Buckingham Palace’s state rooms and extensive gardens for £18.00 (includes audio guides) and view some of the Royal Collection’s treasures by Rembrandt, Rubens, and Canaletto.
For tourists who don’t want to invest in a full-day’s tour (or pay the admission price) another option is to stop by to watch the famous changing of the guard. This formal event occurs daily in front of the palace, May - September at 11:30 a.m.; every other day from October - April. See the Buckingham Palace Web site for more information.
Hotels near Buckingham Palace: The palace is conveniently located within walking distance of Victoria Station, an area lined with hotels. While Belgravia is also nearby and has plenty of hotels, do your research first: hotel quality here is hit or miss.