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St. James's Palace, London

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  • Really cool place to visit with family or friends, a lot of things to see and to learn from. If you live in London or you just visiting, come to St. James's Palace.  more »
  • Located in Pall Mall, St. James Palace is the ceremonial meeting place of the Accession Council and the London residence of members of the Royal family. Built by King Henry VIII in the mid 16th centur...  more »
  • St. James's Palace was build in Tudor times by probably one of the most famous Tudors of them all- King Henry VIII. The Palace took an important place in the British history and it was the official re...  more »
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  • I thought the royal guards were on duty 24 hours a day. There was no guards here today and the only few spots where get got to see the guards, it was virtually impossible to take a picture and they were very far away. Also, there is a chain keeping the public even further away from the gate so it is not what you think. I thought that the guards were more accessible. Not really! Same with the royal palace. The guards are far and it is hot!
  • St. James's Palace was build in Tudor times by probably one of the most famous Tudors of them all- King Henry VIII. The Palace took an important place in the British history and it was the official residence of the monarch until in 1837 Queen Victoria moved the monarchy in Buckingham Palace. St. James's Palace is still active and here the Queen and the members of the royal family welcome most of their guests. Located next to the Mall, the palace is in a walking distance from Buckingham palace, Trafalgar Square and even Big Ben. It is very easy to reach via underground/metro (both Green Park and Charring Cross stations are close by). If you have found this information useful and interesting then you may like the videos we make about the city. There's a special one about this palace which can give you more stories and facts including an answer to the question "Why it wasn't normal for a building to have that many chimneys in those days". To find the video simply search for "curious pavel st james" in YouTube.
  • Great place.. The best one so far, love visiting it when i go. To London
  • As a local photography company, we've photographed a few events at the St James's Palace. Very unique venue, great atmosphere.
  • Very cool place especially when you think of the history

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