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St. James's Palace, London

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  • This is THE place to come to see the whole spectacle of the Changing of the Guard. The procession starts here, before winding its way down The Mall to Buckingham Palace. Here you can get so close to t...  more »
  • Really lovely day attending St James Palace for Duke of Edinburgh presentation. Beautiful building, warm welcome extended  more »
  • We followed Rick Steves’ advice and stood on the sidewalk across from the courtyard to walk with the guards from this palace to Buckingham. We visited on a Sunday so we saw the horse guard change firs...  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!
  • Historical site with much information. You cannot go inside, but there are a few free tours that talk about history as well as ghosts that reside in the Palace. There are also some large parks with lots of open space and beautiful sights.
  • Time it right and you will see the guards. Plenty to see and the park is always interesting.
  • 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 venue for Gold DofE presentation, helpful staff who are very knowledgeable about the palace.
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