Royal Places

Royal Places

Of all the British institutions, the monarchy is the one which is most enthralling. To this day, the English monarch is the Head of State in 16 countries worldwide, and tourists from across the world flock to see Buckingham Palace with the flags up. But there are more royal residences and gardens across London, too, and they are absolutely stunning, befitting of those they have housed before and continue to house today.

Buckingham Palace & the Changing of the Guard

A must see! Visit one of Britain’s most iconic buildings and the Queen’s London residence, Buckingham Palace. Visit at 11.30am during your time in London and watch the Changing of the Guard march and spectacle. Tickets are not required, just turn up and be marvel and the precision and pomp!

Kensington Palace and Gardens

Kensington Palace is the royal residence of The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William and The Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine and their family as well as The Sussex’s, Prince Harry, Meghan and their son. A large part of the palace is open to the public as is Kensington Gardens, a gorgeous collection of manicured lawns west of Hyde Park. Easily reachable within a fifteen minute walk from Hotel Xenia.