The one place every tourist goes to get a photo of themselves outside of is Buckingham Palace. The official home of Britain’s monarch it is certainly iconic in the London tick box.
Every Summer Buckingham Palace opens to the general public, usually running from July to October. I’m sure the usual Palace tour is perfectly pleasant, introducing you to the history of the Palace and Britain’s monarchs. What I love most, however, is their special exhibitions.
I visited in Buckingham Palace in 2016 for their ‘Fashioning a Reign’ exhibition. Exploring 90 years of style from the Queen’s wardrobe it was an absolute delight. Spanning from the 1930s to the present day, I was able to see the Queen’s Coronation Robe to her wedding dress.
This year’s special exhibition for 2017, Royal Gifts, showcases more than 200 official gifts from around the world given to the Queen during her reign.
Despite being incredibly busy and full of tourists, if you love modern history then I would recommend visiting Buckingham Palace during the summer opening and enjoy the delight of a glimpse into the world of Britain’s royal family.