Royal London



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Visit the residences, palaces and parks used by the royal family of past and present. Walk the aisle of St. Paul's Cathedral where Prince Charles and Princess Diana married or Westminster Abbey where their son Prince William will wed Kate Middleton. View the royal art collection and the stables where Her Majesty's horses are groomed. Try on a bearskin hat worn by the Queen's guards or imagine life in the kitchens used to serve Henry VIII. The Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew house a former royal palace one used as a nursery for royal children as well as the world's largest collection of plants. If catching a glimpse of the Queen is a priority visit in June when the country celebrates her official (not actual) birthday with the Trouping of the Colours ceremony. For more information on the royal family and their appearances visit www.royal.gov.uk or read the daily Court Circular in London's newspapers.


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Day 1 - London


Center of Royal London
A concentrated area surrounding Buckingham Palace is the predominant royal scene in London.


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Buckingham Palace

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Buckingham Palace
At end of The Mall (on the road running from Trafalgar Sq.)
SW1A 1AA London, England

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tel: 020 7766 7300
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Changing of the Guard

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Wellington Barracks
(Buckingham Palace)
SW1A 1AA London, United Kingdom

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tel: +44 20 783 9137
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Royal Mews

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London, England

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tel: 020/7766-7322
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The Queen's Gallery

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Location:

Buckingham Palace Road
Buckingham Palace, Buckingham Palace Rd., SW1
SW1A 1AA London, England

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tel: 020/7766-7301
fax: +44 20 7930 9625
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The Guards Museum

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Location:

Birdcage Walk
(Wellington Barracks)
SW1E 6HQ London, United Kingdom

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tel: +44 20 7414 3271 / +44 20 7414 3428
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St. James's Park

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Horse Guards Road
SW1A 2BJ London, United Kingdom

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tel: +44 20 7930 1793
fax: +44 20 7839 7639
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Clarence House

Location:

Westminster
Stable Yard Gate, SW1
SW1A 1AA London, England

Contact:

tel: 020/7766-7303
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St. James's Palace

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Location:

Pall Mall
Marlborough Gate
SW1 London, United Kingdom

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tel: +44 20 7766 7300(Reservations)
fax: +44 20 7930 9625
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Horse Guards Parade

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Whitehall
(Behind Horse Guards)
SW1A 2BY London, United Kingdom

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tel: +44 87 0156 6366 (Tourist Information)
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Household Cavalry Museum (The)

Location:

Whitehall
Horse Guards, Whitehall SW1
SW1A 2AX London, England

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tel: +44 20 7930 3070
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Westminster Abbey

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Location:

20 Dean's Yard
Broad Sanctuary, SW1
SW1P 3PA London, England

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tel: 020/7222-5152
fax: +44 20 7233 2072
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Day 2 - London


Princess Diana's London
Kensington Palace was one the residence of the late Princess of Wales and now her memorial lies not far from the gates in Hyde Park. The Orangery in Kensington Gardens is a gorgeous setting for afternoon tea before setting off to visit St. Paul's Cathedral where Diana married Prince Charles in 1981.


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Kensington Palace

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Location:

Kensington Gardens
The Broad Walk, Kensington Gardens, W8
W8 4PX London, England

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tel: 0870/7515-170
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Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens

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Location:

West Carriage Drive
W2 2UH London, United Kingdom

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tel: +44 (0)20 7298 2100
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Diana Fountain

Location:

West Carriage Drive
Hyde Park
W2 2UH London, United Kingdom

Contact:

tel: +44 3000 61 2000(City Park Council)
fax: +44 20 7298 2005(City Park Council)
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Albert Memorial

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Location:

Kensington Gardens
SW7 London, United Kingdom

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tel: +44 1392 66 5858
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St. Paul's Cathedral

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Location:

St. Paul's Churchyard
St. Paul's Churchyard, EC4
EC4M 8AD London, England

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tel: 020/7246-8350
fax: +44 20 7248 3104
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Day 3 - Kew, East Molesey


Further Afield
Just outside of London lie three historical royal attractions. and all deserve a day's visit. Henry VIII's Hampton Court Palace is living history with guides in character and daily
re-enactments of the king's life. Queen Elizabeth spends most of her time at Windsor Castle just west of London.


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Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

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Off Kew Road
Kew
TW9 3AB Kew, England

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tel: 020/8332-5655
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Hampton Court Palace

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Location:

Hampton Court Road
East Molesey, Surrey
KT8 2EU East Molesey, England

Contact:

tel: 0870/752-7777
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