Since 1837, Buckingham Palace has been the official London residence of the UK’s sovereigns. Today, it is very much a working building and serves as the administrative headquarters of the Monarch.
The Queen still holds many official events at Buckingham Palace throughout the year to recognize the work of industry, government, charities, sport, the Commonwealth and many more areas of life.
Did you know?
- Buckingham Palace has a total of 775 rooms.
- Including 52 Royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms.
- Some of the 19 State Rooms are open to more than 50,000 visitors every summer.
- The building is 108 meters long across the front, 120 meters deep (including the central quadrangle) and 24 meters high.
- The Palace is also a family home, holding The Queen’s Gallery and the Royal Mews.