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Buckingham Palace

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Buckingham Palace has served as the official London residence of Britain's royals since 1837, and today is the administrative headquarters of the Monarch. It has 775 rooms, which include 19 State rooms, 52 royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms. The front of the building measures 108 metres, with the depth (including the central quadrangle) and height being 120 metres and 24 metres respectively. The Palace is very much a working building and the centrepiece of Britain's constitutional monarchy. It houses the offices of those who support the day-to-day activities and duties of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh and their immediate family.

 

Address: London SW1A 1AA, United Kingdom

Opened: 1703

Floor space: 77,000 m2

Height: 24 m

Function: Palace

Architectural style: Neoclassical architecture

Architects: John Nash, Edward Blore, Aston Webb, William Winde,Thomas Cubitt