Royal Palaces & Jewels
The stories behind the architecture of Westminster’s Royal Palaces, it’s Abbey and the stunning Crown Jewels are brought to life on this tour. From the Palace of Westminster and its 900 chequered and fascinating years, to the remains of Henry VIII’s fabulous Whitehall Palace!
We’ll hear about the scandals of St James’s Palace, secret rivers and Prince Albert’s renovations to Buckingham Palace (from the kitchens to the world-renowned balcony!). The 1000-year history behind the Crown Jewels include Royal spats and excess, wilful destruction and re-creation in the 1600s to their storage in biscuit tins during WWII!
Meeting Point: Westminster Tube Station
End Point: Green Park Tube Station
Duration: 2 hours
Optional Extras: Visit to the Banqueting House, Whitehall Palace (Historic Royal Palaces)