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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! 

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Practicalities

 

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)