5 Must Visit Palaces in the City of London
The city of London has so many castles and palaces that are built in the medieval period. These beautiful palaces and castles in London attract millions of tourists every year. Usually people only visit the Buckingham palace during their London tours. But there are other palaces in London that are very beautiful and elegant.
Many private London tour companies offer affordable packages to visit most of these palaces in London. If you are interested in visiting these hundreds of year old palaces, we have rounded up some of the most beautiful and most visited palaces in London that mesmerizes people on private London tours.
The most iconic and most famous palace in the world is the residence of the British royal family. The palace was built in 1837; during the time of Queen Victoria. The spectacular design of the palace will never cease to amaze you. One of the main attractions in the palace is the changing of the guard. The palace is open in July and August and you need to book in advance for visiting.
The castle is located 25 miles west of the capital city of London. Windsor castle is the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world. The castle was built in 12th century and probably around 900 years old. Windsor castle is so large that it consists of over 1,000 rooms. The castle is also home to a few myths and legends. Some people believed that the castle is haunted by the ghosts of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. In 2018, the castle hosted the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Hampton Court Palace
The palace was originally built by cardinal Wolesley during the time of King Henry VIII. Eventually the palace came to the possession of the king and became one of his favorite residences. During the reign of King William III in the 1600s, the palace was extended with a baroque style wing added to the existing Tudor palace. The palace has long, elegant corridors, impressive chapels and a large maze in its ground.
The palace is the residence of many of the important members of the British royal family. The beautiful gardens and the stunning Jacobean and Baroque architecture of the garden make it a popular and favorite palace for the tourists to visit. The Sunken garden in the Kensington palace was re-planted with white flowers to honor the memories of the Princess Diana.
The palace was the childhood home of King Henry VIII. It was refurbished from a Tudor manor to a mansion in the 20th century. The palace is now an amazing blend of medieval grandeur and modern Swedish design. After the refurbishment, Eltham palace was re-opened to the public in 1999.
Many tour companies in London offer private tours to all these palaces. Visiting these palaces during your trip to London is worthy of your time and money.