Buckingham Palace is one of Britain’s most recognizable edifices and landmarks. It features grandiose rooms, adorned with eye-catching fabrics, historical treasures, and Old Masters artwork.
It is one of the most visited tourist sites in the United Kingdom due to its opulence and famous occupants. The good news is that you can explore it without having to deal with large crowds through the palace’s virtual tour.
Enter Breathtaking Royal Rooms
This is one of the most important rooms in Buckingham Palace. It’s the area in which Her Majesty and other members of the royal family receive their distinguished guests. It features 19th-century blue and gold upholstered furnishings by Morel & Seddon, malachite candelabras, and a neoclassical desk made by renowned German cabinetmaker, David Roentgen. The room is closed to the public but you can experience it through the virtual tour.
In this room, you will discover the Chairs of Estate — the pair of thrones for Queen Elizabeth and her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The Throne Room was designed by John Nash and features theatrical red curtains and sumptuous chandeliers.
Discover One of Buckingham’s Hidden Doors
White Drawing Room
The White Drawing Room is often used by Her Majesty during the recording of her annual Christmas message to her subjects. The area is also used to host small soirees, during which the Queen makes her entrance through a discretely hidden door that is disguised as a cabinet and a mirror.
It features a gilded piano by S & P Erard that was specially made for Queen Victoria. Above the fireplace, you will discover a pristine portrait of Queen Alexandra, wearing a small diamond crown. The bronze plinths in the room are topped by a pair of royal blue-and-gold dotted porcelain vases made by Sèrves.
The Buckingham Palace virtual tour is a truly memorable experience that will allow you to feel like royalty.