Steeped in history and full of tales of kings, queens and royal intrigue, London is home to a variety of palaces that offer a unique insight into the country’s rich heritage. Staying at a Central London hotel such as Metropolitan London makes for a convenient base from which to explore these sites. This London luxury hotel looks out across Hyde Park and provides easy access to the capital. Probably the most famous of London palaces is Buckingham Palace which is the official residence of the Queen and which opens up the state rooms for visitors during the summer. The Palace of Westminster which is also referred to as the Houses of Parliament, St James’s Palace which is one of the city’s oldest palaces, Hampton Court Palace with its Tudor architecture, Kensington Palace where Queen Victoria was born and the Tower of London are among the other sites you can visit here.