Buckingham Palace is the working headquarters of the Monarchy, where The Queen carries out her official and ceremonial duties as Head of State of the United Kingdom and Head of the Commonwealth. The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh live in the private apartments on the north side of the Palace, while rooms on the upper floors of the north and east sides are occupied by other members of the Royal Family. Much of the ground floor and the south wing of the Palace are used by Household staff. The principal State Rooms used for court ceremonies and official entertaining occupy the main west block facing the gardens. There are many luxury and prestigious hotels in London, the Citadines St. marks London is an exclusive London long stay apartment. This London apartment hotel is ideally located on the east side of Central London. Wander down Camden Passage for assorted antique shops, or drop into Reckless Record to buy, sell or exchange old and long-lost vinyl. This beautiful and elegant hotel is close to a very famous theater, close to the nearest metro station, restaurants, bars, cafes and night clubs.
The State Rooms open annually while the Royal family is on their summer holidays. Each summer during August and September the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace open to the public for eight weeks. Visitors to the Summer Opening will enter the State Rooms through the Grand Entrance, used by those who come to the Palace at the invitation of The Queen, including Heads of State and Prime Ministers. The Australian State Coach will go on display at the Grand Entrance portico, from where Her Majesty departs and returns to Buckingham Palace by carriage for ceremonial processions. Visitors arrive at the Visitor Entrance on Buckingham Palace Road, where they are welcomed by members of the Warden team, deposit their bags and collect a complimentary audio tour. After visiting the nineteen State Rooms and the special exhibition, they walk out into the Palace garden where they can buy a souvenir of their visit from the shop. Before leaving, visitors can enjoy a walk along the south side of the Palace garden, past the famous lake.
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