So I am guessing this will be my last Playing Tourist post for a while. Until I play Christmas tourist of course. And I did end my stint in style, with the one and only Buckingham Palace, the Queen's official London residence. Royals at its finest. Buckingham Palace is used today for the official occasions for the Royal Family being originally built in 1705 for the Duke of Buckingham. I got to visit three different sections, as you can't quite just walk into the Queens bedroom, but here is the bits I did get to see.
The Queen's Gallery, the space for of items from the Royal Collection, mainly being art and 'treasures'. I found this fascinating, but you do have to be interested in history to find the The Queen's Gallery interesting. Or it may just be rooms of junk too you.
The Royal Mews, home to the State vehicles used by the Royal Family for coronations, State Visits and royal weddings. The stables are also home to the horses that take part in The Queen's official and ceremonial duties. I did get to see some horses, but they were a bit off limits. Not quite at the stage of offering pony rides, yet.
State Rooms (the bit inside Buckingham Palace) consists of 19 state rooms, ballroom and gardens only open to visitors during August and September while the Queen makes her annual visit to Balmoral. Imagine bumping into the Queen while she walks round in her dressing gown!
Unfortunately I could only take photos of the garden, and not inside the palace, as I didn't fancy getting escorted out by the security guards. But its such a shame as inside was just stunning, no other words really but decor was enough to make you highly envious and take your breath away all in one.