Friday 11 August to Sunday 13 August 2017
Buckingham Palace State Rooms and the Imperial War Museum.
- Entrance to both Venues
- Coach transfer
- Car parking on site
- Drink reception on first night
Boundless has organised highly successful trips for members to Buckingham Palace and the State Rooms before, but this year we’re adding a new venue to this fascinating London excursion – the Imperial War Museum in Lambeth, which is celebrating its centenary year in 2017.
The State Rooms are used regularly by the Queen and members of the royal family for ceremonial occasions. The works of art on display throughout the palace form part of The Royal Collection, one of the largest and most important in the world, and includes masterpieces by Renaissance painters Rembrandt, Rubens and Vermeer.
You’ll see a lot of the palace on the tour, including the Green Drawing Room, Throne Room, Picture Gallery, Ballroom, State Dining Room, Music Room, White Drawing Room, Marble Hall and Bow Room. After the guided trip, you can visit The Garden Café and The Buckingham Palace shop.
To complete our day, we’ll also visit the Imperial War Museum, which charts the stories of people’s experiences of conflict, from the First World War to today’s operations. This most impressive exhibition and museum is celebrating its centenary, so it’s an extra poignant time to visit.
Buckingham Palace State Room Tour
This tour is as about as close as most of us will ever get to snooping around one of the most famous addresses in the world! Since Buckingham Palace opened its doors to the public in 1993, millions of people from all over the world have followed in royal footsteps, strolling through the dazzling ornate corridors and rooms.
It’s a wonderful walk through the history of the British royal family. The Throne Room, for example, is where the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh were photographed just after their wedding day in 1947, and The White Drawing Room provided the backdrop for the colour photograph taken on their Golden Wedding anniversary, 50 years later.
As you progress on the regal tour, you’ll spot many artefacts from all over the world, paintings by the world’s greatest masters and elaborate furniture, as well as some of the most magnificent chandeliers you’ll see in your lifetime.
£179 pp for two nights based on two sharing in a twin or double room on half board basis.
Single room supplement £20 per night. Child price £89..50 per child sharing with two adults. Extra night on Sunday £60 pppn on D,B&B