St. James Palace Tours
St. James Palace is one of London’s oldest palaces, and was commissioned by King Henry VIII. It was constructed in the same red-brick Tudor style as can be seen in Hampton Court Palace. Although the British Monarchy has not resided there in two centuries, it is still the official Royal Court.
While you won’t be able to see the interior of St. James Palace (it’s not open to the public), you can still walk by and see the guards outside.
The Tudors at St. James Palace
King Henry VIII’s second wife Anne Boleyn stayed at St. James palace the night after her coronation ceremony.
Photo credit: Queen’s Chapel, St. James Palace
How to get to St. James Palace
Take the Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line, or Jubilee Line and get off the train at Green Park
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