Tickets still available for Buckingham Palace Summer opening

Released on: July 02, 2013, 2:33 pm
Industry: Travel

Annual royal palace opening also includes the chance to explore an exhibition devoted to the 1953 coronation.

-- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Tickets are still available for the Buckingham Palace Summer Opening, which takes place this year from 27 July to 29 September. The Summer Opening offers visitors their only chance to see inside one of London's best-known landmarks and one of the world's few remaining working royal palaces. Buckingham Palace is located in the centre of London a short walk from Victoria station and tourists coming to London for the summer looking for hotels should visit, London's best source for deals on hotels near Victoria.

A visit to Buckingham Palace this summer will include the chance to see some of the g reatest treasures from the Royal Collection of art, plus the spectacular The Queen's Coronation 1953 exhibition, which features royal dresses, uniforms and jewellery. Visitors will also be able to explore the lavishly furnished rooms of the palace while looking at p aintings by Rembrandt, Rubens, Vermeer, Poussin, Canaletto and Claude, sculptures by Canova and Chantrey, Sèvres porcelain and some of the finest English and French furniture in the world.

The palace will be celebrating the 60 th anniversary of the Queen's coronation in 1953 with a special exhibition in the palace ballroom. This will feature the Queen's white satin coronation dress, designed by Norman Hartnell; the Queen's Robe of Estate, made from English purple silk, which is more than 6.5 metres long and the Diamond Diadem, one of The Queen's most recognisable jewels, which she is pictured wearing on postage stamps and some banknotes. Many more items will be on display, and the State Dining Room will be dressed to evoke the Coronation Banquets held on the evenings of 3 and 4 June 1953, with magnificent settings of porcelain, silver-gilt and flowers. For more information on the Buckingham Palace Summer Opening, see, London's most reliable source for tourist information.


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