Buckingham Palace, London SW1A 1AA
Victoria (Victoria Line; District Line; Circle Line)
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You can see the members of the Royal Family, in natural 's size at the Madame Tussauds Museum .
You can see the Buckingham Palace from the London's Eye.
London Eye is a huge wheel situated on the banks of the River Thames.
Did you know that is the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe, and is visited by over 3.5 million people annually?
The view is great even if is day or night.
Don't miss the opportunity to meet your favorite celebrity...! I bet that you want to:
- take a picture with Brad and Angelina/ David and Victoria
- kiss Cristiano Ronaldo:)
- have a meeeting with Obama in the Oval Office.
In this case, this wax museum is a must! You can't miss it!
The State Rooms, Buckingham Palace
If you're planning your trip in August-September, you are lucky because then are opened for the public the State Rooms from the Buckingham Palace.
I think that the ticket that I've paid for the Buckingham Palace was the most expensive ticket that I've bought for a museum/gallery in London. But it worth the money:
Over 60/ Student (with valid ID) £16.50
The price includes an audio guide which is very smart...really:)
For example, now I'm watching the throne and I wanna know more...next to the throne, on a piece of paper is written a number. All you have to do is to type that number on your toy and, automatically, the guide will begin the story of the throne :It's very simple and it works .Maybe you aren't very interested by all the paintings...just choose another object or room...
Tip no.1: Reserve your ticket online!
You have to skip the lines, believe me...the price for the online reservation is the same, so u have nothing to lose...this will be my golden rule for now on...buy tickets in advance to save time.
I've found the official reservation site of the Palace: https://www.rceltickets.com/profile.asp
Tip no.2: Time spent - 2 hours
The castle is huge and after a tour of two hours, you need a rest...
Tip no.3: Each Summer Opening has a Theme.
According to the official site, for 2012 Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace - Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration.
Last summer (2011) I saw The Duchess of Cambridge's wedding dress.
I saw the dress, the shoes, the tiara and even the cake. I had no idea that the dress was sooo important and I was surprised by the presentation.
In the ballroom ruled many films about the significance of the lace (from the dress), wedding traditions etc. It was a nice way of learn more about the Royal wedding.
The ballroom was great, the dress was simple and beautiful and the tiara was sparkling.
PS: if you wanna take a look inside the castle watch the video.
Don't miss the Royal Fabergé
Peter Carl Fabergé was a greatest Russian jeweller and goldsmith).
I dare you to name one precious stone that was not used in the creation of the Fabergé collection.
For example, the Mosaic egg is made of yellow gold, platinum, brilliant diamonds, rose-cut diamonds, ruby, emerald, topaz, sapphire, garnet, half-pearls, moonstone, white enamel and opaque pink enamel.
The exhibition contains the Imperial Easter eggs, delicate flower ornaments, animal sculptures, cigarette cases, photograph frames, desk clocks. (see the left video)
You might recognize the dazzling Imperial Easter eggs from the Ocean's Twelve movie (second video)