palace has 775 rooms. These include 19 state rooms, 52 royal and guest
bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms. The building
is 108 metres long across the front, 120 metres deep (including the central
quadrangle) and 24 metres high. At the rear of the Palace is situated the
Buckingham Palace garden, the largest private garden in London.
In the south of the garden there is the Royal
Mews (stable), where the royal carriages and motorcars for the Queen and members
of the Royal Family are housed, including the amazing gold state coach.
The state rooms at Buckingham Palace, the Queens
Gallery (in which exhibitions from the Royal Collection are held) and the Royal Mews are open to visitors at special times, most of August
and September as part of the palace's Summer Opening. For visitor information
please visit the Royal
Collection website. There are several guided tours like "A Royal Day Out at Buckingham Palace", which gives you admission
to all three sights all day long.
A very popular tourist attraction, which takes place at Buckingham Palace
is the Changing of the Guard.
The Queen's Guard and Queen's Life Guard are the names given to contingents
of soldiers charged with guarding the official royal residences in London.
If you wish to know more, you'll find detailed information here.