Buckingham Palace is the official home of the Queen, open each summer for the public to tour its State Rooms (image © Creatas Images/Thinkstock)
The London residence and principal workplace of the British monarch has 775 rooms. Normally closed to the public, during the summer months it's possible to tour the State Rooms and garden. For more information visit the Royal Collection website.
The Changing the Guard ceremony, during which one regiment takes over from another to protect the Queen and the palace, takes place in the forecourt on most mornings from 10am; check online for the full schedule.
To 29 Sep: Summer Opening. Tour 19 State Rooms, the garden and the Queen Victoria’s Palace exhibition, which explains the indelible mark that the late monarch left on her home; booking essential; adult £25; child £14.