The fascinating story of the home of British royalty since 1837, let’s explore some of the rooms with 360 degree views and walk through St James’s Park
What’s this tour about?
There’s so much history and so many stories about Buckingham Palace and its surrounds, so join us on a fascinating one and a half hour virtual tour.
300 years ago the palace started off as a townhouse for a Duke, nearly became a museum but went on to be the London residence of all of Britain’s sovereigns since an 18 year old Queen Victoria moved in 1837.
Using pictures, old paintings and Google earth, we’ll look at how the building has grown over the years and take 360 degree views of its most important rooms (there’s not enough time for all 775 of them!).
We’ll find out about all about the preparations needed for a royal banquet, visit the drawing room with a secret door, learn of rumours of a secret tunnel and virtually visit the gallery that has largest collection of Canalettos in the world.
Then we’ll take a virtual stroll down the Mall, and around St James’s Park to hear stories about Henry VIII’s jousting ground, of pelicans and ducks, how the Stuarts made it in to a pleasure park and curious facts like how the British taught the French to bottle champagne (and what has that got to do with Duck Island?), the pagoda that burnt down and who exactly was the grand old duke of York (in fact he wasn’t all that grand at all).
- 1 hour virtual tour via Zoom
- Multiple dates
- £8 per screen or £10 per group/ family (group/ family can be in two locations on 2 devices)
- Book your tickets via Eventbrite
- We’ll email you the meeting ID and password on the morning of the tour
Google reviews of our virtual tour
“Exceptionally well presented … one of the most professionally delivered online lectures that I have attended. “
I had not managed to join a tour by Loona before and was very pleasantly surprised at the professionalism, knowledge, delivery and attention to detail displayed. The talk was on line and dealt with that area of London close to and including Buckingham palace. It was exceptionally well presented and most informative and was one of the most professionally delivered on line lectures that I have attended. Priced at under £10 it represented very good value for money and I look forward to attending future tours by Loona
“”Will hold your attention with fascinating facts”
Thoroughly enjoyable and informative virtual tour. I’ve gone on a couple of tours with Let’s Discover London and it’s a testament to how good Loona is that I’m a repeat customer!
If you want an interesting tour that will hold your attention with fascinating facts about London then this tour is for you. Highly recommended!
“Clear concise and welcoming “
Interesting and informative, clear and concise and welcoming.