Visiting Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace is the primary residence and office of the British King or Queen. Usually it can only be seen from the outside but it is possible to take a tour of the state rooms during August and September but pre-booking is vital. It has the biggest private garden in London, is rumoured to have many secret passages and is believed to be haunted by a servant who once worked for the Shah of Persia. It has been used for many national celebrations and is the foremost icon of Great Britain.