Discover London’s Royal Residences with Caledonian Sleeper

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With Buckingham Palace opening its doors from 22 July, there’s no better time to immerse yourself in London’s royal variety of attractions. 

Helping visitors make the most of the city’s most majestic landmarks, Caledonian Sleeper has listed its top London locations to learn more about the world’s most celebrated royal family.  Board in Scotland and awake refreshed the next morning in London Euston ready to start your regal adventure.

Buckingham Palace

From 22 July until 1 October, visitors can tour the official residence of the Queen, Buckingham Palace.  Amongst the 775 rooms of the palace are a selection of rooms which are particular highlights including the State Rooms, Grand Staircase and Throne Room, each boasting fine art, portraits of past and present royals and a selection of unique furnishings.

An audio tour with Prince Charles takes you through the palace as well as the annual special exhibition, which this year focuses on Royal Gifts. 

Tower of London

Despite owning a grim reputation, the Tower of London is a fascinating place to discover the history of the royal palace, armoury and fortress.  From finding out more about the priceless Crown Jewels to joining an iconic Beefeater on a tour, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Visitors can hear about the fascinating tales of the site whilst taking in the sights of swords, armour and the famous raven. There’s even live historical re-enactments for those who want to witness the tower’s history for themselves. 

Queen Mary’s Gardens

Named after the wife of King George V, Queen Mary’s Gardens is London’s largest collection of roses with approximately 12,000 of the flowers planted.  Visitors can wander amongst the 85 single variety beds on display and learn about the types of rose planted, from classics to the more modern English roses.

Other flower species including delphinium and begonia are also on display, with visitors being able to enjoy the floral scents from the comfort of the garden’s perfectly positioned benches and resting stops.  

Kensington Palace

The royal residence of Kensington Palace is currently home to Diana: Her Fashion Story – a trace of the evolution of the Princess’s style.

Featuring an extraordinary collection of garments including Victor Edelstein’s iconic ink blue velvet gown, the exhibition provides a glimpse into the romantic outfits of Princess Diana’s first public appearances, as well as the glamour and elegance of clothing worn during her later life. 

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