Buckingham Palace Summer Opening 2013 Welcomes You All
If you are a history/arts lover, then you should be in London now as the annual Buckingham Palace Summer Opening has commenced from 27th July 2013. The annual extravaganza where visitors are allowed a rare opportunity to visit 19 lavish State Rooms attract hordes of tourists each year. Therefore, if you have not booked a hotel in London to witness this historic ceremony, then hurry up as rooms are getting packed as the days go by.
Event: Buckingham Palace Summer Opening 2013
Venue: Buckingham Palace, Buckingham Palace Road, Westminster, London SW1A 1AA
Dates: From 27 July 2013 to 29 September 2013
Ticket Prices: £19 (Adults), £17.50 (Concessional), £10.85 (Children under 17), FREE (Under 5s), £50 (Family)
Timings: 27th July-31st Aug daily 9.30am-7pm (last admission 4.45pm), 1-29 Sep daily 9.30am-6.30pm (last admission 3.45pm)
About the Event
It is the only time when visitors are allowed an access to palatial State Rooms of the Palace. Housing opulent decorations and priceless art works, these rooms are the venues for the Royal Family’s official and state meetings. For the ceremony, the palace is aesthetically decorated and the royal robes are put on display, including the principal robes as well.
In addition to this, you will have the excellent opportunity of watching the finest English and French furniture in the world and the paintings by master artistes such as Rembrandt, Rubens and Canaletto. Along with all this, on display would be rare royal gifts like Faberge Eggs.
This year the cultural artefacts from Russia will also be on display which includes gifts, models, paintings and jewellery. Gracing the event would be archival photography from over past 100 years. As 2013 marks the sixtieth anniversary of Queen’s Coronation, the event would be adorned with the display of robes, uniforms and artworks. The displayed items were used on June 2nd 1953, when the Queen was coronated at the Westminster Abbey ushering in a new Elizabethan era in the country. Even the tables in the State Dining Rooms would be decorated in a manner so that the decor evokes the ambience of state banquets that were held on the evenings of 3rd and 4th June 1953.
Furthermore, you will see the items presently owned by the royal family. You never know, you might stumble upon an item owned by Prince Charles or Queen herself!
Witnessing the grandeur of Buckingham Palace from such close quarters is a rare opportunity. Visit London as soon as possible and be a part of the history.
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