Thursday, July 21, 2016

Open House

I received an email this week announcing the opening of Buckingham Palace for summer tours. The first time I was in London, way back before the internet was invented, all you could get into was a small art and history gallery.  But a few years ago in an effort to raise a little cash for maintenance and renovation and in an effort to improve relations with the peasants public, the decision was made to run a summer Open House.  The last time I was in London, in 2011, I made reservations and away we went.  No photographs are allowed in the palace.  The second picture above is the back yard, as I recall John Gray was there for a garden party with his sister last year.

I enjoyed the tour.  The spaces are grand and historic.  It was well worth the modest admission fee.


  1. "the penguin went off to see the queen" - I love that little guy.

    THAT would be a fabulous tour, I imagine!

  2. I would like to see the palace, yes.

  3. I would love to do that tour. And I would love to see the penguin topping every fence column!

  4. Lol i didnt go, my sister did in may