Monday 26 October 2020 6:00 PM
It’s almost exactly a thousand years since a royal family first settled in Westminster. With just an occasional gap, reigning monarchs have lived there ever since. Join Westminster guide Charlie Forman for a virtual walk through the six palaces that have been their home. Remarkably only the first of these, the Palace of Westminster, was purpose built to house the monarch. Parliament still occupies that palace, but by 1530 the monarch had moved on to the largest palace in the Europe of its time - Whitehall. It was not till the 1820s that George IV and two brothers commissioned a palace each by St James’s Park – alongside three existing palatial homes. Despite much fire and one total demolition, the best elements of Buckingham Palace and the other five palaces are there to explore.
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Event Contact: Sara Prince