London Architecture

Buckingham Palace

The Mall
London, England SW1
Basic Information
Designed by John Nash, Edward Blore, Sir Aston Webb
Type Palace-Castle-Fortress
Neighborhood: Westminster
More Information
  • Buckingham Palace has its own post office.
  • Buckingham Palace has its own nuclear bunker.
  • Buckingham Palace has an emergency exit leading to a private subway station on a rail line to Heathrow Airport.
  • The palace footmen are selected, in part, because of their size. They must fit into uniforms that are, in some cases, more than 100 years old. To create a new uniform costs £2,000.
  • November 7, 2008: This building was named the world's seventh ugliest building by CNN Europe.