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Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace
London, SW1A 1AA

Goldsmiths' Hall
Foster Lane
London, EC2V 6BN

One of the iconic focal points of the United Kingdom, Buckingham Palace is the principal official residence of the British monarch. The original building on the site was constructed in 1705, and was named Buckingham House, before being bought by George III as a private residence for his queen. Redeveloped extensively in the 19th century, it became the official residence of the British monarch at the accession of Queen Victoria. Buckingham Palace is used to host foreign dignitaries and lavish state banquets in the state rooms, and these open annually for the public to visit during August and September.

In Sherlock, the interiors of Buckingham Palace were actually shot in the Drawing Room of Goldsmiths' Hall, home of The Goldsmiths Company - the royally chartered craftsmen responsible for testing the quality of gold, silver and platinum. Opened in 1835, the current Goldsmiths' Hall is the third building the organisation has called home.

Episodes Buckingham Palace has appeared in

A Scandal In Belgravia (Episode 1, Series 2)

For Buckingham Palace: The nearest tube is St James' Park [Circle, District]. On the roundabout, walk north up Queen Anne's Gate until you emerge on Birdcage Walk. Turn left and proceed up the road until you see Buckingham Palace on your right.

For Goldsmiths' Hall: The nearest tube is St Pauls' [Central]. Walk east down Cheapside, crossing over the intersection of New Change. Turn into the first left onto Foster Lane, and Goldsmiths' Hall will be visible on your right, on the junction of Foster Lane and Carey Lane.

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