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You Can Now Go On A Virtual Tour Of Buckingham Palace

You Can Now Go On A Virtual Tour Of Buckingham Palace

It might feel frustrating to be shut up indoors right now, but there's no need to let COVID-19 stop you from going on 'days out' with your nearest and dearest.

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You may have planned to take day trips during the upcoming Easter holidays, or perhaps head into London to check out some attractions, but now you can bring one of the capital's most iconic landmarks to you - we're talking about Buckingham Palace.

You can now take a tour of the stately home from your living room, without risking your health and without moving - or paying the train fare to get there.

The official website of the Royal Family allows you to virtually tour Queen Elizabeth's palace rooms via a tool that works similarly to Google Earth. You can zoom in and out and scroll to get a closer look at items in each luxuriously decorated room.

And trust us you'll want to - everything is SO fancy.

The Throne Room is home to the Queen and Prince Philip's thrones, as well as Queen Victoria's (Credit: Royal Collection Trust)
The Throne Room is home to the Queen and Prince Philip's thrones, as well as Queen Victoria's (Credit: Royal Collection Trust)
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First up you can 'visit' the Throne Room, where you can hone in on the Queen and Prince Philip's chairs carved from beechwood and upholstered with crimson silk. We need to get us one of those.

A full length portrait of The Queen hangs there too and whilst you're touring online, there are information buttons to give you a more in depth description about these pieces - fun and informative!

Next you can go to a room that is home to the beautiful grand staircase, with walls to each side where portraits hang of Queen Victoria's immediate family members during the time of her reign.

You can check out the Grand Staircase (Credit: Royal Collection Trust)
You can check out the Grand Staircase (Credit: Royal Collection Trust)

Another area you can check out is the White Drawing Room - decorated predominantly in white and gold.

It houses an elaborately decorated grand piano installed by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

Looking at how the other half live is certainly one way to while away some hours of your afternoon whilst isolating.

The White Drawing Room is decorated intricately in white and gold (Credit: Royal Collection Trust)
The White Drawing Room is decorated intricately in white and gold (Credit: Royal Collection Trust)

But it's not the only fun tour you can take from your home right now. You can check out the Vatican's museums virtually, as well as the Guggenheim and the Natural History Museum to name a few.

Or if museums are less your thing, Chester Zoo currently has a live feed online so you can check out some of the magnificent animals it houses. The red pandas we saw last week were SO cute.

Our new virtual lives are so rich and varied thanks to these tours and streams. We've got isolation nailed.

Go on the Buckingham Palace virtual tour here.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Life, Royal

Lauren Bell

A freelance journalist at Tyla with an interest in health and fitness, travel and lifestyle topics, as well as highlighting issues for women. She graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2011 with a BA Honours Journalism degree and ever since has written for various platforms, including Mail Online, The Sun, that's life magazine and b-inspired magazine.

 

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