St. James Palace is the official palace of the British monarch. It is located near St. James Park in central London, not far from Buckingham Palace. Unlike other British palaces, St James's Palace is built of red bricks and is not grand. Only the gate building is taller. From the architectural and arch shapes, we can see that this is a typical Tudor architecture in England. Many historical figures of the British royal family have lived in this palace, including Henry VIII's illegitimate son, Henry's second wife Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth I and so on.
The long pool in the center of St. James'Park gathers ducks of all sizes and colors, as well as swans, birds, pheasants and other protected birds. Feeding time is 3 p.m. every day. The park's best scenic spot is the view of Buckingham Palace across the lake from the bridge. Especially when the lights are on at night, the view of Buckingham Palace is more charming.
St. James'Palace is a forbidden area for most of us. Every year, part of the London Open Day is open to visit the Queen's Church. It was designed as part of a larger 17th-century expansion. Mallborough Road was built between St. James' Palace and Queen's Church. It's a way for people to watch guards change positions.
The original Royal residence, much prefered.
St. James Palace was built by Henry VIII in 1532 and has been the seat of the royal family since 1678. Until he moved to Buckingham Palace in 1837, the King of England lived in the palace. Because the palace is in a small street, it is difficult to know that it used to be a palace without guidance.
Unlike other British palaces, St James's Palace is built of red bricks and is not grand. Only the gate building is taller. From the architectural and arch shapes, we can see that this is a typical Tudor architecture in England. It was cloudy, grey sky when we went, and it was accompanied by this historic city building, which made people's imagination.