A local guide to move in Buckingham Palace

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Buckingham Palace is a royal residence in London and the administrative headquarters of the monarch of the United Kingdom. Located in the City of Westminster, the palace is often at the centre of state occasions and royal hospitality. It has been a focal point for the British people at times of national rejoicing and mourning. “

Things that make us love Buckingham Palace

What makes the heart of Buckingham Palace? At Cozee we asked ourselves what would define the culture, the vibe of a given area. We have come up with the following elements so whether you are a foodie or a night bird, we got you covered. Check out the different restaurants, pubs, gym that exist in Buckingham Palace to help you decide to move in there.

The types of restaurants

Buckingham Palace is able to produce a large amount of different cuisines if you are looking. Take a look at the table below to find the most popular places to eat if you are a resident of Buckingham Palace.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences 116 Piccadilly, London 4.3 1117
The Clermont London, Victoria 101 Buckingham Palace Road, London 4.3 2326
Premier Inn London Victoria hotel 82 – 83, Eccleston Square, 55 Gillingham Street, London 4.3 1242
St. James’s Hotel and Club – Mayfair London 7-8 Park Place, London 4.3 408
The Rubens at the Palace 39 Buckingham Palace Road, London 4.3 1826
Flemings Mayfair Hotel 7-12 Half Moon Street, London 4.3 274
COMO The Halkin, London 5-6 Halkin Street, London 4.3 313
COMO Metropolitan London 19 Old Park Lane, London 4.3 611
Sofitel London St James 6 Waterloo Place, London 4.3 1982
The Wolseley 160 Piccadilly, St. James’s, London 4.3 6069
Mango Tree 46 Grosvenor Place, London 4.3 1127
Rosa’s Thai Victoria 25 Gillingham Street, London 4.3 1701
Burger & Lobster Mayfair 29 Clarges Street, London 4.3 3276
Hard Rock Cafe London 150 Old Park Lane, London 4.3 16261
The Lanesborough Hyde Park Corner, London 4.3 1335
Nobu London (Old Park Lane) 19 Old Park Lane, London 4.3 1365
Galvin at Windows 22 Park Lane, London 4.3 1439
Curzon Mayfair 38 Curzon Street, London 4.3 755
Golden Lion 25 King Street, London 4.3 688
Langan’s Brasserie Stratton Street, London 4.3 1037

Where can you buy groceries in the area

Out of all the other services in Buckingham Palace, supermarkets are arguably some of the most important. Take a look at the table below that tells you where the nearest supermarkets are so you can do your shppping conveniently. It would be a shame to move somewhere new and not realise some of your favourite stores aren’t nearby in Buckingham Palace.

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Museums & Galleries nearby

Art helps discover an area’s culture. Galleries and museums are great weekend enjoyment and you can find where all the fun is happening by checking out the museum and galleries table for Buckingham Palace below.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Churchill War Rooms King Charles Street, London 4.6 12533
The Guards Museum Wellington Barracks, Birdcage Walk, London 4.4 441
Spencer House 27 Saint James’s Place, London 4.6 340
The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace Buckingham Palace, London 4.5 3896
The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace Buckingham Palace Road, London 4.4 3343
Apsley House 149 Piccadilly, London 4.6 991
Alison Jacques 22 Cork Street, London 4.6 47
Matthiesen Gallery Ltd 7, 8 Masons Yard, St. James’s, London 5 4
Cristea Roberts Gallery 43 Pall Mall, St. James’s, London 4.6 37
Faraday Museum at The Royal Institution 21 Albemarle Street, London 4.5 210
Marlborough 6 Albemarle Street, London 4.6 41
The National Police Memorial The Mall, London 4.6 54
Patrick McGoohan (Number 6’s Flat) 1 Buckingham Place, London N/A N/A
Marlborough House St. James’s, London N/A N/A
Hidden London (TFL Down Street Churchill’s Secret Station) Down Street, London 4.6 42
Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert 37-38 Bury Street, London 4.3 19
Annenberg Courtyard 49-50 Piccadilly, London 4.9 24
Superblue London 6 Burlington Gardens, London 3.3 174
The Royal Institution 21 Albemarle Street, London 4.7 1034
Atlas Gallery 11 Cork Street, London N/A N/A

Pubs

As Londoners, we love our local pubs. Buckingham Palace has great ones to become your new regular spot. Consider these if visiting or moving to the area of Buckingham Palace.

Pub name Name Address Description
American Bar Stafford Hotel, 16/18 St James’s Place London SW1A 1NJ Directly accessed through its covered patio at the end of Blue Ball Yard, leading from an archway off St James’s Street, this quiet, cosy, sumptuously furnished hotel bar is a delight for non-residents to share. The hotel was used by Americans, Canadians and Free French during World War II and the walls of the bar are covered with pictures, photographs and other historic memorabilia all donated by guests over the years. Expect to pay for quality of service and the sheer privilege of drinking here.
Blue Posts 6 Bennet Street London SW1A 1RP There has been a tavern on this site since the days of Charles II. As illustrated by the pub sign, the name is thought to refer to the blue bollards that once marked the “taxi-ranks” of sedan chairs. The current incarnation, which opened in July 2015, is a spacious and airy single bar, with mixed tile, carpet and wooden flooring, some fake Victorian dark wood, a variety of seats and tables and large windows. There are London-related prints, vintage photos of the area and posters everywhere. Handy for the Ritz. In common with many other pubs, ale availability here may depend on the day of the week you visit and footfall at the time.
Civil Service Club 13-15 Great Scotland Yard London SW1A 2HJ Founded in 1953, originally for members of the Civil Service but now open to a wider public-organisation membership including the Metropolitan Police. There are restaurant, bar, accommodation and lounge facilities. A bar food menu is available all the time. In the restaurant, lunch is served Tuesday to Friday and dinner Tuesday to Saturday. Real ale on five handpumps is largely from the Greene King stable. The bar is open to members and their guests.
Clarence 53 Whitehall London SW1A 2HP Imposing corner pub rebuilt in 1862, popular with tourists and civil servants, and probably named for the Duke of Clarence who was briefly Lord High Admiral in the late 1820s and oversaw naval affairs from an office opposite. As King William IV history now remembers him for his numerous illegitimate offspring, his salty naval language, and for having a head shaped like a pineapple!
Horse & Guardsman 16-18 Whitehall London SW1A 2DY Until 2020 this was a 1995 Wetherspoon bank conversion, formerly the premises of bankers Messrs Cocks Biddulph & Co (later to be absorbed by Martins Bank and finally Barclays Bank), the building was designed by Richard Coad and built 1870-73. In November 2021 the premises reopened as a McMullen’s outlet, a “premium bar serving traditional British classic food”. The ale range is from McMullen and the food offering is wide and includes pub classics, Sunday roasts, and sandwiches. The venue is split-level with a range of seating including high stools, banquettes, and comfy chairs. Fairly inevitably for a pub with this name, wall decorations include a giant picture of “Scotland for Ever”, Lady Butler’s famous 1881 painting of the charge of the Royal Scots Greys cavalry at Waterloo on 18 June 1815. There is also an interesting map of London created for visitors to the Great Exhibition of 1851.
Old Shades 37 Whitehall London SW1A 2BX The word Shades was originally a generic term for cellars and this pub was just ‘The Shades’ until rebuilt in 1898 by Treadwell & Martin in the Gothic-influenced Arts & Crafts style. Note the jokey pub sign outside! Grade II listed, this long, narrow, wood-panelled pub widens into a waitress-service dining room at the back. A gilded cupola with stained glass panels lights the central bar area, which has an impressive Victorian tiled front. Accompanied children are welcome at any time. Six handpumps; ale prices reflect the very central location. As from early 2019 Young’s operate this pub.
Red Lion 48 Parliament Street London SW1A 2NH Tall, narrow, corner pub, close to Parliament Square, and rebuilt in the late 1890s. The name is ancient, and a brewhouse named the Red Lion very close to this site has been dated back more than 500 years. The present Grade II listed pub retains several original features from its rebuild including a carved mahogany bar back, a patterned ceiling, and etched glass to the rear. There is a cellar bar and an upstairs dining room. Spot the portraits of former prime ministers in the main bar! The pub became briefly famous as the “Treasury Annexe” for off-the-record briefings to the press during Gordon Brown’s years at the Treasury, but this came to an abrupt halt following a major indiscretion. MPs still use the pub and it has a division bell to tell them when parliamentary voting is about to take place, irritatingly interrupting their drinking and also confusing tourists who think it is the fire alarm going off. In early August 2016 media reports stated that the pub had been considered for nationalisation, in anticipation of parliament moving out of its home in 2020 for renovation works, and into one forbidden to sell alcohol! Apparently the thought of having to drink with lesser mortals was too much for parliament to bear; fortunately common sense prevailed and the scheme was ruled out. Following a makeover the pub is now part of the Fuller’s Ale & Pie chain. There are three handpumps on each part of the bar. Unsurprisingly given its tourist and parliament location this pub is often crowded. Breakfast is served at weekends but no alcohol before 10am on Saturdays or noon on Sundays.
Silver Cross 33 Whitehall London SW1A 2BX A sprawling early 20th century pub on ground floor and basement levels. Low ceilings nonetheless make for an intimate atmosphere, although TV sports are available. The downstairs bar, used for overflow at busy times, is available for functions. The original 1674 tavern was given a brothel keeper’s licence by King Charles II for services rendered.
St Stephen’s Tavern 10 Bridge Street London SW1A 2JR Built in 1875 and reopened in 2003 by Hall & Woodhouse after restoration, this pub contains an MPs’ Division Bell and is opposite the Houses of Parliament. As such it is a visitor magnet and is frequented by (a lot of!) tourists plus civil servants and their political masters. Grade II-listed and one of London’s Real Heritage Pubs, it gives an impression of discreet grandeur. Particularly of note are the high bar-back, etched mirrors and splendid hanging brass lamps. At busy meal times drinkers-only may be discouraged from occupying the limited number of tables. Children over 10 years old are permitted until 5pm throughout the week. Food is served from 10am and the food menu includes Sunday roasts. Note the very standard licensing condition that alcohol cannot be served until noon on Sundays.
Tattershall Castle King’s Reach Victoria Embankment London SW1A 2HR A paddle steamer moored on the west side of the Thames, slightly south of Embankment tube station and Hungerford Bridge, opposite the London Eye. Built in 1934, it is said to be one of the first civilian vessels fitted with radar. Retired from its life as a Humber ferry in 1973, and run as a bar and restaurant since 1981. In May 2015 the boat reopened after a reported £1.8 million refit in Hull, which also restored and made the original engine room visible. Air- conditioned in summer, heated in winter. Uniquely (?), the “cellar” is a barge moored alongside; it rises and falls with the tide, as does the boat. Hence, the Real Ale lover’s concept of beer peacefully bubbling away in an undisturbed cask must be abandoned here – only “bright” or “fast-drop” beers can be sold. Handpumps are in the Ward Room area only, where large windows look out on the animated River Thames. Non-peak times may suit drinkers-only better as tables may be reserved for diners. NB at date of writing (2019) the boat may have shifted its location slightly due to the Thames Tideway works.
Walker’s of Whitehall 15 Craig’s Court London SW1A 2DD The Street Bar, on the ground floor, is not that big, with a cocktail bar and restaurant in the former bank vaults downstairs. There is a civilised atmosphere; the after-work custom includes mainly civil servants. No outdoor seating. Saturday bottomless brunch available; pre-theatre menu on offer from 5pm. Up-market prices reflect the area. Because it is a bit hidden, this pub is markedly less touristy than the main Whitehall sites. Often some of the lesser-known ales are on offer here.

Green space in the city of Buckingham Palace

One of London’s best features is its many green spaces. See if Buckingham Palace offers space for strolls or picnics.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Flanders Fields Memorial Garden Westminster, London 4.6 15
The Green Park Green Park, London 4.6 24180
St James’s Park London 4.7 54833
Hanning Recruitment 12 Hay Hill, London 4.3 510
St James’ Park Drinking Fountain 42 The Mall, London 4.6 40
Grosvenor Gardens (Upper and Lower) 10 Grosvenor Gardens, London 4.4 651
The National Police Memorial The Mall, London 4.6 54
Dean’s Yard Deans Yard, 20 Dean’s Yard, London 4.7 908
Victoria Square Victoria Square, London 4.5 62
Constitution Hill Memorial Garden City of Westminster, Constitution Hill, Spur Road, London 4.6 32
St James’ Park Birdcage Walk, London 5 1
Onion Garden 5 Seaforth Place, London 5 26
Oasis 5 Seaforth Place, London N/A N/A
Marlborough Gardens St. James’s, London N/A N/A
Parcare Masina UK, 7 Howick Place, London 5 4
Christchurch Gardens Westminster, London 4.5 40
Hyde Park Corner A4, London 4.7 427
Jubilee Walkway London 4.5 10
Belgravia Park Belgravia, London 3 2
St James’s Square Saint James’s Square, London 4.5 1385

Gyms in Buckingham Palace

More at-home work means more gym-goers. Major chains make staying active in Buckingham Palace easy.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
The Washington Mayfair Hotel 5 Curzon Street, London 4.3 705
The Lanesborough Hyde Park Corner, London 4.3 1335
Park Plaza Victoria London 239 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London 4.3 3019
Queen Mother Sports Centre 223 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London 4.3 487
Light Centre 9 Eccleston Street, London 4.3 30
Fitness First Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, London 4.3 205
Nordic Balance St James’s | Gym & Physiotherapy 7-9 Babmaes Street, London 4.3 180
Akkaya valley fitness UK office 1 Berkeley Street, London 4.3 N/A
GO Mammoth Netball Westminster City School, 55 Palace Street, London 4.3 N/A
Yogamuni by Dipa Bressenden Place 4.3 24
On Health & Fitness | Physio On: Physiotherapy, Osteopathy & Acupuncture On Health & Fitness, 16 Buckingham Palace Road, London 4.3 137
The Health Club at Dukes 35-37 Saint James’s Place, London 4.3 1
Parkour UK 4, Burwood House, 14-16 Caxton Street, London 4.3 7
Make Yourself Home The Victoria, 1 Lower Belgrave Street, London 4.3 N/A
Bear Fitness St Vincent’s Centre, Carlisle Place, London 4.3 13
White Wolf Fitness Greencoat House, Gymbox Victoria, 10, London 4.3 16
Ten Health & Fitness St James’s Lower Ground, 6 Duke Street, St James’s, London 4.3 51
Yogoloji Ltd. 54a Ebury Street, London 4.3 N/A
Physio Remedies The Lansdowne Club, 9 Fitzmaurice Place, London 4.3 24
FRAME Victoria 4 Bridge Place, London 4.3 101

How’s the local life around Buckingham Palace

There’s always something going on in a vibrant area like Buckingham Palace. For ideas on activities, check Timeout which updates weekly on local events. We’re including a link to their Buckingham Palace listings to help you easily find stuff happening soon. A great way to get oriented in a new area is seeing what’s around and where. Our map gathers property price details and other info from this article to give you a snapshot of Buckingham Palace offerings.

The amenities you might need in Buckingham Palace

Below is a list of the places you may want to check out if the area of Buckingham Palace. This can really help you out when you are moving to an area or neighbourhood.

Health amenities that are in Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace has 20 medical institutions. These include hospitals, doctors offices, pharmacies and other stores providing medical attention. Here are the details the nearby medical institutions (1000 radius of the area).

Medical institution Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Cleveland Clinic London Hospital 33 Grosvenor Place, London 3.8 107
Medix 118 Piccadilly, London N/A N/A
MedicSpot Clinic Mayfair 6 Shepherd Market, London 5 3
London Doctors Clinic Private GP Spaces Building, London Doctors Clinic Suite 226 & 227, 25 Wilton Road, London 3.9 170
St Luke’s Healthcare for the Clergy Room 201, Church House, Great Smith Street, London N/A N/A
childrens commissioning 43 Berkeley Square, London N/A N/A
London Covid Testing Clinic 1 Lower Grosvenor Place, London 4.9 33
Talk to Us Live Portland House, Bressenden Place, London N/A N/A
London Medical Testing University House, 11-13, Unit 12 Lower Grosvenor Place, London N/A N/A
CCHS London Grosvenor Place, London N/A N/A
Dr Alberto Murino 33 Grosvenor Place, London N/A N/A
Medical Travel Co. 13 Grosvenor Gardens, London 5 1
Vigor London Hospital 9 Chester Close, London N/A N/A
Women’s Health Belgravia 2 Grosvenor Gardens, London 5 6
Children’s Health Belgravia 2 Grosvenor Gardens, London 5 2
Dr Marco Nicoloso Ouronyx 20 Saint James’s Street, London 5 19
The Mayfair Foot Clinic 4 Shepherd Market, London N/A N/A
Mayfair Weight Loss Clinic 33 Clarges Street, London 3.3 16
Medicspot Clinic Victoria 6 Lower Belgrave Street, London 4.3 3
DocTap Private GP Keencare Pharmacy – Victoria, 6 Lower Belgrave Street, London 4.8 37

Tube & Train stations in and around Buckingham Palace

Train and tube stations in Buckingham Palace can provide you with direct links to nearby cities and hence, they are a desirable feature for people when deciding on a place to live. Those who move into a city with direct transport links are able to travel further for work and will maybe spend less time commuting. Find a table below about where these transport links are:

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Victoria Victoria Street, London 4.3 4116
St. James’ Park Westminster, London 4.5 230
Green Park Underground Ltd, Piccadilly, London 4.2 408
Hyde Park Corner Underground Ltd, Hyde Park Corner Station, London 4.4 252
Victoria London 4.3 19

Schools around Buckingham Palace

Having a school near the place you live is a great feature of the property you are about to move in. Please find below a list of the schools within the area of Buckingham Palace.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Queen Mother Sports Centre 223 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London 3.4 488
Westminster Cathedral Choir School Ambrosden Avenue, London 4.3 3
BYT London A level And GCSE Tuition Centre 8a Lower Grosvenor Place, London N/A N/A
Yogamuni by Dipa Bressenden Place 5 24
The PTI 14-15 Lower Grosvenor Place, London 5 3
Eaton Square Mayfair 106 Piccadilly, London 4.3 29
Ysgol Clawdd Offo 171 Victoria Street, London 5 1
Schools Together 1, 27 Queen Anne’s Gate, London N/A N/A
London Sishu 4th, Hamilton House, 17B, Mabledon Place, London N/A N/A
Harris Westminster Sixth Form Steel House, 11 Tothill Street, London 3.6 38
The Grey Coat Hospital Greycoat Place, London 3.2 45
Chefs Adopt A School 76 Vincent Square, London N/A N/A
Dukes Education 14 Waterloo Place, London 3.5 8
GDST Trust Office 10 Bressenden Place, London 1.7 3
Independent Schools Council 27 Queen Anne’s Gate, London N/A N/A
Michael and Martina 34 Great Smith Street, London N/A N/A
Westminster City School 55 Palace Street, London 2.6 34
St Peter’s Eaton Square C of E School Lower Belgrave Street, London 4.6 5
Optimnem 36 Great Smith Street, London N/A N/A
Miss Daisy’s Nursery School, Belgravia 28 Eccleston Street, London 5 4

Post offices in the area of Buckingham Palace

Nearby post offices make sending and getting packages a breeze. Post office branches in Buckingham Palace provide services like money orders and postal insurance alongside mail services. You can take a look for yourself to see where they are located below.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Regent Street St. James’s Post Office (Ryman) 11 Regent Street Saint James’s, London 4.9 2607
Broadway Post Office 1 Broadway, London 4.5 285
Mayfair News, Cards & Wine – POST OFFICE 28 Shepherd Market, London 4.5 10
Royal Mail Delivery Office (Collection Only) 9 Howick Place, London 3.4 28
Royal Mail Post Box 11 Tothill Street, London 4.6 11
Eccleston Street Post Office 6 Eccleston Street, London 3.6 144
Post Box 1 Buckingham Place, London 0 0
Postbox 79 Petty France, London 0 0
Postbox 55 Petty France, London 0 0
Post office box 14, St. James’s, London 0 0
Royal Mail Post Box 65 Broadway, London 0 0
Postbox 2 Cockpit Steps, London 0 0
Royal Mail Post Box 1 Birdcage Walk, London 0 0
Citibox Mayfair (FedEx Authorised Ship Centre) 2 Lansdowne Row, London 5 14
Gold Pilar Box Storey’s Gate, London 0 0
Postbox Terminal House, 52 Grosvenor Gardens, London 0 0

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