Recommendation by Lemi
Since Buckingham Palace is reserved only for the real Sovereign, The Crown’s Queen Elizabeth II (played by Claire Foy) finds home in Lancaster House instead, a stately home built in 1825 for the then-Duke of York and Albany, son of George III. The opulent interiors highlight wrought iron staircases, scarlet carpets, and elegant lamps—reflecting the grandeur of the royal residence perfectly. Gifted to the nation in 1913, Lancaster House is run by The Foreign & Commonwealth Office who holds events in its lavish rooms. Although closed to the public, it’s possible to book tours through the government website. Try to visit during the annual Open House London on September to get into the abode for free!
Open today: 08:30-17:00
Stable Yard, St. James's, London, United Kingdom