England’s Buckingham Palace is the official home of the Queen, and the 775 room palace has 78 bathrooms. It was originally constructed in 1703 as a house for Duke of Buckingham, but was not constructed into a royal palace until 1820 for King George IV. Buckingham Palace’s total area is 828,821 square feet (77,000 sq m) and stands 78 feet (24 m) high. Two hundred and forty of the rooms in Buckingham Palace are bedrooms (52 for Royal Family members and guests, and 188 for live-in staff). The palace contains 760 windows and 1,514 doors, and includes a chapel, cinema, swimming pool, and even its own post office.
More about Buckingham Palace :
- The lot for which Buckingham Palace was built was originally a mulberry garden created by King James I in the early 1600s for the intentions of rearing silkworms.
- Over 800 people work as staff at Buckingham Palace, including an official clockmaker—the palace is home to over 350 clocks and watches, one of the largest collections in the world.
- Buckingham Palace’s 40 acre garden contains over 350 types of wild flowers and 30 different species of birds.