The Main Gates – Buckingham Palace, London, UK

The history of Buckingham Palace and its gates can be traced back to 1608 and a folly of King James VI and I, the first monarch to rule over a somewhat united Great Britain. Envious of France’s prowess as a producer of the luxurious silk that dominated 17th-century fashion and keen to develop a rival operation in London

Constitution Hill, Spur Rd, London SW1A 1AA, UK
www.royal.uk

London Visitors Guide © Simon Newbound

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