Changing of the Guard in front of Buckingham Palace is a popular performance that attracts numerous tourists. The crowd watches how the royal infantry marches from St James's Square to the residence of the British monarchs. King George III inherited the palace in 1762 as a private residence. Every year the building was expanded. When Queen Victoria ascended the throne, Buckingham Palace was declared the official residence of the British Crown. By this time the marble arch, which was used as an entrance to noble guests, was dismantled and re-installed in Hyde Park. Therefore, Buckingham Palace received its modern look. Behind the palace you will find the largest private garden in London. In fact, this is almost a park. Both the palace and the garden have become home to a huge number of works of art, such, for example, the large Waterloo vase. Visitors are also welcome to visit Queen's Gallery, which exhibits a collection of paintings that belong to the queen. The royal vehicle park (Royal Mews) is located nearby.
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