This Floor Plan of Buckingham Palace Shows All 775 Rooms

published May 8, 2020
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It’s going to be a while before social distancing guidelines are lifted and we’re able to travel internationally (and safely!) again. However, even if you were one of the 50,000 yearly visitors to Buckingham Palace, there’s no way you’d get to see the entire place. Queen Elizabeth II still has private residence in the London palace, after all. To show just how enormous and grand Buckingham Palace is, Home Advisor mapped out the building in a series of floor plans, and it’s a wonder how anyone navigates the place without getting totally lost.

To accurately map out the 775-room palace—there are a whopping 19 staterooms, 52 royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms—Home Advisor first broke the palace into three separate sections: The Central Block, Queen Elizabeth’s Apartments, and the East Front. The team then compiled any existing floor plans and interior photos they could get their hands on and sent their research to architect Jelena Popovic to do the heavy lifting of drawing it all out.

The Central Block, for example, is where visitors enter the palace. They’re greeted by a grand staircase and portraits of the royal family. The Music Room, Green Drawing Room, White Drawing Room, and the State Dining Room—the room in which Prince William and Kate Middleton held their 2011 wedding reception—are all located in the Central Block.

HomeAdvisor also gives royal family enthusiasts a look into the Queen’s private apartments. Out of the nearly 800 rooms in the palace, Queen Elizabeth usually only uses six on a daily basis. Head over to HomeAdvisor’s website to see the full floor plan project and try to gain a better grasp at just how large the Queen’s London residence truly is.