Buckingham Palace is the Queen of England's London Residence for the Royal family. Buckingham Palace is famous the worldwide over as the hub of British Royal Pageantry and the throne of Queen Elizabeth of England. Buckingham Palace has served as the authorized London residence of Britain's royals since 1837 and today is the administrative center of operations of the Sovereign. Though it hosts many official events and receptions by The Queen, the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace are open to tourists every year. The Palace has 775 rooms. These include 19 State rooms, 52 Royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms. In dimensions, the building is 108 meters long diagonally the front, 120 meters deep and 24 meters high.