The big day for Prince William and Kate Middleton finally arrives on 29 April and we look at the prestigious sites and surroundings they'll pass along their Royal Wedding procession.
Much of the wedding parade will take place through St James's Park, one of the most beautiful green spaces in London. It's the city's oldest royal park, built by Henry Viii in 1536. Did you know? The park is famous for its birds. Duck Island is home to flamingos, pelicans and geese.
The official London residence of the British monarchy is where the wedding procession will start and finish. Outside the palace a horse-drawn parade will take place from the front gates while Kate and William enjoy their wedding reception inside. Wedding fact: The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are hosting a lunchtime wedding breakfast after the ceremony for 600 people at the palace and in the evening Prince Charles will give a private dinner for close friends and family at the palace, followed by dancing. Did you know? Buckingham Palace has 775 rooms within its 77,000 square-metre space and has its own chapel, post office, swimming pool, staff cafeteria, doctor's surgery and cinema!
It's going to be the main route of the procession and leads from Buckingham Palace to Trafalgar Square. The Mall will be closed to traffic on the big day and is expected to see more than a million people packed onto its edges to watch the parade. Wedding fact: The Mall is going to be the centre of the celebrations and will be decorated lavishly to mark the occasion. Did you know? According to urban myth, that the Mall can quickly be converted into a make-shift runway if there's ever an emergency involving the Queen or senior members of the government. As we said, urban myth...
This royal home is the official residence of Princes Charles, William and Harry and the Duchess of Cornwall and is a major feature along The Mall, and the procession goes right past it. Wedding fact: Clarence House has received lots of attention since the engagement of Kate and William, releasing their official engagement photos and information in the run-up to the Royal Wedding. It even has its own Twitter page! Twitter page Did you know? Clarence House is open for tourists to visit for one month during the summer.
The large parade ground is host to the Trooping of the Colour every year and will be a prominent feature of the wedding procession. Did you know? The grounds will host the volleyball competition in the 2012 Olympics.
The procession will pass the monument that represents the role of women during World War II. It was dedicated by the Queen and features the uniforms of women workers while portraying Britain's equal rights testament. Did you know? The monument stands 22 feet high and the lettering on its sides replicates the typeface used on ration books during the war.
As the most famous address in Britain, it's no wonder Kate and William want it to be part of their wedding route. It's the official home of Prime Minister David Cameron, who will also be attending the Royal Wedding. Did you know? Downing Street was open to the public until terrorist threats during Margaret Thatcher's time meant gates had to be installed and the public prevented from entering the street.
The Cenotaph in Whitehall was designed to commemorate the victims of World War I and later became a memorial for all British servicemen – a monument Prince William will be proud to pass on his big day. Did you know? The carved wreath on either side of the Cenotaph reads 'The Glorious Dead' - a dedication chosen by Rudyard Kipling.
The home to British politics and the most famous clock in the world will be passed on the route and the chiming of Big Ben's bell will add to the atmosphere of the Royal Wedding. Being the most reliable clock around, Kate will want to have the tower in view to get her to the church on time! Did you know? Big Ben has been voted the most popular landmark in the UK.
Kate and William's wedding ceremony will take place at this historic church with over 1,000 years of royal tradition and the Archbishop of Canterbury will marry them at 11am. Wedding fact:Westminster Abbey has a long tradition as a royal wedding venue and Kate and William will be the 16th royal couple to get married at the Abbey. Did you know? The Abbey hosts coronations, burials, funerals and weddings and was the place where Princess Diana's funeral took place.