The royal family attracts millions of tourists to London every year, which is no surprise considering their rich history and collection of historic buildings. The royals are a huge part of London culture and there are all kinds of venues and galleries that celebrate them through the world of art.
Kensington Palace is one of the many official royal residences in London and is also open to the public as a gallery. If you’re a fan of the royal family, our hotels near Earls Court Tube Station offer you the perfect opportunity to visit this historic building. Here are a few of our favourite things to see at Kensington Palace, to help you plan your trip.
Diana: Her Fashion Story
Diana, Princess of Wales was adored worldwide for her grace, humility and beauty. The princess was also renowned for showing off some of the most gorgeous garments in the history of celebrity fashion. From the famous dress in which she danced with John Travolta at the White House to the beautiful pink Emanuel blouse featured in her engagement portrait, the collection of clothing at this unique exhibit will showcase the garments that helped make Princess Diana such an iconic public figure.
The King’s Gallery
This luxuriously quaint gallery in the heart of Kensington Palace is where you’ll find the best collection of royal artwork in the country. Featuring some extremely rare and sought-after pieces, the exhibit is a must-see for guests at our Grand Park Kensington. Back in 1725 the gallery was put together for King George I and has been maintained and preserved since then, retaining all its beauty and history.
The White Garden
The White Garden offers a peaceful little getaway if you’re looking to escape the busy streets and lose yourself in a botanical paradise. What is ordinarily known as the Sunken Garden has been transformed into the White Garden with the addition of thousands of beautiful white flowers. The arrangement is a work of art and features all kinds of wild flowers, trees and shrubberies. Those with a green finger will love to stroll through this gorgeous garden after lunch at the Grand Park Kensington.
If you’ve ever wished you had a time machine to go back and meet people from past centuries, Digital Mission is the next best thing. This fun and interactive exhibit allows you to take a digital tour around Kensington Palace and interact with a historical character as he regales you with historic tales. The tour involves using an app that will guide you around the grounds as you explore and try to complete challenges. This is a perfect day out for the whole family and is sure to spark your children’s interest in the world of art.
Explore the history of one of Britain’s most iconic monarchs at this extraordinary exhibit that showcases the timeline of Queen Victoria’s life. Kensington Palace was the birthplace and childhood home of Victoria and has dedicated an entire section to the life of the famous queen. The exhibit is based on Victoria’s journal and will highlight the key points in her life through the use of historical documents and personal objects.