A Guide to Explore South Kensington’s Royal Treasures


London is the capital of Britain’s royal life and has been the site of numerous royal coronations, weddings, and funerals over the centuries, and of course, some of the most iconic royal landmarks in history. So, when travelling to London what better place to begin your royal exploration in the city than South Kensington, affectionately known as “South Ken”? Book a stay with the luxurious and supremely comfortable Park Grand London Kensington Hotel and immerse yourself in the city’s rich history and royal treasures with the help of this guide!

The Royal Kensington Palace Tour

Explore Kensington Palace, situated within the prestigious Royal Borough of Kensington, moments away from your exquisite Park Grand Kensington accommodation. This historic palace has been the cherished residence of British monarchs since the 17th century. Among its highlights are the Queen’s State Apartments, the King’s Gallery, the King’s Staircase and Apartments, along with an array of splendid seasonal exhibitions.

Moreover, the palace is complemented by a series of serene gardens, often open to visitors, including the Sunken Gardens, the White Garden, and the lush expanses within the sprawling 265-acre royal park. For guided tours, be sure to check the palace’s website and make advance online bookings to secure your spot.

Take a Stroll Through Kensington Gardens

Originally conceived by Queen Caroline during the 18th century, Kensington Gardens was once reserved for royalty, but now graciously welcomes all visitors to experience its timeless allure.

As you spend time exploring this royal park, you’ll encounter renowned landmarks such as the majestic Albert Memorial and the iconic Italian Gardens. If you’re travelling with kids, make your way towards the scenic Princess Diana Memorial fountain nestled within Hyde Park. Here, young explorers can unleash their imaginations as they board a pirate ship, sailing off on thrilling adventures.

Take a moment to admire the tranquillity of the Serpentine Lake and don’t forget to pause at the Serpentine Gallery, located on either side of the Serpentine Bridge within the Royal Park of Kensington Gardens. Admission to these galleries is free, allowing you to immerse yourself in its latest exhibits and artistic wonders.

Explore the Royal Albert Hall

Discover the illustrious Royal Albert Hall, a historic venue established by Queen Victoria in 1871 in the loving memory of her late husband, Prince Albert. Step inside and experience the rich ambience, intricate interior, and unparalleled acoustics that have made the Royal Albert Hall a global sensation. With over 360 events held annually, from classical symphonies to jazz ensembles, world music to circus acts, rock legends to pop sensations, opera performances to captivating dance shows, comedy gigs to thrilling tennis matches – the Royal Albert Hall offers it all on the entertainment front.

Enhance your Royal Albert Hall experience as you take a guided tour of this architectural marvel and indulge in a music-themed afternoon tea, later. And don’t forget to explore enticing London hotel deals to make your stay in the city even more memorable with this regal experience, nearby!

Explore at your own pace and take some time to appreciate the architectural splendour of the Royal College of Music and the beautiful exteriors of Imperial College to add to a wholesome day.

Conclude a day exploring the best of London’s royal offerings at your opulent hotel in central London, perfect for all kinds of visitors, with amenities like the best meeting rooms in Kensington. So, start planning, now!