What’s on at the Queen’s Galleries in Buckingham Palace this season?

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The Queens Galleries are located at Buckingham Palace and draw visitors from all over the globe without fail every year.

If you’ve booked to stay at our Park Grand Kensington accommodation this summer, here’s an overview of what to expect from a visit to the gallery as well as a selection of worthwhile sites to see near Buckingham Palace while you’re in town.

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Leonardo Da Vinci: A life in drawing

With events through June, August and September, those with an appreciation of fine art and artists of the past won’t want to miss this series of special talks taking place at the Queen’s Galleries.

Enjoy an introductory talk by Martin Clayton, Head of Prints and Drawings at Royal Collection Trust before browsing the impressive collection of works by this famous master artist at your leisure.

As this is an after-hours event, why not enjoy a leisurely Park Grand Kensington afternoon tea before heading off to the venue? It is only a short Tube trip away from your Park Grand Kensington accommodation.


Queen Victoria’s Palace

To mark Queen Victoria’s 200th birthday, the Queens Galleries are putting on a special exhibition that tells the story of one of Britain’s most well-known monarchs.

Catch a rare glimpse of the life of the young queen, her life at Buckingham Palace and romance with Prince Albert in this exhibition which features portraits, dresses and a replica ballroom setting that dates back to the days of the British Empire.

Once you’ve finished viewing the exhibition, there are plenty more sites to see near Buckingham Palace before you head back to our Park Grand Kensington accommodation.

Queen Victoria Memorial & Changing of the Guard

If you’re heading back to your hotel to enjoy a Park Grand Kensington afternoon tea, don’t forget to stop off at the impressive Queen Victoria Memorial located just a short stroll away. If you time it just right, you might get the chance to see the changing of the guard taking place right outside Buckingham Palace.

There are so many sites to see near Buckingham Palace, make sure you take your time so you can squeeze them all in on your way back to your Park Grand Kensington accommodation.

Hyde Park & the Commonwealth Memorial Gates

One more notable attraction that any visitor to London should make an effort to go and see is the Commonwealth Memorial Gates, a series of war memorials located in Hyde Park. They commemorate those from five regions of the Indian subcontinent who served in the armed forces of the British Empire in the First and Second World Wars.

Taking a stroll through Hyde Park on the way back from the Queen’s Galleries is a pleasure in itself, but if you spot the ornate memorial with its blood-red poppy tributes, stop by to take a closer look at a monument constructed to honour those that made the ultimate sacrifice.