I enjoyed an exciting and interesting visit to Kensington Palace. I had booked a ticket for the exhibition ‘Life Through a Royal Lens’ – though I think it should had been called ‘Royal Life Through a Lens’.
They allow approx 50 people in each half hour, and one chooses a time when booking. Once in, you can stay as long as you like up until it closes at 6pm. There is a nice café/restaurant serving all types of things with comfortable seating areas inside and outside.
This ticket included looking around Kensington Palace itself which was fascinating, three distinct areas, The Kings State Apartments, The Queens State Apartments and Queen Victoria’s childhood Apartments. The oldest part of the Palace was the Queens State Apartments, filled with amazing portraits and short stories of royal events there. (A ticket bought directly for the Palace itself costs more than the Exhibition ticket.)
The exhibition itself contained a huge amount of photographs, mainly taken by professionals but a lot by the family themselves from their personal photo albums. It was presented well and had exciting ‘hand swipe’ photo books. They dated from Queen Victoria’s era to modern day, they also incorporated some photographs of portraits going much further back in time.
Kensington Palace is in a perfect location, next to Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park thus a stroll afterwards through the park was most enjoyable.
It is not far from Kensington High St Station or Bayswater Station and is served by a myriad of buses.
All it all a fabulous experience.
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