I had been to London, when I was young. I was not interested in some big famous sightseeing spots of London. And I decided to visit the Kensington palace, where I have not been to.
When I arrived at Kensington Garden at 9:00, a lot of high schoolers gathered there. Kensington Palace is a royal residence set in the heart of KensingtonGardens and tucked away from the bustle of the high street in London. It has been a residence of the British Royal Family since the 17th century. And the palace is also known as the birthplace and childhood home of Queen Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901).
The birthplace and childhood home of Queen Victoria, this elegant 17th-century palace lies in the heart of Kensington, surrounded by gardens and tucked away from the bustle of the high street.
I entered the Palace at 10:30. Here are some floor maps of the Palace.
The Stone Hall
This luminous lace light sculpture, adorned with Swarovski crystals, is in the Stone Hall at the entrance of the palace and was inspired by the Royal Dress Collection.
Designer dresses worn by Diana, Princess of Wales, have been unveiled at an exhibition preview at Kensington Palace.
The south-west wing of Kensington Palace was constructed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1689 to create a ceremonial approach to the King’s Grand Staircase and State Apartments (both open to the public). Some of the upper rooms of the apartment were then occupied by important officers of state and courtiers, such as the Lord Chamberlain and Lord Steward
I went through the starecase up to the first floor.
The Cupola Room
The first royal commission for William Kent. The object in the centre was bought in 1743 by George II’s daughter-in-law and is an artwork, clock and music box that plays Handel. This is the room in which Queen Victoria was christened in 1819.
King’s Apartments with several paintings and other works of art from the Royal Collection.The King’s Gallery. Built for William III, it was finished in 1700. It was transformed with red damask in 1725 by William Kent for George I. Most of the pictures are 16th-and 17th-century Italian, including Tintoretto’s Esther before Ahasuerus.
That restaurant has a very nice atmosphere, and the waiters are in a polite manner. Besides, the price of the dishes is low.