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Celebrate the new future King at Kensington Palace

Published 27 August 2013

The British Monarchy is once again attracting worldwide attention thanks to the birth of baby George Alexander Louis. With the recent announcement of the new future King, the proud parents Prince William and Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, are on everybody’s lips again. 

The arrival of Baby George has been much anticipated, putting British royalty at the forefront of the minds of both Brits, and tourists.

What better time, therefore, to pay a visit to Kensington Palace. The palace, rich in royal history and said to be a popular resting place for Kate Middleton, has been shaped by generations of royal women, from Queen Mary in 1690, to Queen Victoria in 1837, right through to our present day Queen Elizabeth II.

The Palace is a beautiful place to visit, where guests can roam the vast gardens that surround the building. Visitors can also explore the Kings and Queens State apartments, containing magnificent artwork where each room is something to marvel at.

The palace also focuses on the reign of Queen Victoria, who ruled Britain for over 64 years, with an exhibition of her life and reign.

The grounds are large, so no doubt you will become hungry during your visit. You can get a bite to eat at the 18th century styled Orangery restaurant where you can also rest your feet for a while. The restaurant serves breakfast, light lunches, and afternoon tea. There is also a gift shop offering collectibles and souvenirs so that you can remember your royal day out.

With so much to see and do in London this summer, it can be hard to squeeze everything in, but be sure to pay a visit to the magnificent Kensington Palace. The palace is open from 10am to 6pm, Monday to Sunday, with last admission at 5pm.