England, Europe, London

Kensington Palace

Day #8 (January 4th) started with a trip to Kensington Palace! This is another really popular site, and one where there’s a lot of history to take in! Here’s the description from the London Pass website (because they’re really able to sum this stuff up better than I can) –

As one of central London’s royal residences, Kensington Palace has been a home and refuge to the royal family since the 17th century. Now, it is the official residence to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – otherwise known as our familiar Kate and Wills. Built in 1605, it has roots in Jacobean architecture and was first known as Nottingham House. Now it is one of London’s most exquisite palaces and comes with acres of manicured gardens and the world famous Orangery.

They also had an exhibit on Princess Diana. Visit their website if you’d like to learn more about the history! (Maybe I’ll come back someday and write more about each of these things, but for now, a brief summary and photos is going to have to do).




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