The Royal Childhood of Queen Victoria
Celebrating the 200th year of Queen Victoria's birthday, the Kensington Palace is hosting a permanent exhibition that helps you to discover more about her childhood. Everybody knows the story of Queen Victoria, now it's your turn to explore the story of the young Princess Victoria. Take a look all around you and discover the room where Princess Victoria was born and raised to be a queen at the Kensington Palace in London. The special exhibits at this section is her scrapbook made by her German governess and her doll house. So, pre-book your Kensington Palace Tickets with us and save more on your total booking value.
The King's State Apartments
The rooms at the King's State Apartments were built to hold meetings and audiences and are stunningly huge. You can witness various terracotta busts of George II and his wife Queen Caroline which were made by Michael Rysbrack in 1738 and 1739. The first and foremost link you come across is the King's staircase that leads you to the room. You can see the grandeur of the presence chamber where novelties would visit the King from all around the world. Take in the beautiful limewood carvings done by Grinling Gibbons, and cherubs of the fireplace which were painted in white. The Privy Chamber was known to be one of Queen Caroline's favourite entertaining zones and can be viewed with the mesmerizing ceiling paint done by William Kent in 1723. The tapestries were made in Mortlake Tapestries which was founded by King Charles I. Get ready to be left spellbound by the famous Georgian age art done by William Kent in the Cupola Room. The other rooms are The King's Drawing Room which is marked by Venus and Cupid painting by Vasari and The King's Gallery.
The Queen's State Apartments
The story of William III and Mary II being crowned as joint monarchs gave rise to Kensington Palace being their new home. Similar to the King's State Apartments, the Queen's State Apartments begin with the staircase that leads you into the life of Mary II. The staircase structure was inspired by Dutch architecture. The Queen's Gallery was built in 1693 and held precious artefacts which included Turkish carpets, embroidered silk hangings, and oriental porcelain. You can also take a look at the Queen's Closet which held witness to the terrible argument of Queen Mary, Anne and Sarah Churchill. The Queen's Dining Room has some of the best panelling of the 17th century. The other room leads to the Drawing Room where you can find Chinese and Japanese porcelain exhibits.
Kensington Palace Gardens
The Kensington Palace Gardens is home to many wildflowers that including poppies, campion, daisies and others. You can see the beautiful cradle walk that is intertwined with red twigged lime. The Royal Gardens are maintained till day for you to see the grandeur of the gardens the place once witnesses amongst novelties presence.