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15 Fun Facts about Kensington Palace – and a post-lockdown tour

Kensington Palace has come out of lockdown. Its baroque doors have re-opened to the public with some coronavirus social distancing measures which would have made the party hardy Georgians wince. Enjoy some culture without the crowds, and discover interesting facts about the palace, the gardens, its history and its kings and queens.  And to celebrate…

Princess Diana's London

I Spy Lady Di | Princess Diana’s London

Diana, or Lady Di, as she was known, continues to fascinate us today, and the memory of the People’s Princess still beats at the core of London’s heart. Diana is omnipresent on the London map: the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain, Playground and Memorial Walk, the White Garden and her once home, Kensington Palace. In memory…

Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace, Diana, The Royal Family

The Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace Reins Supreme

If cars, carriages and horses went to heaven, The Royal Mews is where they would go. Tucked away behind Buckingham Palace, this is the ultimate stable for regal steeds and stately wheels. And I’m sure Cinderella wouldn’t say neigh to trotting off in a Royal Carriage for her amorous rendez-vous with Prince Charming. Royal Mewsings…

A smashing, positively dashing day!

I know nothing about horses, gambling or how to wear a hat, but I can be hedonistic, and I enjoy a glass or two, maybe even three, of a certain French drink with bubbles. My lovely friend Hilary invited me into her private “Winning Post” enclosure again, so Mark and I draped ourselves in Best…

A RIGHT ROYAL CELEBRATION

It’s been a merry week, with London celebrating the Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday, St George’s Day and  the 400th anniversary the death of William Shakespeare. London was awash with Union Jack flags, the Dubonnet flowed in honour of Her Majesty, and The Bard’s works were brought to life all over the city.     I took…