Royal Connections

 

Kensington Palace

The Royal Hospital

Albert Memorial


Kensington Palace

Diana, Princess of Wales lived in part of the private apartments at ‘KP’, as she called it, and some of her dresses are on display. It has been a royal palace since 1760 and Queen Victoria lived there until her accession in 1837.
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The Royal Hospital

Home of the Chelsea Pensioners the famous scarlet-coated veteran soldiers, the hospital was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and is open to visitors.
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Just outside the Royal Borough

Royal Albert Hall

Home of the Proms. The Royal Albert Hall is one of the most treasured and distinctive buildings in the UK, recognisable all over the world. Since its opening by Queen Victoria in 1871, the world's leading artists from every kind of performance genre have appeared on its stage.

The Albert Memorial

This magnificent gold edifice was commissioned by Queen Victoria as a memorial following the death of her husband Prince Albert from typhoid in 1861. The memorial was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott and is an outstanding example of the Gothic Revival architectural style that was sweeping London in the 19th century.