Kensington Palace, the Sunken Garden & Kensington Gardens, South Kensington & Knightsbridge, London

Including information on the royal residence Kensington Palace & Kensington Gardens

  • South Kensington & Knightsbridge still remains among London's most desirable and exclusive areas. The Royal residence, Kensington Palace in such close proximity means the area has seen little change.

 

  • Kensington Palace has being a Royal residence since the 17th century & was designed by architect Sir Christopher Wren under the orders of King William & Queen Mary. 

 

  • The palace overlooks an ornamental lake, known as Round Pond which was created in 1728.

 

  • The Palace is currently the official Royal residence of the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge.

 

  • The former grounds of Kensington Palace became a public park in 1841 and now merges in to Hyde Park to the east. The gardens boast a number statues including J. M Barrie's fictional Peter Pan character statue by George Frampton, the Statue of Queen Victoria by her daughter Princess Louise stands between the palace & Round Pond which was created in 1728, the William of Orange statue (William III) is located on the western side of the palace inside Coalbrookdale Gates, George Frederick Watt's equestrian statue, Physical Energy & the Statue of Jenner situated in the Italian Gardens who became famous for the smallpox vaccine.

 

 

Photographs include;

 

 

  • Kensington Palace
Artistic view of the arched trellis known as the Cradle Walk which encircles the Sunken Garden in the grounds of the historic Kensington Palace, London Artistic view of the Cradle Walk around the Sunken Garden with Kensington Palace behind, Kensington, London

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