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Royal Highlights of Central London

Royal Highlights of Central London

Last Updated: 13 Sep 2018
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Explore Royal London through it’s green spaces and Royal Palaces. Many of the venues are open to the public during daylight hours, so plan to allow plenty of time to explore your favorites.
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St James’s Park Lake

St James’s Park Lake

St James’s Park is surrounded by three Royal Palaces. The oldest is Westminster, now known as the Houses of Parliament. St. James’s Park is a 23 hectare (58 acre) park the oldest of the Royal Parks ...
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St. James’s Palace

St. James’s Palace

Built between 1531 and 1536, St. James’s Palace was a residence of kings and queens of England for over 300 years. Not open to the public. Clarence House, the former London home of the late Queen Eli...
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Clarence House

Clarence House

Clarence House, the former London home of the late Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, is within the environs of St. James’s Palace and provides an official residence for The Prince of Wales, The Duches...
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Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace has served as the official London residence of Britain’s sovereigns since 1837. It evolved from a town house that was owned from the beginning of the eighteenth century by the Dukes ...
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Wellington Arch

Wellington Arch

Originally commissioned as a grand outer entrance to Buckingham Palace, this massive monument was moved to its present site in 1882. The spectacular sculpture surmounting the arch is the largest bronz...
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Apsley House

Apsley House

Be amazed by the glittering interiors of the grandest address in the capital, once known as ’Number 1 London’. This beautiful Georgian building was the London home of the first Duke of Wellington and ...
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The Serpentine

The Serpentine

The Serpentine is a recreational lake created in 1730 by order of Queen Caroline, wife of George II. The Serpentine Bridge marks the boundary between Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. Hyde Park has a ...
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Diana, Memorial Fountain

Diana, Memorial Fountain

Her Majesty The Queen opened the Memorial to Diana, Princess of Wales on 6th July 2004. The design aims to reflect Diana’s life, water flows from the highest point in two directions as it cascades, sw...
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The Serpentine Gallery

The Serpentine Gallery

Established in 1970 and housed in a Grade II listed former tea pavilion built in 1933–34 by the architect J. Grey West. This is a contemporary art gallery with free admission. Every year a new pavil...
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Albert Memorial

Albert Memorial

Commissioned by Queen Victoria in memory of her beloved husband, Prince Albert who died of typhoid in 1861 at the age of 42. The memorial was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott in the Gothic Reviva...
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The Royal Albert Hall

The Royal Albert Hall

The Royal Albert Hall is a concert hall best known for holding the Proms concerts annually each summer since 1941. It has a capacity of up to 5,272 seats. Since its opening by Queen Victoria in 1871...
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Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace

Opening times: Monday - Sunday 10.00-18.00, Shop and Orangery 10.00-18.00. Last admission: 17.00. It has been a residence of the British Royal Family since the 17th century, and is the official Londo...
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Peter Pan Statue

Peter Pan Statue

The creator of Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie, commissioned Sir George Frampton to build the Peter Pan statue in 1902. It was erected in Kensington Gardens in 1912.












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