Revamped public entrance to Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace: revamped and really rather wonderful

It’s the school summer holidays and M and I are on a mission to do something fun every single day of the holiday. London is such a great place to be with kids in the summer months, so doing something fun every day isn’t hard to achieve.

Kensington Palace… WOW!

Today M (age 4.5) and I whiled away a sunny London day with friends, exploring the newly revamped Kensington Palace, followed by a meander through Kensington Gardens for a play in the super duper Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Playground.

Kensington Palace’s make-over is nothing short of fabulous. The way areas of it have been brought into the 21st century whilst staying loyal to the history and grandeur of the Palace is nothing short of brilliant. The use of 21st Century technology is ace – film projected onto walls, writing appearing letter by letter as if by ghost…

In particular I love the simple line drawings adorning the corridor walls on the ground floor, the lineage of the recent royals through the medium of a line-up of scatter cushions and the Diana wallpaper – wallpaper designed by fashion illustrator Julie Verhoeven. Oooh and the fabulous dresses on display, both of Queen Victoria and in the current Fashion Rules exhibition.

Here’s a selection of snaps from our time spent at the Palace… for full details on paying Kensington Palace a visit, hop over to the Historic Royal Palaces website.

The revamped public entrance to the Palace

Revamped public entrance to Kensington Palace

Line drawings at Kensington Palace

Line drawing of bird at Kensington Palace

Line drawing of crown at Kensington Palace

Line drawing of ballet shoes at Kensington PalacLine drawing of bird at Kensington Palace

 Diana, Princess of Wales wallpaper – WANT!!

Diana Princess of Wales Wallpaper at Kensington Palace

Modern Royal Family lineage scatter cushions

Lineage of royal family depicted with scatter cushions

Queen Victoria’s Wedding Dress

Mirror images of Queen Victoria's wedding dress

Interactive Fashion Rules game

Interactive fashion design game, Fashion Rules Kensington Palace

Zandra Rhodes fashion confection for Diana Princess of Wales


Evening dress worn by Diana Princess of Wales Diana Princess of Wales evening dress Kensington Palace

Projection of Diana onto the wall of the Palace  Projection of Diana Princess of Wales, Kensington Palace

Signs for the Throne Rooms at Kensington Palace 😉

Sit on the throne at Kensington Palace, toilet signs with crowns at Kensington Palace


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