The grade II listed Victoria statue of 1893 at Kensington Palace is currently surrounded by scaffolding to enable major cleaning to take place. The conservation cleaning and intended to remove dust, grime algae, droppings, etc. This is perhaps the most dramatic change the Victoria statue has seen since being unveiled
Not her Ma’am’s hairstyle but her Palace’s locks! Few bother to take a really close look at the carefully crafted iron locks dotted around the Palace’s perimeter. Here’s some of the Queen’s exquisite locks… The locks are from the reign of George V – who had the palace’s frontage remodelled between 1910 – 13.
A ha-ha is often thought to be something found in the grounds of old country houses. Nevertheless, there was one in Central London and it formed the boundary between Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. This ha-ha is said to be amongst the first built in England. Its sometimes claimed Kensington Gardens
The Serpentine River in London’s Hyde Park? There’s just no such thing in Hyde Park! How dare someone make any claims that there’s a ‘river’ in Hyde Park? Well, actually its very BRAVE these days for someone to mention things like rivers in Hyde Park! In tonight’s The London Standard‘s Susannah