Autumn walk around Kensington Palace as they prepare for Xmas

November 23, 2016 Kensington Gardens

 

London has eight amazing Royal Parks.  My choice on a cold, crisp, sunny autumn day was Kensington Palace in Kensington Gardens; very close to where I first lived and worked in London.  This Palace is always enchanting and they are currently preparing for some super events starting with decorating the palace for The Victorian Christmas exhibition (Queen Victoria's childhood home)  You will find lantern-making, tasty talks and carols tailored for tiny explorers, families and anyone else who is searching for a little magic and sparkle over the holiday season.  In 2017 I'm excited to hear about the Diana 'her fashion story' exhibition in February and later 'White Garden' a presentation of stunning spring flowers in the gardens inspired by memories of the her life.  That's in the dreamy diary!

Many years have passed since the world laid flowers for her at the entrance to Kensington Palace but I enjoyed another walk to Diana's Memorial Fountain in Hyde Park and then along to the Serpentine.  It was delightful to amble along with my camera but many were biking and some were using a Santander Cycle Hire bike.........  Another way to see the parks are through Fat Tire Bike Tours. who tailor a trip according to your particular interest.  After three hours in the Park (with a cappuccino stop in the Palace with what seemed to be, one third of Italy), I opted for a steaming bowl of broth at Bone Daddies in the Whole Foods market on Kensington High Street.

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