Palaces & Buildings

  • Royal Household is ‘Fit for the Future’

    by - Nov 23, 2014
    The Royal Household, which takes care of Buckingham Palace, has signed up to a carbon-cutting club in which a network of organisations swap practical tools and techniques to lower their carbon footprint. This latest move is a...
  • Hampton Court Palace gardener ‘picks’ Tower poppy

    by - Nov 18, 2014
    As the process of dismantling the art installation at the Tower of London began, a long-serving gardener at the Hampton Court Palace was given the honour of the picking the first ceramic poppy. 66 year-old John Mould...
  • Hampton Court Palace opens new gallery

    by - Nov 18, 2014
    Hampton Court Palace unveiled its new gallery this week. The ‘Cumberland Art Gallery’ will now occupy the Georgian suite of rooms William Kent designed for King George II and Queen Caroline’s youngest son, William Augustus, the...
  • Tower of London sees final poppy ‘planted’

    by - Nov 11, 2014
    The final poppy was ‘planted ‘at the Tower of London on Tuesday, completing the ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’, the ceramic art installation conceived by Paul Cummins. Cummins, a graduate and now PhD student...
  • Visits to Balmoral at an all time high

    by - Oct 6, 2014
    The Queen’s Scottish home has had a near record number of visitors this year. Over 70,000 tourists visited Balmoral this summer – a figure that is five percent more than it was last year.   This increase in tourist numbers means...
  • A Royalist’s Guide to London: Kensington Palace

    by - Sep 3, 2014
    In the last instalment in my Guide to London, I stopped off at Buckingham Palace. Now we move on to another Palace, Kensington. I was really looking forward to this visit (not that I wasn’t for any...
  • Historic Royal Palaces: Banqueting House

    by - Aug 25, 2014
    The Banqueting House, which is located across from Horse Guards Parade, is the only complete building of Whitehall Palace which still exists, and acted as the sovereign’s primary home from 1530 until the reign of William...
  • Top 10 Royal places to visit

    by - Aug 23, 2014
    If you’re anything like me, you probably like visiting historical places that have royal associations, as much as you like reading about them. So here are my top 10 favourite “royal” places, which I have visited,...
  • A Royalist’s guide to London: Hampton Court Palace

    by - Aug 14, 2014
    Following on from The Tower of London in my new ‘Royalists guide to London’ series, we move to another historic and Royally special site: Hampton Court Palace. This is a palace I have wanted to visit ever since my passion...
  • A Royalist’s guide to London: The Tower of London

    by - Aug 10, 2014
    London: capital of England, buzzing metropolis … and heaven for Royalists! I have been lucky enough to spend some time in London recently and have compiled ‘A Royalist’s guide to London‘ – including those places you...