Palaces & Buildings

  • 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...
  • Osborne’s Swiss Cottage – A Victorian children’s playhouse

    by - Aug 10, 2014
    I holiday in the Isle of Wight most years. There’s just something about the relaxed pace of life over there that makes it a perfect break for me. Every time I go over to the Island,...
  • William, Kate and Harry’s visit to the Tower of London

    by - Jul 28, 2014
    On Tuesday, 5th August, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge along with Prince Harry will pay a visit to the Tower of London, to see the ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’, an installation of...
  • A Royal stamp of approval

    by - Jul 8, 2014
    What is the The Royal Philatelic Collection? The Royal Philatelic Collection, kept at St James’s Palace, is considered to be the world’s most complete compendium of postage stamps of Great Britain and the Commonwealth. The Royal...
  • Historic Royal Palaces: The Orangery at Kensington Palace

    by - Jul 2, 2014
    Next in the Historic Royal Palaces series, we take at look at Kensington Palace’s Orangery… In 1704, Queen Anne decided that Kensington Palace was to have a greenhouse. Not just a simple greenhouse to care for...
  • Preview of episode three of Majesty and Mortar: Britain’s Great Palaces

    by - Jul 1, 2014
    In the last episode of this series, historian Dan Cruickshank takes viewers through the developments that occurred to a number of Britain’s royal palaces during the nineteenth century and twentieth century. With the widowhood of Queen...