RACHEL PEARSON takes us for a tour of the Royal Borough of Kensington – the Palace, the Gardens, ‘Albertopolis’ and high society.
The borough of Kensington in central London is rich in culture, arts and science, but it hasn’t always been this way. Originally a little village located outside the boundary of the city, it was Royalty that put it on the map and changed the course of this area. In this virtual walk we will use the lens of Royal Patronage to explore the history and development and how it went from a village to being a hub of academia.
You may be familiar with Queen Victoria, but do you know the extent of her association with Kensington? And what of her husband Prince Albert? How did his idea for a ‘World Fair’ impact this area. Who were the first Royals to choose Kensington as their home? What about today’s Royalty? Do they still ‘love’ Kensington? When did this love develop into the establishment of world-leading institutions such as the Science Museum, Imperial College and the Royal College of Music?
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