Buckingham Palace to Kensington Palace

Buckingham Palace to Kensington Palace

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A 3 mile relaxed¬†cycle route¬†mainly traffic free through the iconic parks of London taking you from Buckingham Palace to Kensington Palace. Buckingham Palace is the official London residence of the British Royal Family. Originally known as Buckingham House, the building which forms the core of today’s palace was a large townhouse built for the Duke of Buckingham in 1705. Buckingham Palace became the official royal palace of the British monarch on the accession of Queen Victoria in 1837. There are numerous of places to hire a cycle in London and we would suggest you check your local area.

Starting from Buckingham Palace cycle LEFT through Green Park along Constitution Hill this traffic free route through the park brings you out opposite Hyde Park on Hyde Park Corner and you cross at the crossing and cycle through Hyde Park making sure you keep to the permitted areas for cyclists.

As you cycle through Hyde Park her are many things you can look at such as :- Speakers Corner, Albert memorial and The Serpentine Gallery.

As you cycle through the Park you cycle past the large Serpentine Lake in the centre of the park and straight on past the Round Pond at the end of the Park. At the Round Pond you will see Kensington Palace straight in front of you.

Kensington Palace is a royal residence set in Kensington Gardens. It has been a residence of the Royal Family since the 17th century. Today it is the official residence of The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke and Duchess of Kent and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. It was the official residence of Diana, Princess of Wales (until her death in 1997). The State Rooms are open to the public.

 

 

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