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03 June 2020Kew Palace and Gardens.
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27 September 2016Walking tour of Norwich and visit to the Sainsbury Centre
12 July 2016 Brighton Pavilion, Sussex
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12 April 2016Dulwich Picture Gallery, South London
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20 May 2015 Kenwood House – re-opened after major refurbishment
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08 June 2014Visit to Bath
21 May 2014William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow Village and Vestry House Museum
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11 June 2013Deene Park, Corby, Northamptonshire
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11 November 2012Sponsored concert: Cantate Youth Choir at Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford
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20 April 2012Sir John Soane's Museum and the Hunterian Museum, London
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Kew Palace and Gardens.
Wednesday 03 June 2020


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History and nature collide for this visit to produce a stunning British attraction: Kew Gardens and Kew Palace showcase the very best of British design and horticulture.

Kew Palace is the smallest of all the royal palaces.  It was originally built as a fashionable mansion for wealthy London silk merchant, Samuel Fortrey in 1631.

George II (r 1727-60) and Queen Caroline were first attracted to little Kew, thinking it a perfect lodging for their three eldest daughters.  After them, several generations of Georgian royalty used Kew and nearby Richmond Lodge as weekend retreats from an intensely public life in town.

Kew reflects the intimate personal and domestic life of Georgian kings and queens for much of the 18th century. Today the interior of this tiny, atmospheric palace tells the powerful story of George III, his mental illness and the members of his family who lived and died there.

The gardens are well worth a visit - you could spend a few hours walking around or, take the tram ride around (it takes 40 minutes) and gives you a great overview of the gardens and you can hop on and off where you want.

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