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  • Day2

    Kensington Palace

    April 23 in the United Kingdom

    For those of you who don't know, Kensington Palace is where Prince William and Kate and their children live. This was also the home of Princess Margaret back in the day and the home of Princess Diana after the divorce. William and Harry were raised here.

    While we were here, the Royals were all at the Hospital since Kate just had a baby boy earlier today!

    Nottingham cottage where Harry and Meghan live is next door but I missed getting a photo of it. Oops.Read more

  • Day15

    The Great London Cycle

    August 13, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Saturday was the Great London Walk and today has been the Great London Cycle. We cycled from Elephant and Castle to Soho, via Lambert Bridge. From there, we cycled through Hyde Park to Kensington Palace. Then returned back to Elephant and Castle after viewing the dismounting ceremony of the Queen's Life Guard, via Waterloo Bridge. Apparently, the ceremony has come about because Queen Victoria found the guard drinking and and gambling, so as a punishment a check was put in place at 4pm each day for 100 years. Even though the 100 year punishment has ended, Queen Elizabeth II has continued the practice and established it as a tradition.

    More than 25 kilometres were traversed today, equating to a lot of pedalling. Needless to say, Jason doesn't want to see another bicycle for a long time.
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  • Day59


    June 8 in the United Kingdom

    Feeling much more rested today! Catch up on E-mail and "life" in the AM. I have not done any shopping for 2 months and have a list of things I want to get here in London. So need to start on that today or, as usual, I will be shopping at the airport.

    A warm sunny day in London, the city sparkles. First off to go to the National Theater (for those of you who like theater this is the theater in London that does the filming of one of their performances that show in our movie houses) for tickets for Saturday. The National always has new/innovative and unusual remakes of old standards. They do more drama than musicals. Saw Angels in America here last year, this year it will be Julie. A old drama that I had not heard of before and it just opened last week. The gal who plays the lead was Princess Margaret in series The Crown - Vanessa Kirby. Will let you know.

    Then a wonderful lunch at one of my favorite London places - Wagamama. An upscale noodles place and they now have a location on the busy Southbank area of the Thames near the National and the Royal Festival Hall. Duck Ramen in the wonderful London sunshine. All is right with the world. On my way back to the tube, I went past the box office of a play I had been looking at, new, called the Moderate Soprano. I went in and, as luck would have it, they have a matinee on Saturdays, so bought a ticket. So double header tomorrow.

    Then off to Harrods for my annual trip around the store. The store is always changing and I continue to be amazed to understand how so many people really "shop" there. Harrods's defines upscale shopping for me. I just look for the Harrods gift store, get my mug and little things for friends that might appreciate the sentiment. A real treat today as I was walking by one of the many restaurants - an Italian and Pizzeria - and a chef (at least he was all dressed in white with a bakers hat) was singing Italian opera!! What fun! Did not get my camera out in time.

    Home for a "feet up" and change for the evening's outing. Tonight is the Harold Pinter drama - Consent. Had never seen and it was excellent. Acting was terrific and the rape subject is timely with the #metoo focus. An interesting way to approach a legal issue through the life of 3 couples. Would highly recommend.

    Miles: 7.5
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  • Day58


    June 7 in the United Kingdom

    Up to get organized for London. Did not even unpack last night, fell into bed. Spent AM time cleaning up and doing some theater planning. Have a list of plays I would like to see, have 5 days and plan on 5 or 6 plays. Off to "downtown" and the discount ticket kiosk. Got tickets for Dream Girls tonight and then went to the box office for Consent - a Harold Pinter drama - for tomorrow night. Got my Oyster (transportation card) for the week, walked around the usual hordes of tourists in the Piccadilly Circus area. Back to flat to get groceries at the Waitross (supermarket) right across the street.

    Lunch and some more planning time and out late afternoon for a walk in Holland Park with an entrance right across the street. Had been here last year in April and it was so beautiful with all the tulips in bloom. This year, all of the latest planting (I think they were iris) were gone and they are getting ready to replant the next annual. Some roses still left in the Rose Garden but not a lot there either. So not as pretty this year but still a huge park and so much more to see and do. Lots of babies in carriages, toddlers - some terrific kids playgrounds - and, as always in London, heard part of a rehearsal for their Opera in the Park series, and lots of people just out enjoying one of the fantastic London parks.

    I checked out the Kyoto Garden, a Japanese park within Holland Park. It is still very beautiful and comes up as one of the 5 best parks in London. Back to figure out the washing machine and out for the theater. Dream Girls was good, not great. I marvel at how many good singers there are in the world. This musical has a lot of them. The lead was terrific and one of the fellows (their manager for those of you who have seen the play) was also excellent. Walked around for a bit after the show to see the usual mobbed night life in this area (the West End theater district) of London at 11PM at night. Always fun - for just a little while.

    Miles: 7.5
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  • Day1

    London 1.0

    August 9, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    London 1.0: Mitte März ging es ab nach London - eine Woche lange das typische Touristenprogamm mit ganz viel Harry Potter.
    Gesehen haben wir: den Tower of London, die Tower Bridge, the Monument, die HMS Belfast, den Kensigton Palast, den Buckingham Palast (zugegebenermaßen nur von außen), die Regent Street, den Piccadilly Circus, Tarfalger Squar, die Churchill War Room, Big Ben natürlich die Themse (die kann man, wenn man ehrlich ist auch nicht übersehen) und die Harry Potter Studios. In London kommt auch nicht drum rum eine Portion Fußball mitzunehmen deswegen gab es eine Stadtiontour in Chealse und und ein Fuballspiele von Fulham im Craven Cottag Stadtion. Nicht zu vergessen, und das Highlight des London Trips, waren die zwei Theaterstücke Harry Potter and the cursed child Teil I und Teil II. Im London Palace Theater konnte man so dem Zauber von Harry Potter so noch einmal ganz nah sein. Wie es ausgeht soll hier nicht verraten werden - #keepthesecret. Das Palace Theater liegt zwischen Piccadilly Circus und Leicester Squar. Neben Harry Potter gab es so auch noch das Londoner Nachtleben hautnah.Read more

  • Day4

    Kensington Palace

    May 20, 2016 in the United Kingdom

    Wir verlaufen uns ein wenig auf dem Weg zum Kensington Palace, aber der überaus bemühte Schaffner Abdul, den wir nach dem richtigen Bus fragten, gab sich alle Mühe seine Aufgabe zu erfüllen und uns persönlich den Weg zu zeigen. Für den kühlen Hanseaten ist solch vehementes Engagement etwas zu viel des Guten, aber nach 1,5 Stunden sind wir endlich da und er widmet sich siner neuen Berufung.
    Der Palast ist wunderbar gestaltet und lädt ein, die Geschichte der Königsfamilie zu erleben. Original Briefe von Königin Victoria und Prinz Albert , Bilder der Weltausstellung, die Evolution der Garderobe von Diana und vieles Mehr gibt es zu sehen.
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  • Day5

    Kensington Palast I

    October 30, 2016 in the United Kingdom

    Dann erreichten wir den Kensington Palast.

    Ich wollte hier unbedingt noch einmal rein. Das letzte Mal als wir den Palast besichtigt haben war er im Rahmen einer Ausstellung stark umgestaltet und die eigentlichen Räumlichkeiten waren kaum zu besichtigen.

    Die Ausstellung begann mit vielen Gemälden und Fotografien der Royals.

  • Day5

    Kensington Palast III

    October 30, 2016 in the United Kingdom

    Victoria – deutsch auch Viktoria; gebürtig Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandrina Victoria of Kent – (* 24. Mai 1819 im Kensington Palace, London; † 22. Januar 1901 in Osborne House, Isle of Wight) war von 1837 bis 1901 Königin des Vereinigten Königreichs von Großbritannien und Irland, ab dem 1. Mai 1876 trug sie als erste britische Monarchin zusätzlich den Titel Kaiserin von Indien (Empress of India).

    Mit der Thronbesteigung Victorias am 20. Juni 1837 endete aufgrund des im Königreich Hannover geltenden Salischen Gesetzes, welches Frauen von der Thronfolge ausschloss, die seit 1714 bestehende Personalunion zwischen Großbritannien und Hannover. Während der folgenden 63-jährigen Regierungszeit Victorias erreichte das Britische Empire den Höhepunkt seiner politischen und ökonomischen Macht, die Ober- und Mittelschichten erlebten eine beispiellose wirtschaftliche Blütezeit (Viktorianisches Zeitalter). Prägend für ihre Regentschaft waren der Einfluss ihres Ehemannes Albert von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha sowie ihr nahezu vollständiger Rückzug aus der Öffentlichkeit nach dessen Tod 1861. Insgesamt interpretierte Victoria ihre Rolle als konstitutionelle Monarchin sehr eigenwillig und durchaus selbstbewusst.

    Mit einer Regierungszeit von insgesamt 63 Jahren, sieben Monaten und zwei Tagen war Victoria die am längsten amtierende britische Monarchin, ehe sie am 9. September 2015 von Elisabeth II. übertroffen wurde. Aufgrund ihrer zahlreichen Nachkommen erhielt sie den Beinamen „Großmutter Europas“; sie ist beispielsweise sowohl Ururgroßmutter der aktuellen Königin Elisabeth II. als auch von deren Ehemann Prinzgemahl Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

    Der Tod Victorias beendete die Herrschaft des Hauses Hannover, die mit der Thronübernahme ihres ältesten Sohnes Eduard VII. auf das Haus Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha überging (ab 1917 umbenannt in Haus Windsor).
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Kensington, Kensinqton, Кенсінгтон, Кенсингтън, کنزینگتون, קנזינגטון, केंसिंग्टन, ケンジントン, 켄징턴, Кенсингтон, 肯星頓, 肯辛顿

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