When I come to London. This is great trip. Below is review of The Capital City is a Royal Playground for Kate and William’s first-born–and his baby sister.
KENSINGTON PALACE APARTMENT 1A
The 20-room home of William and Kate, George and now Charlotte is spread over four floors. Renovated in 2013, the historic townhouse boasts a nursery for the children, as well as a walled garden for private playtime and two kitchens (one for the family, plus a commercial version for entertaining).
Uncle Harry lives in the small two-bedroom house tucked into the sprawling palace complex. Formerly William and Kate’s home, it’s where George spent his first night out of hospital.
Once a private green space for royalty, its backyard location to the palace meant Kate was often seen pushing baby George in his Silver Cross pram, which will also be used by his sister.
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
The official first birthday photos of George were taken in its live butterfly exhibit. The Victorian building is an oasis for children. Who wouldn’t love gawking at dinosaurs and huge blue whales? When he gets a bit older, George can sleep over. Charlotte, too.
Adjacent to Kensington Gardens is the largest of four royal parks in London. It’s in Hyde Park that George’s nanny was first seen with him and where, no doubt, Charlotte will play. It’s also home to theDiana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain, where children of all ages splash in its meandering water.
This cool, geeky place is home to everything from early steam locomotives with names like Puffing Billy to cars and planes, and even the first piece of knitted nylon. Kate has taken George to play with the hands-on sensory exhibits in its Pattern Pod.
Aunt Pippa and her brother, Uncle James, share the family flat in the exclusive Chelsea area. Kate lived there too before she married William. It’s a 30-minute walk to Kensington Palace.
For centuries, royal children have played in the winding corridors of the oldest continuously occupied castle in the world. Its grounds also contain a tiny, child-sized thatched cottage, complete with a kitchenand bathroom. Y Bwthyn Bach (Welsh for “the little house”) was given to the Queen (right) and her sister when they were children, by the people of Wales.
City home to great-granny and great-grandpa (the Queen and Prince Philip), it also contains an amazing swimming pool–originally a conservatory designed by John Nash–where royal children, including George, have learned to swim. The glass-roofed pool is also used by staff who work at the palace.
The 83-hectare park on the southern bank of the Thames is one of George’s favourite stomping grounds in the city. Not only is it home to a children’s zoo and a boating lake, but it’s packed with young parents, children and an extraordinary assortment of dogs.