(Yohji Yamamoto hat, Zara top and shorts, Mulberry bag, Celine heels)
And this is my last set of London travel diaries… I’m still on a London high and every time I edit these photos, I wanna go back there as soon as I can. Today, I’ll be showing you my experience visiting Kensington Palace and Westminster Abby. I made sure to look extra chic and not edgy because these places are truly elegant.
Thanks to London Pass (again), we were able to enter Kensington Palace for free! We passed trough the fast track lane and skipped the long line. To those of you who aren’t familiar with Kensington Palace, it’s a royal residence set in Kensington Gardens and has been a residence of the British Royal Family since the 17th century. It’s been a home and refuge to the royal family and it’s so cool we got to see all the rooms and gardens.
It’s one of London’s most exquisite palaces and comes with acres of manicured gardens and the world famous Orangery.
The Sunken Garden. It looks 10 times better in person.
The paintings inside the palace looks so real. I can’t believe these were paintings during the olden days. Plus, the frames are so intricate too!
I love every detail of it.
Channeling Queen Victoria. Chos!
All the women were required to wear corsets before. I guess you can tell by the shape of this beautiful jacket.
We were also lucky to have seen Fashion Rules. These are amazing dresses from the collections of HM The Queen, Princess Margaret and Diana, Princess of Wales, etc. A nipped-in waist in the 50s, short skirts in the 60s/ 70s, sparkles and shoulder pads in the 80s- these were fashion rules we all dressed by, even members of the Royal Family. This is what Fashion Rules is all about. Look at these Harper’s Bazaar magazine covers during the 1950s. So chic and classy!!!
“As a rule, ladies of the Royal Family wear light coloured clothes because such colours are more discernible against a great crowd.” – Normal Hartnell
Worn by Princess Margaret in Mustique during 1976. She wore a caftan and a turban. Fashioned from luxurious Indian sari silk, this ensemble was designed by Carl Toms for a fancy dress party held on the island of Mustique.
Worn by Diana, Princess of Wales during a royal tour of Saudi Arabia, 1986. Rule: wide shoulders. Love the beaded embroidery! Kudos to designer Bruce Oldfield!
Welcome to the King’s grand staircase.
Kensington Palace is definitely a must-see when you go to London.
We went to Westminster Abbey after, also another destination you have to visit. It’s a significant structure in British history. This amazing church is a UNESCO World Heritage site that’s very popular to many visitors in London.
Love how intricate the carvings are! The church is complete with paintings, stained glass windows, etc. This was also the venue for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2011.
Of course, if you have the London Pass card, you pass through the fast track lane and get inside for free. I really truly love this card!
I also found out Charles Dickens, Geoffrey Chaucer, Dr. Samuel Johnson and Charles Darwin were buried in the church’s grounds.
Sadly, photography is not allowed inside the church so I was only able to take photos outside the church- at least I got to share something with you guys still right?
They say you have to make three wishes when you go inside a church for the first time, so I did.
Hope you guys liked this particular travel diary! More travel photos soon! BMS.