Here at Quingo Scooters we are always encouraging users to get out and about to visit interesting or unusual places on their mobility scooters.
Over the last few blog posts we’ve been sharing some really interesting days out, places and attractions that you maybe thought weren’t accessible enough for your mobility scooter. Today we’re excited to be visiting royalty as we take a trip to Kensington Palace.
Kensington Palace, built by Sir George Coppin in 1605, sits in Kensington Gardens in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It is currently home to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke and Duchess of Kent, and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. Previously it has been resided by important historical figures such as Queen Anne, Princess Margaret and Queen Victoria – whom has her own exhibition in the Palace discovering her extraordinary life.
Although this part of the Palace isn’t open to the public, the state rooms are. After its £12 million refurbishment in 2012 you can now explore the fully accessible, ever changing exhibitions that the Palace has to offer. We’ll take a look at some of the highlights.
Fashion Rules – Restyled
Following on from the previous popular exhibition Fashion Rules, Restyled further explores the fashion of three royal woman – HM Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret and Diana, Princess of Wales. It’s a celebration of each woman’s unique and individual style in the years they led the fashion trends. Here you will be able to appreciate some of the iconic outfits and designers these women wore in their fashion heyday. The general admission ticket to Kensington Palace includes access to the Fashion Rules – Restyled exhibition.
In the Victoria Revealed exhibition, you’ll discover hidden secrets about Queen Victoria’s extraordinary life – in her own words! You’ll get to see personal objects in the rooms where she once lived and get an in depth, intimate account of Queen Victoria’s incredible life. You not only get to discover Victoria as a queen, but also as a mother and a wife in this exhibition inspired by her own journals.
Kensington Palace is a fully accessible venue, and there is level access from Kensington Gardens to the Palace itself with a lift to all floors when you get inside the Palace. Accessible toilets are provided both in the Palace Café and within the Palace itself.
Visitors who are registered disabled pay adult price, but one accompanying carer can enjoy complimentary entry. There are some Blue Badge parking spaces located next to the Orangery, however these are limited and it’s necessary to book in advance by calling +44 (0)20 3166 6199.
All other information such as ticket prices, opening times and anything else you might need when you’re booking your trip can be found on the Kensington Palace website.
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