Kensington Palace and Gardens was the home of many queens and princesses. With some rooms available for receptions, it is still used by the royal family. Kensington Gardens are now a public park, made famous by JM Barrie’s Peter Pan. The floral displays in the Dutch Garden are to a very high standard.
Pembroke Lodge, on the west fringe of Richmond Park is a graceful Georgian mansion with an Arts and Crafts flower garden. It was Bertrand Russell’s childhood home and has expansive views over the Thames Valley to the City of London. Richmond Park was used for hunting by the kings and queens who lived in Richmond Palace and it is one of London's most splendid open spaces.
Hampton Court Palace, in Richmond, is London’s finest Tudor building - and was loved by Henry VIII. It now has a grand Baroque garden with a riverside banqueting house used for wedding ceremonies and small receptions. There are few better places to be ‘king and queen for a day’. The state apartments and a marquee can be used for larger weddings.
The Queen’s House, in Greenwich, is a former royal palace and the central feature of the finest seventeenth century architecture and landscape composition in London. Looking north, you see the River Thames and looking south you see Greenwich Park. Please see the Gardenvisit.com website for more listings, in London, in the UK and around the world.