Secret Travel Tip at Kensington Palace

The Orangery was originally built for Queen Anne in 1704 at the Kensington Palace grounds to house orange and lemon trees which would otherwise not grow in the cold London weather. The elegant architecture and beautiful garden setting more private than the palace itself evolved into her fashionable court entertainment venue. Since its early years…

Cream or Jam First For Your Scones? – Claridge’s

Founded in 1812, the legendary five-star hotel, Claridge’s in the posh Mayfair district of London has had long established affiliations with royalty and is said to have been instrumental as well (besides the Duchess of Bedfordshire, Anna Russell of Woburn Abbey) for popularizing the British tradition of Afternoon Tea. Their afternoon tea in Thierry Despont’s grand…