Kensington Palace’s annual Queen Caroline’s Garden Party is happening this Friday and over the weekend, with four days of Georgian-themed fun. There will be military drills, dress up, Georgian ice-cream and the chance to meet Queen Caroline herself.
Performances and music will bring to life the era when the palace was the epicenter of fashion and the arts. The palace will be turned inside out for the weekend, as tents pop up in the ornamental gardens, each packed with special activities representing different aspects of court life. In the ‘Dressing Room’, uncover the secrets of dressing to impress: try on costumes for size and sample the art of Georgian makeup. Design a mini Garden fit for a queen (or king) in the ‘Queen’s Library’, and hear eighteenth century tunes at a music workshop in the ‘Music Room’. To cool down after all that excitement, experience the smells, textures and sights of Georgian food, including the many flavours of Georgian ice-cream, in the ice-house. Adults £15.30, children free. 18th – 21st August, 11 – 5.30pm. kensington-palace