This contemporary art gallery holds works belonging to 45 innovative and influential artists, and is constantly looking for work that is both thought-provoking and original. Previously having championed artists associated with Minimalism and Conceptual art, this influential gallery is definitely worth a visit!
Designed by John Nash in 1828, Marble Arch was intended to be the chief entrance to Buckingham Palace. However, when the Palace was extended, the Arch was relocated to its current position as an entrance to Hyde Park. Built of white Carrara marble, the design was taken from the triumphal arch of Constantine in Rome.
As the name suggests, Little Venice is interspersed with waterways and features some superb restaurants, bars and cafes lending the whole area a cosmopolitan, laid back feel. When Robert Browning coined the term Little Venice he was describing the point where the Paddington Arm of the Grand Union Canal meets the Regents Canal.
This bastion of British free public speech and free assembly can prove one of the most absorbingly unique, theatrical activities the city has to offer. Located on the corner of Park Lane and Cumberland Gate, opposite Marble Arch tube, Speakers' Corner is the spiritual home of the British democratic tradition of soapbox oratory.
Originally a private country house, public visitors are now warmly welcomed into Kensington Palace, the birthplace of Queen Victoria and home to Princess Diana between 1981 and 1997. Relive the moment in the Victorian Rooms when the young Princess Victoria discovered that she was to become Queen.