Built in warm red brick, Kew Palace is a welcoming place to hire for events. This was the royal residence where George III stayed when he disappeared from public life and it was here that the Royal Family gathered in 2006 for an intimate meal to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 80th birthday. For all of its historical importance and regal elegance, Kew Palace is both stately and homely providing comfortable luxury for intimate dinner parties and drinks receptions.
The favourite royal retreat of George III and Queen Charlotte is located within the grounds of Kew Gardens, roughly seven miles from central London, easily accessible via tube (Kew Gardens) and mainline train (Kew Bridge). During the summer you can also reach Kew Gardens by riverboat from Westminster, Richmond upon Thames and Kingston upon Thames.
Kew Palace was built in 1631 for Samuel Fawtrey, a Flemish merchant and later acquired by George II in 1729 as lodging for his three eldest daughters. His son, George III and his large family used Kew Palace extensively between 1801 and 1804 as their Summer residence and it was first opened to the public by his granddaughter Queen Victoria.
In 2006, the palace was reopened to the public after a painstaking, ten-year restoration and conservation project undertaken by Historic Royal Palaces. The palace provides a behind-the-scenes insight into the private life of a king who underwent now-unthinkable treatments for his misdiagnosed 'madness' now believed to have been a rare blood disease called porphyria.
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