Monday, December 22, 2014

London: The Queens Gallery London

We have been to the Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace many times over the years. It used to be quite a simple place with a rather high-end gift shop, my how things have changed. We went to see

Friday, 2 November 2012 to Sunday, 14 April 2013

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

This exhibition brings together over 100 works by the greatest Northern European artists of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. 

The exhibition as was to be expected was amazing. The pieces that are in the royal collection certainly rival just about any museum in the world. 

What has however changed was the gift shop. In my humble opinion, it now rivals the one at Althrop during the time when Princess Diana's stepmother Raine Spencer had free rein and went tacky.  There are certain items that should never have an image of HRM on them but it seems that someone has forgotten that. Knickers with a crown or initials are just over the top!! 

I didn't take pictures in the gift shop, I really should have, but sufficed to say, I didn't buy anything and that was a first. 

What I did take a picture of was the bathroom at Buckingham Palace. Quite nice, not as nice as those at Spencer House, which I thought at the time were exceptional, but still, quite nice. 

There is almost always some sort of an exhibition going on at the Queen's Gallery. Check out their website for the latest offering. 


  1. I would so love to visit this side of the world someday!

  2. London is my favorite city, a lifetime of visits would never get boring.