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Blockbuster Exhibitions on Georgian Britain at London's V&A and Royal Palaces

London's cultural institutions celebrate 300 years of Glorious Georgians.

    LONDON, ENGLAND, March 05, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- In 2014 London celebrates the 300th anniversary of the Georgian dynasty with four blockbuster exhibitions at the city's Victoria and Albert Museum and at Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace and at Kew Palace this spring marking 300 years since the Hanoverian succession and for visitors coming to London there are many hotels in London to choose from, catering for all budgets and requirements.

The Victoria and Albert Museum in South Kensington brings together over 200 examples of William Kent's work in 'William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain', a display of important objects relating to this prominent architect and important designer of early Georgian Britain, a crucial period when Britain defined itself as a new nation.

Beginning at the South Kensington museum on 22nd March 2014, the William Kent exhibition includes significant pieces such as architectural drawings for Horse Guards at Whitehall, gilt furniture from Chiswick House in west London and landscape designs for Holkham Hall.

William Kent's wonderful 1730's designs are being re-instating at Hampton Court Palace in the currently closed Georgian Private Apartments which will re-open from 18th April 2014 as part of a special display in the rooms the Georgian court once occupied in the Baroque half of the palace. The exhibition, put on to mark the 300th anniversary of the Georgian dynasty, will include a stunning redisplay of the Queen's State and Private Apartments which include Mary II's Apartments and Queen Caroline's Private Apartments, showing what life was like for Georgian courtiers.

'Glorious Georges' exhibitions will also take place at Kensington Palace where the King's State Apartments will be transformed to recreate the court of George I and his argumentative firstborn son, the future King George II and Queen Caroline, to show how the Georgian king and his court entertained in lavish style. The rivalry between father and son will be revealed in the beautifully re-displayed Queens' State Apartments which re-open on 18th April 2014.

The Georgian story continues at Kew Palace in west London, home of George II's grandson, the future George III of 'madness' fame, where the Royal Kitchens open on 29th March with George III enjoying an intimate family life at the palace in the heart of Kew Gardens. Visitors can find out who the King entertained there and what was served for dinner from the adjacent Royal Kitchens.

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