Watling Street Band at Kensington Palace

May 23, 2013


A veritable who’s who of the event industry descended on Kensington Palace (during an uncharacteristic break in this week’s gloomy weather) to enjoy a summer garden party showcasing some of London’s best suppliers. Featuring an irresistible array of canapés from caterers The Admirable Crichton, expert production from Wise and eye catching seasonal floral displays from Simon Lycett – the event gave guests a glimpse of what to expect for events at Kensington Palace over the summer. 

 The musical backdrop for the evening came courtesy of the increasingly popular Watling Street Band, whose off-kilter pop covers (featuring an unusual combination of Tuba, Banjo and Drums) drew crowds of guests eager to hear their quirky take on song such as Umbrella and You Can Call Me Al. The band’s infectious energy and uniquely British sense of humour made them a brilliant fit for a quintessential English garden party.

 The venue eschewed the usual guided tours, opting instead for a series of historical talks in the different rooms of the palace – guests got a chance to learn more about a wide array of topics, ranging from the building's background to a brief history of amputations (!) from a team of expert guides.

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