Here’s your last chance to catch the Georgians


If you are going to be in the capital city in the first two weeks of October, there is one exhibition that you won’t want to miss at The Queen’s Gallery in Buckingham Palace.

The First Georgians: Art and Monarchy looks particularly at the first kings and queens who fell under this banner and would change the country forever. The story began in 1714, when George I became the first British monarch from the German house of Hanover, but it also ushered in a new age of political, cultural and intellectual life in the country. Soon enough, Britain was regarded as one of the most liberal and commercial societies in the world, and it was the Georgians that had encouraged this semi-revolution.

This year marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of the Georgian era, and so this exhibit looks at royal patronage during the reigns of George I and George II. In total, there will be over 300 works from the Royal Collection, many of which have been transported from various royal residences across the UK. While you will learn a lot about the Georgians, you will also be able to see how the British monarchy has changed over the past 300 years – it is the perfect detour to make while visiting Buckingham Palace with the family.

You will need to be quick though – the exhibit is running until only October 12th. You may want to combine this fascinating display with a few of London’s other fantastic attractions, such as the British Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, the London Dungeons and Westminster Abbey. If this is the case, you will want to book the entire family into a London hotel as soon as possible.