London can often feel like a bees nest – people aimlessly buzzing in their own little hexagonal world. That is why one of the best things about this city is the number of green places to escape to from the concrete jungle. Kensington Palace, and its surrounding gardens, was my first choice on a brutally balmy recent summer day.
The area borders Hyde Park, that other lovely green escape. However, everything feels a tad more regal on the Kensington side.
I opted for natural, earthy tones on this afternoon stroll in rural paradise. My floral vintage crop top and long terracotta skirt (Primark) flowed around me in the breezy high temperatures. As is classic for summer I accessorised with a tan gold-chained bag (Urban Outfitters) and a tan skinny belt (Primark). On my feet were my all-time favourite purchase of the season thus far – white block-heeled sandals (Primark).