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Here you’ll find all of our news stories dating back to when we first started entering them to this website.

  • Construction of a Skyscraper Destroying the 300 year Old View of St Paul's from Richmond Park

    St Paul's View Destroyed

    The Friends of Richmond Park are involved in a campaign to protect the cherished historic view of St Paul’s Cathedral from Richmond Park and they are asking for support by signing the petition to stop the construction of a Skyscraper next to St Paul’s.

  • Kensington Palace: Fashion Rules

    Stunning Dresses

    In early December 2016 Friends met bright an early at Kensington Palace. Friends enjoyed an introduction to the recently revamped exhibition “Fashion Rules”, followed by a private visit, before it opened to the public.

  • Friends Visit The Royal Thames Yacht Club

    Friends view paintings at the Royal Thames Yacht Club

    A gathering of members assembled at 60 Knightsbridge for a tour of the Royal Thames Yacht Club. Here is a report from one of them…

  • Harrods - Behind the Scenes

    Christmas is nearly here!

    On Thursday 3rd November a lucky group of Friends went behind the scenes of Harrods.

  • Visit to Winfield House

    Winfield House

    The Friends enjoyed a visit to Winfield House in the summer.

  • Friends Summer Party

    Chairman, Sue Price & Director of the Boat House, Peter Scott

    The sun came out for the Friends Summer Party at the Boat House, on the Serpentine. Peter Scott, director of the Boat House welcomed the Friends who enjoyed a trip on the solar powered boat around the Serpentine, with a glass of wine in hand.

  • Visit to Hyde Park Nursery

    Plants ready for the Royal Parks

    The Friends enjoyed a well timed visit to the Nursery being packed with flowers all ready to go out to central London Royal Parks. Mike Jones, the nursery manager, took about 20 Friends around the nursery and enlightened us with how the plants are grown and managed as well as providing us with the history of the nursery.

  • Parade Ground Damage

    Parade Ground post World Cannabis Day

    Thursday 21st April was the day to celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday, with a 41 gun salute in Hyde Park at noon. Disaster struck the day before. Who knew that the 20th April (420) was so called “World Cannabis Day”…

  • Albert Memorial Undercroft

    Undercroft Arches

    Following the success of last year’s visit to the Undercroft another visit was organised on 5th April 2016, with the kind permission of Andrew Williams, Manager, Kensington Gardens. Friends were given the opportunity to explore a structure that most visitors to the Royal Albert Memorial don’t even know exists – that which lays beneath the Royal Albert Memorial.

  • Weeping willows

    Weeping Willow to be Replaced

    The huge old weeping willow beside the Serpentine Bar & Kitchen is being replaced at the beginning of February, as it was rotten.

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