Archive for September 13, 2015



Queen Caroline was the wife of King George II. In 1727 she decided to re-landscape the parks adjacent to Kensington Palace. Her vision included the damming of the river which ran through the park to create a large lake, known today as the Serpentine and the Long Water. She did not live to see the work completed as she died in 1737 and it was not eventually finished until 1781. However her vision had created one of the most stunning vistas in London.

The monument to Queen Caroline and her vision was unveiled by Queen Elizabeth II in 1990 and records her part in the creation of the lake on whose banks it stands.