For many tourists and visitors heading towards the hustle and bustle of London, there’s one family – and one family – only that’s of particular interest.
From the days of Henry VIII, Queen Elizabeth I et al through to our current Monarch, Prince Charles and the brotherly pairing of William and Harry, the royal family have always held a much-honoured position within British society.
And when it comes to the aforementioned family unit, there are few things likely to pique the attention of the wider world than the twin celebrations of marriage and childbirth.
In 2011, the world watched on and a nation celebrated as Prince William, Duke of Cambridge married Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey. Street parties, memorabilia and a wholly positive feeling pervaded all.
And so it was, with a sense of inevitability, that the royal pairing stepped out of St Mary’s Hospital this July with a new addition to the world’s most famous family – Baby George.
Bringing the usual fanfare from fans and the media alike, this new Windsor arrival has proved a welcome distraction for the public and the latest chapter in our ongoing obsession with royalty.
It’s a theme that takes centre stage at the latest exhibition at the Museum of London.
Here, visitors can take in a breathtaking collection of royal baby clothes and memorabilia dating back over 400 years.
They’ll have a chance to marvel at objects including the embroidered skullcap of Charles I, a nursing robe used by Queen Victoria and a detailed linen vest belonging to George III.
Britain is a country founded on time-honoured tradition and the royal family occupy a special place within its history, often serving as a reflection of the wider nation.
So whether visiting as part of a weekend break or simply a short trip to the city, a visit to this particular exhibition has never been easier with plenty of hotel accommodation in London at affordable prices.
Located close to tube stops at St Paul’s, Moorgate and Barbican, there really is no excuse not to explore this fascinating examination of our nation’s love affair with royal birth.