The Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Walk


Diana Memorial Walk Plaque

The Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Walk takes visitors through four of the most beautiful parks in the world:

  • St James's Park
  • Green Park
  • Hyde Park
  • Kensington Gardens.

The seven-mile-long walk, charted by 90 plaques set in the ground, takes you within sight of famous buildings and locations associated with the Princess during her life.

During the walk, visitors will see three palaces and two mansions which figured in the life of the Princess:

  • Kensington Palace
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Clarence House
  • St James's Palace
  • Spencer House, the one-time London house of the Spencer family.

The plaques are the work of sculptor Alec Peever. They have a rose emblem at the centre and are etched in aluminium, which appears like a precious metal. The rose is heraldic in design, and while symbolising the Princess's enduring image, also symbolises Britain's traditions and heritage. The plaques are immediately recognisable at any point, and clearly direct walkers along the route.

The walk is one of two memorial projects officially opened on 30 June 2000, the day before the Princess's 39th birthday; the other is the Diana Memorial Playground in Kensington Gardens. Together they celebrate the Princess's affection for the open spaces around her home in Kensington Palace, and her love of children.

See also

The Diana Memorial Fountain in Hyde Park