It is easy to understand why so many royals have chosen to make Kensington Palace their home.

Bang in the middle of the centre of London, with Hyde Park as your garden, who would not love the setting?

This beautiful palace has been home to many of the more cosmopolitan members of the royal family – Diana and Charles, William and Catherine and George II and Queen Caroline.

To celebrate 300 years since the Hanovarians acceded to the throne, Historic Royal Palaces is putting on a number of exhibitions, including allowing us a glimpse of the life George II and Queen Caroline made for themselves during the first 10 years of his reign, while at Kensington Palace.

In 1727 King George II succeeded to the British throne. A German born, military man, he and Queen Caroline, a witty and highly intelligent woman cultivated a sparkling court at Kensington Palace which became the talk of Georgian London.

George and Caroline used the splendid state apartments at Kensington Palace to host sparkling parties, which were attended by the great and the good – eager to be seen associating with the two great celebrities of their age.

The state apartments have been recreated exactly as they were at Kensington Palace and one of the biggest attractions of this exhibition its refreshingly interactive feel.

This is not an exhibition where you’ll be told not to touch this or not to walk there. It is an exhibition which allows its visitors to sit on the throne and to gamble in the state apartments just as its inhabitants did in the early 18th century. There are even some royal toys from the time to keep visiting young children happy.

Deirdre Murphy, Kensington Palace curator, said: “We’re delighted to be able to introduce our guests to Queen Caroline, one of the cleverest and funniest queens Britain has ever had.

“The newly restored King’s state apartments provide a spectacular setting for visitors to experience life at the lively court she cultivated in the 1730s.

“From the gambling and dancing, to the gossip and scandal, we explain why this glittering court ushered in a new era of celebrity in 18th century London.”

The new display at Kensington Palace is part of the wider Glorious Georges season across Historic Royal Palaces.

The exhibition is included as part of the entry fee to Kensington Palace, which costs £16.50 for adults (£13.50 group rate) and £13.75 for concessions (£11.16 group rate). Under 16s get in for free.