Kensington


Known for


Kensington parks
Kensington shopping
Kensington museums

 
 

There’s no mistaking the high quality of life that reverberates round the homes of Kensington. An affluent and culturally-rich area next-door to the centre of London, Kensington is home to some of the city’s best museums and is a haven for shopaholics.

 

 


Why we love Kensington

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Food and drink
Food and drink

There are plenty of places to eat and indulge in this luxurious area, both near the parks or the museums. Or, if you’re feeling particularly cultural, you could find a bite to eat after a concert at the Royal Albert Hall:

 

 


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Culture

Kensington Palace, Royal Albert Hall and the Victoria & Albert Museum are just a few of the delights this area has to offer, but there’s plenty more to be discovered beneath the surface of this exceptional place to stay:

 

 

 


Greenwich Market Food Stall
Shopping

Kensington is a shopper’s paradise, filled with a multitude of streets, alleys and markets brimming with life – from Portobello Road to the stately department stores of nearby Knightsbridge:

  • Shops on George Street
  • High Street Kensington
  • Notting Hill Farmers’ Market
  • Portobello Road

 

 

 


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Days out and events

Head north-east for a stroll in Kensington Gardens, one of London’s eight Royal Parks, where highlights include the Albert Memorial, Serpentine Gallery and the Italian gardens:

  • Kensington gardens
  • Serpentine Gallery
  • Farmers’ markets (throughout the year)
  • Holland Park open-air Opera (Summer)
  • Notting Hill Carnival (August)
  • Pintar Rapido outdoor painting festival (July)
  • Ice Skating at the Natural History Museum (November – January)

 

 


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