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.


Local Suggestions

Food & 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:



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:


Days Out

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:


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