To step into the Royal Borough of Kensington is to walk in the footsteps of Kings and Queens, writers and revolutionaries, politicians and painters, thinkers and thespians.
This premier residential district was once a country village favoured by the wealthy. It retains its exclusivity and is home to a Royal palace and London's foremost museums.
Kensington is within the area of Holland Park Avenue, Earls Court, Royal Albert Hall and Kensington Palace. There are numerous places to visit such as The Natural History Museum, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Place, Victoria & Albert Museum, Science Museum and Linley Sambourne House (Punch Illustrator) which will give you the perfect view of a Victorian house.
Another place to visit is the Kensington Roof Gardens which is a must see, the grade II listed art deco building with a roof garden which covers 1.5 acres. The gardens are split into three with English, Formal Spanish and Tudor styles and this is a perfect place to relax and get away from the bustling streets of London.
Famous department stores such as Harrods and Harvey Nichols are close by in Knightsbridge which are a short walk from Knightsbridge tube station. If you still want to shop The Kings Road and High Street Kensington are also located in this part of London and have all the high street stores you could wish for.
There are numerous tube stations throughout Kensington which can take you to any part of London:- West Brompton – District Line, Notting Hill Gate – Central Line & District and Circle Line, Holland Park – Central Line, High Street Kensington – District and Circle Line, Earls Court – District Line, South Kensington – Piccadilly, District and Circle Line.
Places to eat:-
Clarke’s, Il Portico, Brasserie Gustave, The Terrace on Holland Street, Launceston Place.
Things to do:-
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace, Natural History Museum, Holland Park, Science Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Harrods and Harvey Nichols
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