Kensington

London
Kensington Gardens featuring a park

Relax in the stunning park with a view of the palace, explore the upscale high street and visit the galleries and museums of this affluent neighborhood.

Kensington is a prosperous part of London, known for its stylish terraced housing and the European landscape allotments that make up the vast Kensington Gardens. The district is also full of upmarket shopping options, swanky hotels and museums. Spend time in the galleries and music halls in this hub of refinement.

Stroll down the busy Kensington High Street to see the range of shops defining this area of luxury and aristocracy. Enter the Kensington Arcade through its stucco arches and window-shop along the elegant storefronts. Lay down a blanket in Kensington Gardens with a scenic backdrop of its lake and the majestic Kensington Palace.

Visit the iconic Thackeray Gallery for its array of works by living British artists. It is an active trading site that works with set prices. Browse the pieces displayed at The Mosaic Rooms, which has a focus on contemporary exhibits from the Arab world.

Another fascinating cultural institution of Kensington is the RCM Museum of Musical Instruments. Browse the intriguing collection of about 1,000 instruments from the 15th century through the mid 1900s. These include a 16th-century guitar, a 15th-century keyboard and a 16th-century harpsichord.

Head south to the Finborough Theatre, for its range of plays and musical performances. Admire the intriguing appearance of the theater’s building, which sits on a traffic island. The green lower part of the three-story redbrick building makes it stand out.

Walk south for 30 minutes from the center of Kensington to reach the Brompton Cemetery. Explore this picturesque and serene site, flanked by trees, family mausoleums and historic monuments.

Kensington is located in the Royal Borough of Chelsea and Kensington in the western part of London. Take the London Underground to one of the stops here, such as South Kensington, Gloucester Road and Kensington (Olympia). Get around by bus and explore the high street on foot. Nearby districts include Shepherd’s Bush and Hammersmith.


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Top hotels in Kensington

Park International Hotel
Park International Hotel
4 out of 5
117 - 129 Cromwell Road, London, England
The price is Rs8,299 per night from 10 Oct to 10 Oct
Located in London City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Natural History Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum and Science Museum. Imperial ...
4/5Very Good! (1,386 reviews)
"Clean but a bit dated.The room we stayed was situated at the back was quiet."

Reviewed on 25 Sep 2021

Park International Hotel
DoubleTree by Hilton London Kensington
DoubleTree by Hilton London Kensington
4 out of 5
100 Cromwell Road, London, England
The price is Rs11,824 per night from 10 Oct to 10 Oct
Located in London City Centre, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within a 15-minute walk of Natural History Museum and Royal Albert Hall. Hyde ...
4.3/5Excellent! (850 reviews)
"1"

Reviewed on 26 Sep 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton London Kensington
Holiday Inn London - Kensington High St.
Holiday Inn London - Kensington High St.
4 out of 5
Wrights Lane, Kensington, London, England
The price is Rs9,338 per night from 10 Oct to 10 Oct
Located in London City Centre, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kensington Palace, Olympia Conference and Exhibition Centre and Royal Albert Hall. Buckingham ...
3.9/5Very Good! (902 reviews)
"No complaints Staff efficient and courteous I would return"

Reviewed on 24 Sep 2021

Holiday Inn London - Kensington High St.
Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington
Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington
4 out of 5
Scarsdale Place, Kensington, London, England
The price is Rs8,751 per night from 14 Oct to 14 Oct
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Hyde Park, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Buckingham Palace and Piccadilly Circus. Trafalgar Square ...
3.9/5Good! (1,296 reviews)
"dirty menu cards in the restuarant no cocktails in bar"

Reviewed on 24 Sep 2021

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K+K Hotel George Kensington
K+K Hotel George Kensington
4 out of 5
1-15 Templeton Place, London, England
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs10,202 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Hyde Park and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Buckingham Palace. Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (981 reviews)
"Great property and location"

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2021

K+K Hotel George Kensington
100 Queen's Gate Hotel London, Curio Collection by Hilton
100 Queen's Gate Hotel London, Curio Collection by Hilton
5 out of 5
100 Queens Gate, South Kensington, London, England
The price is Rs12,106 per night from 10 Oct to 10 Oct
Located in London City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Grosvenor Casino Gloucester Road, Royal Albert Hall and Bupa Cromwell Hospital. ...
4.1/5Very Good! (206 reviews)
"Beautiful"

Reviewed on 15 Sep 2021

100 Queen's Gate Hotel London, Curio Collection by Hilton
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