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

Safestay London Kensington Holland Park
Safestay London Kensington Holland Park
4 out of 5
Holland Walk, Kensington, London, England, W8 7QU
The price is Rs1,017 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Stay at this 4-star hostel in London. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
3.8/5 Good! (724 reviews)
"Great rooms, some staff really nice , rooms clean , beds super comfy in beautiful setting"

Reviewed on 24 Mar 2022

Safestay London Kensington Holland Park
DoubleTree by Hilton London Kensington
DoubleTree by Hilton London Kensington
4 out of 5
100 Cromwell Road, London, England, SW7 4ER
The price is Rs14,210 per night from 1 Jun to 2 Jun
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in London. Enjoy free WiFi, a beach locale and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their reviews. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (913 reviews)
"Pretty much everything was fine. Except : 1. Not many halal options in Breakfast. Every meat item was pork. 2. There could be smoking option on floors. One has to get out of the building to smoke"

Reviewed on 15 May 2022

DoubleTree by Hilton London Kensington
Holiday Inn London - Kensington High St., an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn London - Kensington High St., an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
Wrights Lane, Kensington, London, England, W8 5SP
The price is Rs12,067 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in London. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their ...
3.8/5 Good! (910 reviews)
"Property was clean and neat. I just wish they had wash rugs in the bathroom instead of I just towels and hand towels. I was pleased with my room and the staff was wonderful very helpful they even let me leave some of my things there so when I return Monday I can pack everything and leave for ..."

Reviewed on 10 May 2022

Holiday Inn London - Kensington High St., an IHG Hotel
Park International Hotel
Park International Hotel
4 out of 5
117 - 129 Cromwell Road, London, England, SW7 4DS
The price is Rs12,920 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in London. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4/5 Very Good! (933 reviews)
"Great location, easy access to public transport. The junior suite was an excellent size. No room service, also wasnt able to charge any food or drinks in hotel bar or restaurant to our room."

Reviewed on 5 May 2022

Park International Hotel
The Rembrandt
The Rembrandt
4 out of 5
11 Thurloe Place, Kensington, London, England, SW7 2RS
The price is Rs16,837 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in London. Enjoy free WiFi, 24-hour room service and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,120 reviews)
"Everything about our stay at The Rembrandt Hotel in London was first rate! The location was perfect; the hotel is in the Museum District (directly across the street from the Victoria and Albert Museum) which is not nearly as busy as other central locations. The hotel is less than a half mile from ..."

Reviewed on 16 May 2022

The Rembrandt
Point A Kensington Olympia
Point A Kensington Olympia
3.5 out of 5
42-48 West Cromwell Road, London, England, SW5 9QL
The price is Rs8,532 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in London. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (538 reviews)
"We stayed at this property for a few days in our first visit to London, and the staff were incredible, we dealt alot especially with Teresa and she was super friendly and made us feel right at home. The breakfast option was great, and the food/staff were great. The room was perfect for what we were ..."

Reviewed on 16 May 2022

Point A Kensington Olympia
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