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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

The Exhibitionist Hotel
The Exhibitionist Hotel
5 out of 5
8-10 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London, England
The price is Rs6,630 per night from 16 Mar to 17 Mar

Located in London City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Natural History Museum and Imperial College London. Royal Albert Hall and Harrods ...

4.2/5Excellent! (704 reviews)

"A small bedroom, but indulgently beautiful, quietly and comfortable. Huge bathroom that you want to spend time in. I love staying here and it’s a great location."…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb 2021

The Exhibitionist Hotel
The Rembrandt
The Rembrandt
4 out of 5
11 Thurloe Place, Kensington, London, England
The price is Rs8,804 per night from 1 Apr to 2 Apr

Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Victoria and Albert Museum and Natural History Museum. Imperial College London and Harrods ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,910 reviews)

"Location great within walking distance of most places"…"

Reviewed on 11 Dec 2020

The Rembrandt
Residence Inn by Marriott London Kensington
Residence Inn by Marriott London Kensington
4 out of 5
181-183 Warwick Road, London, England
The price is Rs7,385 per night from 4 Mar to 5 Mar

Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Olympia Conference and Exhibition Centre and Natural History Museum. Royal Albert Hall and ...

4/5Very Good! (619 reviews)

"Ideal configuration for us with a teenager having a separate room and very reasonably priced. We will definitely stay again. Staff were very helpful. Convenient location too. Slightly noisy from traffic and emergency vehicles but the room was overlooking a main road so not really surprising. We very ..."…"

Reviewed on 23 Oct 2020

Residence Inn by Marriott London Kensington
ibis Styles London Kensington
ibis Styles London Kensington
3 out of 5
15-25 Hogarth Road, Earls Court, Kensington, London, England
The price is Rs3,622 per night from 10 Mar to 11 Mar

Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kensington High Street, Natural History Museum and Kensington Gardens. Kensington Palace ...

3.6/5Good! (976 reviews)

"I like room, clean bathroom, bed and view. I like personal support from staff, I got a lactofree milk which I was asking, it's was very nice 👌 I don't like old window making noise and air-conditioner get lots of dust."…"

Reviewed on 10 Feb 2021

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Park Grand London Kensington
Park Grand London Kensington
4 out of 5
33-37 Hogarth Road, Kensington, London, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs4,375 per night from 27 Mar to 28 Mar

Located in London City Centre, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Kensington High Street, Natural History Museum and Kensington Gardens. Kensington ...

4.3/5Excellent! (994 reviews)

"Friendly staff, quiet convenient location, comfy bed & pleasant room - enjoyed my stay especially room service Delicious Breakfast to get round the Covid rules without spoiling my stay thanks - I’ll be back"…"

Reviewed on 23 Nov 2020

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Holiday Inn London-Kensington Forum
Holiday Inn London-Kensington Forum
4 out of 5
97 Cromwell Road, London, England
The price is Rs5,118 per night from 1 Apr to 2 Apr

Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Natural History Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum and Science Museum. Royal Albert Hall ...

3.9/5Good! (1,471 reviews)

"The hotel is close to the underground and has plenty of local shops and takeaways. The room was clean and spacious with everything you need for a comfy stay. The fridge in the room is very handy. I've stayed here alot over the last few months and will definately be staying again."…"

Reviewed on 3 Jan 2021

Holiday Inn London-Kensington Forum
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