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Our city is the centre of art and culture in the UK. The Tier 2 rules London has in place mean London art galleries open, allowing you to visit the many art galleries in London and see the art exhibitions London is presenting. With so many great art galleries in London to choose from, it is hard to decide where to go first.
Since the coronavirus pandemic began, hotels in Kensington have had a real hard time with business travel and leisure travel becoming nearly non-existent. However, there have also been thousands of office workers stranded in their homes, working on wobbly desks and bad chairs, leading to back problems and a lack of passion and enthusiasm for their jobs and work.
The London lockdown, due to the London Coronavirus outbreak, is gradually coming to an end with London Zoo and London shops reopening. Many people are already looking for hotels near Westfield London so they can catch some early bargains.
Due to the Covid-19 lockdown, put in place to combat coronavirus, most hotels open in Kensington have shut down. However, as the nation starts to plan reopening the economy, many key businesses and services need to find hotels open in Kensington so their employees have somewhere safe to stay.
Science Museum Lates are adults-only, after-hours theme nights that take place in the museum on the last Wednesday of every month.
BOOK a night stay now just moments away from the Science museum and enjoy these late night events.
Celebrate the magic of Christmas at the Royal Albert Hall this year, with an enormously diverse festive programme running from 3rd to 31st December! Whether you’re after traditional concerts and carols, solo stars, or a spectacular ballet, there’s plenty to whet your appetite.
Cirque du Soleil return to the Royal Albert Hall in 2020 with their dazzling new show, Luzia. Internationally renowned for their exceptional blend of world-class acrobatics, stunning sets and moving storytelling, Cirque du Soleil’s shows are breathtaking masterpieces and sell out fast. Luzia plays at the Royal Albert Hall from 12th January to 1st March 2020, marking its European premiere: book your ticket and kick off 2020 in style!
Now in its seventeenth year, the London Design Festival returns from 14th to 22nd September, with hundreds of events across the city that celebrate the capital’s creativity, innovation and pioneering designers. The V&A is a prominent part of the festival, transforming many of its iconic spaces with specially commissioned projects from leading international artists, and also offering inspiring talks, debates, workshops and daily tours.
The Czech Centre London is showcasing the best of contemporary Czech design this summer, taking you on a journey through the incredible artistic innovation of the last three decades. Open weekdays until 22nd September, and with free entrance, this playful exhibition is well worth a visit!
The Underbelly is by far one of the most entertaining festivals to hit London every year! They sold about 460,000 tickets for over 200 shows in 22 venues just over 25 days last year.
Open until the end of September, it offers a wide range of world class entertainment in the heart of the city London! Right from fun activities for families, to live podcast sessions covering some interesting topics, the best live circus, comedy shows, music gigs, cabaret and lots of other festivities, they've got you absolutely covered and satisfied!
The Electronic Soul Festival is by and large one of the most soulful and igniting music festival throughout the year! They take pride in saying that their line - up is the smoothest one and will be the key date for funk and soul fans. The festival will be held on the 7th September, 2019 at the O2 Academy.
If you’re looking to make 2019’s summer the sweetest yet, head to London’s Dessert Festival on 17th and 18th August. This multi-sensory celebration of London’s finest, most innovative sweet creations overflows with scents, flavours, textures, sights and sounds guaranteed to take you on an imaginative journey of delectable discovery!
For something totally different this summer, take your kids along to one of Slime Planet’s 5* workshops! These hands-on, brilliantly fun, sensory slime-making workshops are firm favourites with parents and children alike: you’ll leave as a Qualified Slime Scientist – and with your own slime.
The warm weather, light evenings and wonderfully long days mean British summer is fast approaching – and with it, the BBC Proms. Founded in 1895, this eight-week summer season of classical music remains one of the most eagerly anticipated annual events in the British calendar. The Proms showcases internationally renowned conductors, musicians and singers, performing some of the most renowned music in existence – from stalwarts of the classical canon to brand-new compositions.
Looking for fun things to do with the kids in London? Explore and experiment - interactive activities for families - music, science, arts, performance, film, parks, playgrounds, simulators and so much more.
Take advantage of these fantastic kids activities on the doorstep of Mercure London Kensington.
The weather: it’s what we Brits talk about most. We all know how unpredictable British weather can be, even in summer, and there’s nothing worse than a brilliant day out being spoiled by torrential rain. Fortunately, we’ve collected some of the best rain-proof local family activities, so you’re guaranteed a good day whatever the weather!
The days are warmer and the nights are lighter, the city is coming to life with events and activities.
BOOK NOW and enjoy a night stay at Mercure London Kensington, just moments from the Spring action in London.
The monumental porcelain sculpture '399 Days' by contemporary British artist Rachel Kneebone will be displayed amongst the V&A's Medieval and Renaissance collection, highlighting the sculptors' shared interest in capturing highly emotive states.
BOOK a night stay now and take advantage of this incredible exhibition on the doorstep of Mercure Kensington.
The Sun Living with our star at the Science Museum
Discover the incredible story of our closest star—the Sun—through fun hands-on experiences, unique objects, and stunning imagery in the Science Museum latest exhibition.
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Explore one of the most popular museums in London - The Museum of Brands has found itself a glam new home; still in Notting Hill but now with extra added space for its seemingly endless collection of wrappers, posters, toys, boxes and general collectibles.
Make your reservation now for Mercure London Kensington and stay just moments away from The Museum of Brands.
Special Winter Group Offer Nightly Rates From £45PPS
WINTER GROUP PROMOTION - Book Now For October 2018 - February 2019
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Olympia London is delighted to host the Mind Body Spirit London Wellbeing Festival, one of the quirkiest events in the London entertainment calendar. Home of inspirational events since 1886, we are the top choice of over 1.5 million people each year when looking for stimulating things to do in London.
The 4-star Mercure London Kensington and Mercure London Hyde Park are offering complimentary overnight stays to couples who share the same names as the soon-to-be-wed couple – Meghan and Harry.
Visit London in June, enjoy the Trooping the colour at Buckingham Palace and the Mall.
London celebrates the Queen's official birthday in June with Trooping the Colour, a spectacular military parade in the centre of the city.
Book a night stay now and enjoy London in June.
The Natural History Museum’s magical ice rink is back and better than ever. Experience a truly wintery feeling at this beautiful open air ice rink, fun you and the entire family.
This exciting attraction is a mere thirteen minute walk from the Mercure Kensington Hotel, so stay with us and be sure to visit the Natural History Museum Ice Rink.
This Christmas season, take a stroll through Kensington Gardens to learn all about the many Christmas traditions introduced by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. You’ll be told why the robin features on so many Christmas cards, and where geese were once fattened up for the traditional Christmas dinner.