Top Things to Do in Kensington
The hotel is the ideal base to explore these top attractions and spaces in Kensington.
Shop at Harrods
Harrods is a London institution that has been around for decades. Whether you actually make a purchase or not, it is worth exploring floor after floor of amazing items, or even just a nip into the outstanding food halls. If you’re looking for an interesting place to sit and have a coffee, Harrods has you covered with over a dozen different dining options.
[87-135 Brompton Road, SW1X 7XL – Nearest Tube: Knightsbridge]
Explore Portobello Market
On the weekends, Portobello really shines with store after store of antiques and jewellery, as well as food stalls featuring cuisine from all over the world. There’s no better place to find a hidden treasure so make sure you take the time to explore every nook and cranny of Portobello Market!
[Portobello Road – Nearest Tube: Lancaster Gate or Notting Hill Gate]
Visit Kensington Palace
Run today by Historic Royal Palaces, visitors can purchase tickets to explore Kensington Palace and although the rooms of Kate and Wills apartment 1A are not open to the public, you never know who you may bump into as you explore the Kensington Palace and its’ gardens.
[Kensington Gardens, W8 4PX – Nearest Tube: High Street Kensington]
Enjoy Free Museums
London is home to many of the worlds top Museums. The Victoria and Albert Museum, the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum. From dinosaur fossils to hands-on exhibitions to statues from around the world and a dazzling array of gemstones, these museums can keep anybody interested for days at a time.
[Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL – Nearest Tube: South Kensington]
Listen to a Concert at the Royal College of Music
he Royal College of Music provides training in all grades and all varieties of Western classical music. With so many talented people at a single location, it makes sense that the College would set concerts throughout the year. The best surprise is that many of these concerts are free to attend.
[Prince Consort Road, SW7 2BS – Nearest Tube: South Kensington]
Visit the Albert Memorial
Commissioned by Queen Victoria to commemorated her beloved deceased husband, Prince Albert, the Albert Memorial stands majestically inside Kensington Gardens. Surrounded by sculptures depicting Victorian arts and sciences, as well as representations of all four corners of the world, the Albert Memorial is a stunning piece of art.
[Kensington Gardens – Nearest Tube: South Kensington]
Meet Peter Pan
A beloved literary character the world over, Peter Pan is the creation of the author J. M. Barrie. Peter Pan was brought to life in Kensington Gardens in 1912 and features Pan himself along with fairies and animals, symbolising his lost boys – and Tink, of course. A whimsical statue and a definite must-visit for Peter Pan-ophiles.
[Kensington Gardens – Nearest Tube: Lancaster Gate]
Perfectly placed in the northwest corner of Hyde Park, the Pet Cemetery came into creation in the 19th century when local residents began burying their deceased pets in a plot here. Eventually a dog owned by the wife of the Duke of Cambridge named Prince was buried here in 1882, setting a huge president to make this the final resting place of many pets. Although now no longer interring pets here, the cemetery is still a popular curiosity for visitors to take a peek at.
[Hyde Park – Nearest Tube: Lancaster Gate]
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