Most famous for its stunning royal residence, Kensington Palace - home to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge themselves - this western region of London is one of the most desirable areas in the capital. With multi-million pound properties, Kensington is one of London’s wealthiest areas.
Located just three miles from the city of London, Kensington is an ideal location for visiting the city’s most popular attractions. The area itself houses three of London’s biggest museums, which welcome flocks of visitors every year. With free admission and many interactive elements, Kensington’s museums are a popular choice for families to visit.
The Natural History Museum is a spectacular crowd pleaser, with a giant dinosaur to greet visitors as they enter, and a temporary ice rink running throughout the winter. Nearby, the Science Museum is a real treat with interactive gardens and exhibits designed with children in mind. The Victoria and Albert Museum in neighbouring Knightsbridge, houses an exceptional collection of art and design, including fashion, architecture, prints and photography.
One of the area’s most popular attractions is Kensington Palace, situated in the stunning Kensington Gardens, next to Hyde Park. With 242 acres of beautiful greenery, Kensington Gardens are also home to the Albert Memorial, famous Peter Pan statue and the Serpentine Gallery. The palace, former home of Queen Victoria, is a stylish royal residence in which visitors can explore grand chambers and indulge in afternoon tea.
Another iconic building, situated opposite the beautiful gardens, is the Royal Albert Hall. The grade I listed building hosts the BBC Proms every year and offers a jam packed schedule of rock, pop, ballet, opera and classical concerts throughout the year.
In contrast to the tranquil gardens, Kensington’s high street offers a lively retail experience, with a mix of the most popular high street brands and independent boutiques. Kensington’s Church Street offers old world charm with its collection of antique stores and book shops.