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Kensington High Street

This affluent area is home to some of London’s most exclusive shops, as well as a  regal palace and gardens.

Kensington High Street is a wealthy and eclectic avenue in London’s West End area. It is known for its range of designer boutiques and upmarket department stores. Learn about royalty, admire the architecture of Kensington Palace and relax in its picturesque gardens.

Discover the history of the famous shopping avenue, which began in the 19th century with three large department stores. The street is also known for its affiliation with the British music industry, with the offices of several labels located here.

Stroll down this fabulous shopping street and admire the shops’ elegant window displays. The street is home to an ever-changing line-up of upscale designers and budget warehouses. Survey the array of international brands, including American Apparel, Zara and Massimo Dutti. Look for deals on clothes, jewelry, souvenirs and beauty products.

Enjoy a meal at one of the many excellent restaurants lining the street. Find choices ranging from noodle bars to pancake restaurants. Walk down the side streets leading off the main boulevard to find even more shops and restaurants.

Visit Kensington Palace for a tour of its elegant chambers. Marvel at the fascinating mural depicting members of George I’s court. The mural decorates the walls of the King’s Staircase. See if you can spot the mural’s artist, William Kent, who included a depiction of himself in the mural holding an artist’s palette.

Continue through Kensington Palace to see the impressive artworks of the King’s Gallery and the grand Georgian chambers of the King’s State Apartments. Stop by the Victoria Revealed exhibition to learn about Britain’s second-longest reigning monarch.

Make your way through the Palace Gardens, which contain the classic ornamental Sunken Garden and the vast Formal Gardens. Walk along the beautiful Cradle Walk for lovely viewpoints over the Sunken Garden.

Kensington High Street is in the western part of London. Get here by riding the London Underground or the bus.

Spend a day shopping at Kensington High Street’s delightful shops and save time for a visit to iconic Kensington Palace.


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Merit Kensington Hotel £45
Merit Kensington Hotel

Merit Kensington Hotel

12 Penywern Road, Earls Court, London, England
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in London City Centre, this hotel is 1.2 mi (2 km) from Stamford Bridge Stadium and 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Hyde Park. Buckingham Palace and Piccadilly Circus are also within 6 mi (10 km). Earl's Court Station is only a 3-minute walk and West Brompton Underground Station is 6 minutes.

    Brit Hotels London Court £45
    Brit Hotels London Court

    Brit Hotels London Court

    194-196 Earls Court Road, London, England
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Kensington High Street, Natural History Museum and Kensington Gardens. Kensington Palace and Victoria and Albert Museum are also within 1 mile (2 km). Earl's Court Station is only a 5-minute walk and West Brompton Underground Station is 9 minutes.

      Residence Inn by Marriott London Kensington £90
      Residence Inn by Marriott London Kensington

      Residence Inn by Marriott London Kensington

      181-183 Warwick Road, London, England
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        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 Hyde Park are also within 2 mi (3 km). Earl's Court Station is 7 minutes by foot and West Kensington Underground Station is 8 minutes.

        Aquarius Hotel £35
        Aquarius Hotel

        Aquarius Hotel

        20-22 Hogarth Road, Earl's Court, London, England
           
          2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kensington High Street and Natural History Museum. Kensington Gardens and Kensington Palace are also within 1 mile (2 km). Earl's Court Station is 6 minutes by foot and West Brompton Underground Station is 10 minutes.

          Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington £50
          Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington

          Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington

          Scarsdale Place, Kensington, London, England
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in London City Centre, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Hyde Park, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Buckingham Palace and Piccadilly Circus. Trafalgar Square and Big Ben are also within 6 mi (10 km). High Street Kensington Station is only a 4-minute walk and Earl's Court Station is 15 minutes.

            MEININGER Hotel London Hyde Park - Hostel £36
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            MEININGER Hotel London Hyde Park - Hostel

            Baden-Powell House, 65-67 Queens Gate, London, England
               
              2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in London City Centre, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Natural History Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum and Kensington High Street. Imperial College London and Kensington Gardens are also within 10 minutes. Gloucester Road Underground Station is only a 4-minute walk and South Kensington Underground Station is 7 minutes.

              Holiday Inn London - Kensington High St. £64
              Holiday Inn London - Kensington High St.

              Holiday Inn London - Kensington High St.

              Wrights Lane, Kensington, London, England
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in London City Centre, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kensington Palace, Olympia Conference and Exhibition Centre and Royal Albert Hall. Buckingham Palace and Big Ben are also within 6 mi (10 km). High Street Kensington Station is only a 3-minute walk and Earl's Court Station is 14 minutes.

                Beautiful 3 Bed, 3 Bathroom in High St. Kensington
                Beautiful 3 Bed, 3 Bathroom in High St. Kensington

                Beautiful 3 Bed, 3 Bathroom in High St. Kensington

                London, ENG
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in London City Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Kensington High Street and Kensington Gardens. Kensington Palace and Olympia Conference and Exhibition Centre are also within 15 minutes. High Street Kensington Station is only a 2-minute walk and Earl's Court Station is 17 minutes.