Kensington is a walkable, business-friendly neighborhood known for being economical and having ample choices for restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. Take in the natural beauty of the gardens and parks—or broaden your horizons with some local theater. Choose one of Kensington's hotels and explore the area around London with ease.
Sightseeing around Kensington
The museums and theaters provide some cultural flavor, while the monuments and historic sites offer insight into local lore. London Natural History Museum, London Science Museum, and Victoria and Albert Museum feature captivating exhibits. You can attend a show at Royal Albert Hall, Hammersmith Apollo, and Shepherd's Bush Empire. Notable landmarks include Albert Memorial, Brompton Oratory, and Sloane Square. Bring the family to Riverside Studios, London Zoo, and London Aquarium.
Many visitors like to do some shopping while in town, but there are a number of other activities. Kensington Roof Gardens, Holland Park, or Kensington Gardens are ideal spots to enjoy the outdoors. Explore nature at Highbury Fields and Clissold Park. Plan to do some shopping while in town? Consider Beauchamp Place, Broadway Shopping Centre, and Whiteleys Shopping Centre. Stamford Bridge Stadium, Harrods, and Portobello Road Market are other spots for some local fun.
Some of the most popular attractions in the area include Imperial College London, Selfridges, and Buckingham Palace. You can also stop by Olympia Conference and Exhibition Centre, Hyde Park, and Electric Cinema.
Getting around Kensington
For a quick way to explore the city, catch a ride on metro transit at High Street Kensington Underground Station, Earls Court Underground Station, or Gloucester Road Underground Station. To venture out of town, take a train from London West Brompton Station.
Kensington is 10.5 miles (16.9 km) from the airport in London (LCY-London City). London (LHR-Heathrow) is the next closest airport, 11.2 miles (18 km) away.