One of London’s most affluent areas, the Royal Borough of Kensington is home to the capital’s biggest and best museums, two world-famous parks and a wealth of cultural attractions. Elegant Victorian townhouses overlook immaculate squares and gardens while chic boutiques, trendy restaurants, and charming pubs line the leafy streets.
The borough’s grandest building is Kensington Palace, the birthplace of Queen Victoria and home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Before visiting the palace, stroll through Kensington Gardens and appreciate the grand scale of Albert Memorial, then admire the modern and contemporary works in the Serpentine Galleries.
Don’t miss the giant dinosaur fossils at the Natural History Museum and the hands-on exhibits at the Science Museum. Join well-to-do shoppers along High Street or catch a classical concert at the Royal Albert Hall. The charismatic pub of Churchill Arms is well worth a pint, but for the best British cuisine, book a table at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal.
Kensington is located in West London and connected to Central London and Heathrow Airport by Cromwell Road. The area is serviced by London buses and has three tube stations, including High Street Kensington, Gloucester Road and South Kensington.