Serviced apartments Kensington: Area guide to staying in Kensington
You want museums? Kensington has museums. Walk along Exhibition Road and take in the Science Museum (great for children; great for grown up children), the Natural History Museum and, across the street, the Victoria & Albert Musuem (slightly cheating as it’s technically in Knightsbridge).
Kensington is renowned for its grandeur with the magnificent Royal Albert Hall (check if they are offering tours) and the rows and rows of mansions owned by rather wealthy individuals. Admire the Victorian splendour of the Albert Memorial or the rather more contemporary Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Playground.
Could the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge be at home in Kensington Palace when you arrive? If not, console yourself with some modern art at the superb Serpentine Gallery.
All of the high-end shopping without the craziness of the crowded West End.
Slip out of Hyde Park into the grandeur of this offshoot of the famous Ivy in the West End. You may not see quite as many celebrities, but you can feel like one as you sip your cocktail in the signature art deco luxurious surroundings.
Is it a cafe, a bar, a restaurant or a live venue? It’s all of the above. Have a Full English for breakfast (there’s even a vegetarian version), bangers & mash for lunch or fish & chips for dinner before taking in some live music until the small hours.