Things to do in Kensington, London

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Kensington could be considered a microcosm of London with its museums, shopping and green spaces all close by making it a tourist’s dream.

Kensington Gardens

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Forever spoken in the same breath as its royal connections, visitors would be advised to take in the superb views of Kensington Gardens – once the private gardens of Kensington Palace.

Naturally given Royal Park status it contains beautiful fountains, statues and sculptures that tell a great story of the area. Visit the palace itself and stand in the bedroom where the young Princess Victoria was told she was to be queen.

Princess Diana Memorial Garden

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Another outstanding place with a royal link is the Princess Diana Memorial Garden. A huge wooden pirate ship is the centerpiece here and was created for children in memory to the late princess.

This free playground in Kensington is inspired by Peter Pan and set against a lush backdrop of trees and plants.

Museum quarter

Victoria and Albert Museum

If it is knowledge you crave then what better than to visit the museum quarter in Kensington. Museums are primarily informative but the Victoria and Albert Museum is also inspiring, especially if you’re a design and art aficionado.

Coupled jointly with the Natural History Museum, which provides exhibits on dinosaurs, volcanoes and precious gems, and the ever popular Science Museum you will not be stuck for things to learn or investigate especially with the family events available at all venues.

Science Museum’s IMAX 3D Cinema

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For an extra treat for young ones and adults alike why not visit the Science Museum’s IMAX 3D cinema to watch some stunning films that will make you feel as if you are actually there.

Other museums include The National Army Museum and world-famous Saatchi Gallery, allowing free access to the art displayed there, both in neighboring Chelsea.

Commercial heart

shopping

Kensington’s commercial heart is in Kensington High Street, which is undoubtedly one of west London’s most popular shopping areas.

Kensington has a terrific amount to offer its visitors and you will have non-stop activities at your doorstep if you stay in the area.

Park Grand London Kensington Hotel is a nearby hotel from all these locations.

From Kensington Gardens to hotel
19 min (3.6 mi) via A402
20 min (2.7 mi) via Cromwell Rd/A4
23 min (2.6 mi) via A315

From Princess Diana Memorial Garden to hotel
13 min (1.9 mi) via A4204 and Earls Ct Rd
13 min (2.6 mi) via A402 and A3220

From Science Museum’s IMAX 3D Cinema
13 min (1.5 mi) via Cromwell Rd/A4
17 min (1.8 mi) via Old Brompton Rd/A3218