The Kensington London area also includes the area known as Chelsea. Both affulent areas with lots of fine housing , squares and gardens, it is an aea where money flows freely.
The area is also famous for its Museum district, where you will find three major London Museums to enjoy.
Whether you are looking for culture or somewhere to splash the cash, Kensington will supply both in ample amounts.
Museums in the area
10am - 6pm, every day
Duke of York's HQ
London, SW3 4RY
Free admission to all exhibitions.
One of the largest parks in central London and is known for 'Speakers' Corner, where anyone can stand up and address the public.
The Serpentine is a large lake which splits the park with the neighbouring Kensington Gardens.
Open throughout the year from 5 am until midnight.
Kensington Palace Gardens
Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore ,London SW7 2AP
0845 401 5045
Concert Hall and performance venue. Worth a visit for it's fantastic Victorian architecture alone.
Hammersmith Road, London, W14 8UX
One of the oldest events, exhibition centers in London. It first opened in 1886 with a performance by the Hippodrome Circus.
Today it holds many different sorts of events from corporate and commercial events to lifestyle shows. Visit www.eco.co.uk/events/ to find out whats on.
Curzon Cinema Chelsea
206 King's Road, London SW3 5XP
Tel: 0330 500 1331
Here is just a selection of some of the places to eat close to and along Brompton road. You will find various cafes and restaurants i the area to suit all budgets.
Frankie's - 3 Yeoman's Row - Italian Restaurant
The Good Earth - 233 Brompton Road - Chinese Restaurant £££
Racine Reataurant - 239 Brompton Road - French Restaurant £££
The Kensington Creperie Ltd - 2-6 South Kensington Exhibition Road - French Restaurant
Dorsia - 3 Cromwell Road - Fine Dining Restaurant
Couscous Darna - 91 Old Brompton Road - Bar, Restaurant ££
The area can boast to have London's Second best shopping street. This is mainly due to high end shops such as Harrods which known the world over.
This affluent area in fact has many shopping area for you to choose from but be warned, cheap is not a word used often in this area.
Harrods - This world famous store needs little in the way of introduction. An experience not to be missed even if all you can afford is a slice of ham from the food hall.
Brompton Rd - Aswell as being the home of Harrods this street is also the home of other big store names such as Harvey Nichols and Mulberry to name but two. A high priced area full of glitz and glamour. well worth a visit just to soak up the atmosphere.
Kings Road - This is Chelsea's high end shopping street. Famous for being where fashion icons such as Mary Quant and Vivienne Westwood could be found in the 1960's.
25 Courtfield Gardens
Travellers' Choice 2011 Winner
100 Cromwell Road
Travellers' Choice® 2012 Winner
Copthorne Tara Hotel
Millennium Bailey's Hotel
140 Gloucester Road
These are the tube stations in the Kensington area.
Knightsbridge Station - Piccadilly Line
Hyde Park Corner Station - Piccadilly Line
Sloane Square Station - Circle and District Lines
South Kensington Station - Circle, District and Piccadilly Lines
Glouchester Road Station - Circle, District and Piccadilly Lines
High Street Kensington - Circle and District Lines
Earls Court Station - Circle, District and Piccadilly Lines
West Kensington Station - District Line
West Brompton Station - District Line
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