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The Bets Bits of Kensington

The Bets Bits of Kensington

The affluent area of Kensington is home to a plethora of fantastic bars and restaurants, as well as some of the city’s most impressive cultural hotspots.  So, get ready to enjoy an unmissable concert at the Royal Albert Hall, or walk through Kensington Gardens on a warm, sunny day. With so many fantastic things to see and do in Kensington, you’re truly spoilt for choice.

  1. The Natural History Museum

One thing the Kensington area isn’t shy of is museums.  First up on our list is the Natural History Museum, which is worth a visit, even if you only plan on looking at the outside of the building.  You would definitely be doing yourself (and anyone else on your trip) a disservice if you don’t go in and explore the wonders the museum has to offer.  A popular favourite amongst children, get ready to see the infamous dinosaur skeleton, as well as the life-sized blue whale. This spectacular museum definitely has enough activities to keep you entertained for a whole day!

  1. The Science Museum

Conveniently located next door to the Natural History Museum, and also free, the Science Museum is famed for its exciting and interactive exhibits that are sure to wow children (and adults)!  Plus, this spectacular family day out is completely free!

  1. The V&A Museum

Stuffed to the brim with treasures, the Victoria & Albert Museum is the perfect museum to round out our trio of museums covering nature, science and no culture.  Get ready to enjoy Roman and Greek artefacts alongside more modern collections. This museum is definitely worth a visit if you’re a fan of fashion. Their collection is one of the largest in the world and spans five centuries.  Currently the museum has a must-see collection about Christian Dior, which explores the enduring influence of the fashion house, as well as Dior’s relationship wit Britain.   

  1. Get ready to shop till you drop in Harrods!

This exquisite department store should definitely make it onto the itinerary for your next trip – even if it is to just window shop…If you’re looking for a great souvenir or a present, then a homely bag of tea from Harrods is a great place to start.  This is terribly British but will definitely go down well with anyone looking for a momentum for their time in London.

  1. Kensington Gardens

One of the best things about London is the huge selection of green spaces.  If you’re craving an escape from the hustle and bustle of London’s busy streets, why not head into Kensington Gardens.  This is one of 8 Royal Parks in the city and covers an astonishing 242 acres. One of the most famous sights in this park is the Peter Pan statue.  The Serpentine Galleries and the Diana Memorial Fountain are also worth visiting. The Serpentine Gallery is a great option for anyone interested in contemporary and modern art.   

  1. Kensington Palace

Home to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Kensington Palace is a sight to behold.  Nowadays, you can actually visit this spectacular Royal residence, including wandering around the grounds and the various State apartments.

  1. The Royal Albert Hall

One of London’s most well-known and impressive performance venues, the Royal Albert Hall plays host to everything from film premiers to music concerts and even tennis matches!  As well as visiting for an unmissable performance, you can also take a special hour tour of the building.

  1. Finding the perfect accommodation

With so much to see and do in this little pocket of London, you need to ensure you find the right accommodation.  Park International Hotel can be found in the heart of Kensington and is a great option for anyone looking for comfort and elegance.  Ideal for groups and families, this hotel will ensure your next trip to London is memorable for all the right reasons!

 



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