Kensington has it all, gardens, parks, palaces, museums, galleries, restaurants, hotels and so much more. It is one of the most desired areas of the capital city and welcomes millions of tourist, visitors and residents each year. This article is going to discuss and explain what it is about Kensington that is so wonderful, looking at hotels, attractions and restaurants.
Hotels in Kensington London
Where to start when there are so many wonderful options to choose from, many are rated 4-5 stars and all of them are worthy of their ratings. Each establishment within this area will offer a different experience and something to remember. Personal experiences would advise one to make a bed and breakfast reservation and if the hotel restaurant takes ones fancy then a booking can be made, however, there are so many beautiful places for one to dine in when it comes to Kensington that sampling as much as possible would be suggested.
Dining in Kensington
Here is a short list of recommendations, there are many more options but here is a collection of the best value and quality when it comes to dining in the city, with so many options made available it can be daunting, here is a list of examples of what is available.
1A Launceston Place, Kensington, London, W85RL ££££
An all-round award winning restaurant, this private dining space is a wonderful choice for couples and families to enjoy a delectable meal together, with a changing menu throughout the seasons, and a wine list to impress any connoisseur.
The Terrace on Holland Street
33c Holland Street, London, W84LX £££
Very private and quaint, with just 10 tables available reservations should be made to avoid disappointment, there’s a saying that “little of the best is better than a lot of rubbish” this has never been more true than with this restaurant.
Royal Garden Hotel, 2-4 Kensington High Street, London, W84PT £££
A delectable Asian menu that will get the mouth-watering, fantastic offers and choices available, sharers and large table bookings available, for the best duck in London confirm 24 hours in advance for the freshest and tastiest about.
11-13 Abingdon Road, London, W86AH £££
With a tasty lunch and dinner menu available, this is a great option for any time of the day, the ambience will change with the hours of the day, on the menu one can expect A La Carte, Set Menu, Sunday Menu, Tasting Menu, each will have a range of ‘English Style with a French Soul.’
47 Kensington Court, London, W85DA
With a tasty French menu available, some of the finest wines to sample, with a breakfast, lunch, early evening and weekend menu available, it goes without comment that this establishment is accommodating as well as mouth-watering.
• Serpentine Gallery
o Kensington Gardens, London, W23XA
An inspiring venue for anyone to enjoy and appreciate, this gallery often has exhibitions, shows, demonstrations and so much more for visitors to enjoy. For a day out with a difference and to get a little inspired and creative give Serpentine Gallery a visit.
• Albert Memorial
o Kensington Gardens, A Royal Park
The Albert memorial, located in Kensington Gardens is an iconic and beautiful vision, if one appreciates the outdoors and is enjoying the tranquillity and peacefulness of the gardens, then taking a moment to stand back and appreciate the vision is over whelming.
• Serpentine boating lake
o Kensington Gardens, A Royal Park
A fun experience for the entire family, taking a boat to row on the lake is not only relaxing but fun for children. Taking time out from the city to float on the water for an hour can really open the mind and allow for perspective to take over.
Getting about London via Kensington
Using the underground is going to be the best way to get about the city, it is the fastest and most cost efficient, here are each of the stations in Kensington and the connecting lines.
Notting Hill Gate – Central, Circle and District Lines
Holland Park – Central Line
High Street Kensington – Circle, District Line
Earls Court – District, Piccadilly Line
Gloucester Road – Circle, District and Piccadilly Line
South Kensington – Circle District and Piccadilly Line
N.B There is an over-head line and buses, as well as taxi’s, back cabs and private hire cars available.
It goes without saying anymore that Kensington really does have some of the best days and experiences available, with everything one could require for a perfect stay in the city, getting about the city is also simple with the connections that are available. Heading to the capital does not have to be manic, it can be a slow, relaxing and wonderful experience.