The London House Hotel is one of the most stylish and affordable hotels in Kensington London England which gives easy access to popular tourist attractions such as Kensington Palace.
About Kensington local and visitors attractions
Kensington is one of the prettiest and most vibrant areas of London, offering excellent links to other areas of the city. It is well known for its stunning range of shops, cafes and bars; as well as its historical and cultural venues all within easy walking distance of the London House Hotel.
The Royal Albert Hall is one of the most iconic, and biggest entertainment venues in the city. There is a constantly changing range of events, concerts and festivals covering all musical tastes and interests. Many of the pubs within the Kensington area host live music, especially at weekends.
Take a look too at the concerts on offer at the Royal College of Music or Kensington Town Hall; while if you want Indian culture then the Bhavan Centre is the ideal location. Want to watch some French films? Then head for the Institut Francais, which offers a wide range of options.
There are numerous high-quality restaurants and cafes throughout Kensington, as well as a great range of pubs and bars. Whole Food Market operates one of the largest organic food shops in the country, as well as a really good restaurant. Whatever your food preference be it classic British, Italian, North American, Lebanese, modern European – you can definitely find it here. The colourful, flower-bedecked exterior of The Churchill Arms is home to one of the most traditional pubs in the area. It is a great place to eat and drink.
Kensington High Street and Kensington Church Street are definitely a shopaholics delight. This is where you can find quirky stores, designer names as well as high street brands. The choice is extensive. There are lots of boutiques and young fashion outlets including brands like Zara. Over in South Kensington, there is a very cosmopolitan atmosphere with lots of art galleries, specialist cheese shops, fashion houses like Chanel, Paul Smith and Kenzo.
Looking for antiques, or vintage items? Then head for the treasure trove of discoveries to be found on Portobello Market, which is held every Saturday. Yet more vintage and antique shops can be found in the adjoining streets, as well as down Kensington Church Street.
Things to see and do in Kensington
Want some culture? Then head for South Kensington to explore some of the many museums and music venues such as The Royal Albert Hall, the Victoria & Albert Museum, The Natural History Museum, The Science Museum and Leighton House Museum. This is where you can find incredible collections of jewellery, art works, dinosaurs, rockets, steam power, furniture, costumes and much more. Find out what science holds for the future, or discover the forces that have shaped our planet. See Victorian artist’s Lord Leighton ‘palace of art’ complete with a golden dome, Islamic tiles, paintings and walls filled with incredibly intricate art work.
Go for a stroll in Hyde Park or Kensington Gardens, enjoying the beautiful trees and flowerbeds. Take a boat out on the lake, or visit Peter Pan’s Statue.
Kensington Palace itself is well worth a visit. It has been a royal palace for over four hundred years, and was home to Queen Victoria and Diana, Princess of Wales. The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge and their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis occupy one of the wings. Visitors can explore the staterooms and the great staircase, as well as enjoying fascinating exhibitions relating to the clothing style of Diana, Princess of Wales or Queen Victoria’s childhood.
How beneficial is it for visitors to book a stay in Kensington?
London House hotel is amongst the best hotels in Kensington London. This is an ideal location for visitors wanting to enjoy the cultural and historic facilities of London. It is extremely accessible from Heathrow Airport, as well as all the major railway stations. Paddington Station is only 1 stop away by Underground. There are excellent shopping facilities and wonderful parks in which to relax.