Kensington, located in Central London is a district within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea that is highly famous for its affluent culture. Known for its outstanding museums, gardens, mansion houses, the city is also popular amongst travellers from all round the globe. The city offers many accommodation options, including cheap and budget hotels in Kensington.
World famous for its large elegant department stores including Harrods, this city in Central London offers a number of top class accommodation options like Eden Plaza Kensington Hotel for people planning to book hotels in Kensington.
Things to Do in Kensington
Popular for its immaculate buildings and beautiful gardens, Kensington initially was a small rural village during the early 1800s. Over the years the city has transformed into a beautiful place famous for its elegant department stores, luxury restaurants, antique shops and fashionable clothing outlets. Some major attractions for people looking for hotels in Kensington are:
Royal Kensington Palace and Gardens – The grandest building in Kensington, the palace is the birthplace of Queen Victoria. Currently the official London residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge- Prince William and Kate Middleton, the place is a must watch for visitors to this region. The Kensington Gardens, spread over 100 hectares of land, are planted with magnificent trees and ornamental flower beds. Merging with Kensington Gardens is Hyde Park and together the two form the largest open space in inner London. The gardens also house the famous Peter Pan Statue built for children, the Serpentine Gallery and several other famous buildings. The Serpentine Gallery is home to several modern art exhibitions. Another famous building that is a must visit is the Royal Albert Hall, the venue for several world famous concerts and festivals. Other nearby places to visit include Madame Tussauds, Imperial College
Museums – A trip to Kensington is incomplete without a visit to the three magnificent museums located on the Exhibition Road. The Natural History Museum, The Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum offer visitors an insight into the subjects of natural history, science and technology and the culture and styles of several countries. Visitors are enthralled by the enormous exhibits at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Whether you are interested in looking at the royal dress collection or unique art pieces or oriental carpets, the museum displays a huge collection. The entry to all these museums displaying unique and beautiful exhibits is free.
Shopping – Highly famous for its big departmental stores Kensington provides visitors an opportunity to look for designer clothes, shoes and silver antiques. Some important places to visit include Bayswater, Beauchamp Place, Bonhams, Earl’s Court Road and the world famous Harrods. Apart from these big stores housing luxury restaurants, eating joints and multi storied many shopping complex, one can explore the streets surrounding Portobello Road which are full of stalls selling antique china, silverware, furniture, jewellery, clothing and lots more. Other places to visit include Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace, Kensington Station, London Eye, and Knightsbridge.
Apart from the various attractions and places of interest, another factor which plays a key role in helping you choose hotels in Kensington is the public transport. Kensington is well served by public transport and is very well connected to several surrounding districts.