The focal part of the area is Kensington High Street, where you'll find a superb selection of upmarket shops, high culture, arts, fine dining and entertainment. With all the popular high street names as well as luxury boutiques, Kensington High Street is a welcome change from busy Oxford Street. South Kensington and Earls Court stations connect you to every corner of the city, with direct trains to London's major international airports.

South Kensington Tube

Holland Park

High Street Kensington

Natural History Museum

Kensington Gardens

What's in the area:

Kensington Palace is a must-see spot, whether you want to step into the rooms that Queen Victoria once resided or simply fancy an amble through the Sunken Garden's solitary oasis.

World renowned museums like the Victoria and Albert Museum, Science Museum and Natural History Museum are based here, and popular event venues like the The Royal Albert Hall, Earls Court, 02 Shepards Bush Empire and Olympia Exhibition Centres draw many visitors to the area. A park inside a park, Kyoto Gardens is a beautiful traditional Japanese garden in Holland Park with free-roaming peacocks which is ideal for a picnic on a Summer's day.

What we recommend:

  • Chug ales amongst unique Churchill memoribillia at The Churchill Arms, one of the most famous pubs in town.
  • Dine at The Roof Gardens’ Babylon restaurant on Kensington High Street while taking in spectacular views of London.
  • Keep an eye out for what’s on at the Earls Court & Olympia Exhibition Centre. A host of events take place here throughout the year from exhibitions to gigs.
  • Have dinner in one of the many ethnic restaurants that are located in Earls Court.


Babylon Restaurant

The Churchill Arms

Earls Court & Olympia Exhibition Centre

Recommended by Londoners

Kensington Roof Gardens

"The views from Kensington Roof Gardens are simply stunning"

Marian, Shoreditch


The Orangery

"I highly recommend the Royal Afternoon Tea at The Orangery at Kensington Palace"

Sharon, Muswell Hill


Victoria & Albert Museum

"Stroll around the V & A and then take a break by the beautiful central fountain"

John, Bermondsey


Hummingbird Bakery

"The Red Velvet Cake from The Hummingbird Bakery is delicious as are their cupcakes"

Tanielle, South Kensington


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