Kensington and surrounding areas
A locals' guide to Kensington and surrounding areas
"I love this quaint mews just off Earls Court Road..."Robert Swann
"There's a buzz around Earl's Court that you can escape, walking down the handsome crescents and residential streets."Robert Swann
"The Science Museum is a must-see attraction in London that's been around since the 1800s."Sameer El-Sebai
Where do Kensington and surrounding areas locals go?
A top-quality butchers that also offers butchery classes. As well as a branch on Old Brompton Road, there are two additional shops in Putney and Fulham.
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British food from the farm. Lots of fresh dishes served at lunch and dinner in rustic surroundings.
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The V&A on a summer's day in The John Madejski Garden - quintessential South Kensington!
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Royal Albert Hall
A great piece of architecture completed in 1871 and famous for holding the BBC Proms annually each summer since 1941.
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The Kings Head
Tucked away off Earls Court Road, this pub is great for a catch up with friends or a cosy date.
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The Kensington Creperie
Every crêpe imaginable, amazing for people watching... Order the crêpe complete and wonder how you ever made do without one before.
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Little Chelsea Fish Market
A lovely restaurant specialising in seafood dishes made using fresh fish delivered daily from boats off the English coast.
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Healthy homemade salads, tempting sweet treats and delicious breakfasts to rival any brunch menu, Muriel's Kitchen is part of a small yet well-established chain.
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Eggs as many ways as you can imagine... This restaurant is particularly good for brunch and it's close to Notting Hill Underground Station too.
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The Hollywood Arms
Located in the heart of Chelsea, The Hollywood Arms is a luxurious bar and restaurant serving premium drinks and fresh British food.
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Cool bar and good Vietnamese food - if you like rum, drop £17 on a Flaming Ferrari!
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Really fresh Lebanese cuisine moments from Earl's Court Underground Station. Get the set menu and you'll have enough for your lunch the next day!
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The Anglesea Arms
Charles Dickens was a local at this pub when he lived over the road at 11 Selwood Terrace. The Great Train robbery was also planned from the back room in this pub!
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"Set amongst and overlooking beautiful Kensington Gardens, Kensington Palace was built in 1605 and has been dramatically extended and redesigned over the centuries. It is currently home to Prince William, Kate and their son George."
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Child-friendly activities near Kensington and surrounding areas
Fun football coaching for children from 18 months to 7 years. Timetable: Nippers - 18months to 2.5 yrs - Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am-10.45am Runners - 2.5 yrs to 3.5 years - Tuesdays and Thursdays 10.45am - 11.30am and 3.30pm-4.15pm Racers - 3.5yrs to 5 yrs - Tuesdays and Thursdays 4.15pm-5pm Over 5s - Tuesdays and Thursdays 4pm-5pm Prices vary depending on age group.
Royal College of Music Museum
The RCM Museum of Music is full of musical treasures dating from the 15th century onwards. Website
Dance ClassesSt Cuthbert With St Matthias Primary School
Learn Hip Hop Jazz Contemporary choreography and MTV routines with our fantastic team of fun and funky teachers. From your favourite pop routines and commercial dances the sultry strut of Fosse jazz the high kicking buzz of Cabaret the fun of dancing like Fred and Ginger or the freedom of contemporary we have the very best teachers. Our teachers are accredited by RADA Laban Reebok ISTD IDTA Mountview Academy & more.
Culture Kids Music ClassesKensington central Library
Culture Kids music classes are like no other as each class is based on one of more than 40 different lesson plans. There is a different theme each week and not one of the classes is repeated within the school year. During the class the children listen and play along to music look at flash cards and photographs explore toys and props dance sing dress up read stories and do role play which all adds up to a fun packed 45 minute session. We also use a variety of different instruments in class and again many are native to the countries that the children are learning about. Culture Kids music classes are a sensory explosion! A child's brain is like a sponge the more information you fill it with the more it will absorb. You are never too young to learn through fun!
Fire Tech CampScience Museum
Fire Tech Camp provides computer tech holiday camps in the UK. Our expert trainers teach the skills to build apps games robots code and other cutting-edge technologies. Mother-of-two Jill Hodges founded Fire Tech Camp in 2012 after experiencing the lively tech camp scene for children in the USA and failing to find something similar for her own kids back in the UK. The London camps are based in Imperial College. Time at the computer screen is broken up with creative activities games in Hyde Park and an excursion to the nearby Science Museum. Camps include: * Video Game Design (ages 9-14) * Robotics (ages 9-12) * Intro to Physical Computing and Arduino (ages 14-18) * Java & Greenfoot Coding (ages 12+) * Python Coding (ages 14+) * Stop Motion and 2D Animation (ages 9-12) * 3D Animation with Movie Storm (ages 12+) * Digital Music (ages 9-12 and 12-17)
Pregnancy Yoga in South Kensington
Yoga is the ideal exercise for pregnant woman. Pregnancy yoga is widely recommended by midwives and doctors to expectant mothers as a way of keeping fit and mobile, and helps to relieve discomforts sometimes associated with pregnancy such as back pain, tightness in breathing, sciatica, SPD, and swelling of the joints. It also gives you space to strengthen, open and relax your entire body, creative a positive and centered mindspace to prepare your for your labour. Website
Perform-Drama WorkshopsKensington United Reformed Church,
Drama, dance and singing workshops that will boost children's confidence, creativity and concentration skills. Website
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Why not explore some other local areas:
- Earls Court
- South Kensington
- Holland Park
- West Kensington
- Notting Hill
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