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Kensington and surrounding areas

A locals' guide to Kensington and surrounding areas

"Off Earl's Court Road there are some delightful painted houses like those on Wallgrave Road."

Robert Swann

"It's amazing how peaceful the streets off Earls Court Road are when there's so much on the doorstep..."

Alexis Zaranis

"Adjoining Hyde Park, Kensington Palace and its gardens offer a beautiful backdrop for days out in the sun."

Rebecca Boon

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Where do Kensington and surrounding areas locals go?

The Kings Head

Tucked away off Earls Court Road, this pub is great for a catch up with friends or a cosy date.

Maroush Bakehouse

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!

The Scarsdale Tavern

One of London's best-kept secrets. Great for a drink after work or a weekend watering hole...

Kensington Gardens

The perfect spot for a game of rounders in the summer...

Parson's Nose

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.

Royal Albert Hall

A great piece of architecture completed in 1871 and famous for holding the BBC Proms annually each summer since 1941.

The Roof Gardens

An oasis on a roof top - it's certainly an unusual place to find a garden, complete with ducks and flamingos!

The Kensington Creperie

Every crêpe imaginable, amazing for people watching... Order the crêpe complete and wonder how you ever made do without one before.

Nam Long

Cool bar and good Vietnamese food - if you like rum, drop £17 on a Flaming Ferrari!

Noor Jahan

The best Indian in South Kensington. Everything is good, especially the chicken bhuna!

The V&A

The V&A on a summer's day in The John Madejski Garden - quintessential South Kensington!

The Troubadour

'50s café in Earl's Court that also includes a deli, a gallery and a club!

Hyde Park

Stunning views at sunset in London's back garden....

Jeff de Bruges

Belgian boutique chocolate in the heart of South Kensington. Great for currency with the mother-in-law!

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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