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Kensington and surrounding areas

A locals' guide to Kensington and surrounding areas

"From the BBC Proms to world renowned stage shows, the Royal Albert Hall is a beautiful and historic venue."

Will Pitt

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

Rebecca Boon

"A short stroll with the kids to the Natural History and Science Museum is always a treat..."

Will Pitt

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Where do Kensington and surrounding areas locals go?

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!

Rocca

Amazing pizzas and fresh homemade pasta. Cheap and very cheerful!

Royal Albert Hall

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

The Royal College of Music

Prestigious classical music school established by royal charter in 1882.

The V&A

With over 4.5 million items in its collection, The Victoria and Albert Museum is a celebrated part of London's cultural heritage.

The Troubadour

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

Noor Jahan

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

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!

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.

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.

The Kensington Creperie

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

Muriel's Kitchen

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.

Natural History Museum

From dinosaurs to volcanoes, a great day out for all the family!

Nam Long

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

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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"Aptly named 'Notting Hill' (1999) starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts was set and partly filmed in Notting Hill, greatly increasing the area's popularity with tourists looking for a slice of the romance."

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Swimway Child/Parent & Baby classes

Private Venue
Small group or individual classes taught in a private house in Kensington with the pool heated to a minimum temperature of 30°C. Website

Perform


Drama dance and singing workshops that will boost children's confidence creativity and concentration skills. From September to December the children will be rehearsing the classic tale of Cinderella but with a clever twist. Website

Dance Classes

St 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 Sensory Play for Babies

Kensington central Library
We are now offering new sensory play classes at all of our venues. Classes are suitable from 4 weeks to crawling. No need to sign up for the term as we are happy for you to pay as you play. Each class will have stimulating sensory props scarves textured toys baby musical instruments parachute for peek a boo games and a grand finale of lavender bubbles to calm and relax the little ones. Classes will also give you a fantastic opportunity to meet new mums exchange advice and stories and there will be 15 minutes after every class for catch up time. Classes cost £10 per session. If you have any questions or for further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

NCT Bumps & Babies Group

David Lloyd Kensington,
Come along to the David Lloyd Kensington Gym cafe-playground every Tuesday for some NCT Bumps & Babies fun. The group is free to attend so come along for a chat and some play time with other local mums and dads. Website

Baby Rhyme Time

Kensington central Library
Songs and rhymes for children under two years old. Children and their carers can join in songs and rhymes or listen to stories. Website
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