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Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall

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

Kensington Gardens

Kensington Gardens

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

Muriel's Kitchen

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.

Jeff de Bruges

Jeff de Bruges

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

The Scarsdale Tavern

The Scarsdale Tavern

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

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

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

The Roof Gardens

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

The Kensington Creperie

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

The Kings Head

The Kings Head

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

The Anglesea Arms

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!

Rocca

Rocca

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

Noor Jahan

Noor Jahan

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

Rassell's

Rassell's

Dating back to 1897, this family-run garden centre has been supplying the Kensington and Chelsea residents for generations!

Parson's Nose

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 Royal College of Music

The Royal College of Music

Prestigious classical music school established by royal charter in 1882.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Kensington, Earls Court, South Kensington, Holland Park, West Kensington, Notting Hill, Bayswater, Chelsea, Knightsbridge and Fulham

"Notting Hill Carnival is the second largest festival in the world behind Rio's Carnaval."

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

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

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

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Swimway Child/Parent & Baby classes

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

Baby Spa

Baby Spa
The spa sessions use hydrotherapy, dynamic movement and massage to promote a range of physical and emotional benefits for your newborn. Website

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

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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

Parenting support & advice


Parenting Consultancy company offers support and advice to parents on topics such as feeding, weaning, sleeping difficulties, temper tantrums & post natal depression amongst others. Website

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