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A locals' guide to Kensington

"I love this quaint mews just off Earls Court Road..."

Robert Swann

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

Will Pitt

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

Alexis Zaranis

What is your favourite place?

Where do Kensington locals go?

Rassell's

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

Kensington Gardens

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

Eggbreak

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.

Royal Albert Hall

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

The Kings Head

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

The Scarsdale Tavern

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

Noor Jahan

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

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!

Jeff de Bruges

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

The V&A

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

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 Roof Gardens

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

Nam Long

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

Natural History Museum

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

Caffe Concerto

Café and restaurant with live music.

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

What do you love about Kensington?

Why do you find Kensington a great place to live?

Camilla

"I love Kensington because I was born here and it has not really changed a great deal. I walk though he Church Yard of the Church where I was Christened, and past the cake shop that made my Christening cake. I can throw bread at the ducks swimming in the same ponds as I did when taken to the park as a child. I can look in the window of the antique shop where my grandmother bought my 21st birthday present. The hospital where I w... more

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"Gloucester Road used to be called Hogmore Road, but was renamed when the Duchess of Gloucester moved in at the beginning of the nineteenth century."

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Child-friendly activities near Kensington

Perform-Drama Workshops

Kensington United Reformed Church,
Drama, dance and singing workshops that will boost children's confidence, creativity and concentration skills. 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

Baby and Toddler Group

St. George's Campden Hill,
An opportunity for under 5s and all who care for them to come play, chat, have a cup of tea, and make new friends. Website

Fire Tech Camp

Science 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)

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

Rhyme time

Kensington central Library
20 mins singing time there is fantastic. Usually very very busy, but kids seem to love it. Come early to grab a nice seat.

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
  1. About Kensington

    Kensington is a district of west London, within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. An affluent and densely-populated area, its commercial heart is Kensington High Street and it contains the well-known museum district of South Kensington. To the north, Kensington is bordered by Notting Hill; to the east, by Brompton and Knightsbridge; to the south, by Chelsea and Earl's Court; and to the west, by Hammersmith and Shepherd's Bush. The focus of the area is Kensington High Street, a busy commercial centre with many shops, typically upmarket. The street was declared London's second best shopping street in February 2005 thanks to its range and number of shops. Kensington is, in general, an extremely affluent area, a trait that it now shares with its neighbour to the south, Chelsea. The area has some of London's most expensive streets and garden squares, including Edwardes Square, Earls Terrace - an exclusive redevelopment of Georgian Houses, The Phillimores, and Wycombe Square - a new build development done to a very high standard.

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