15 Mar A guide to: Kensington
An iconic area filled with the most beautiful Victorian houses on one end, and on the other a vast array of boutique shops, restaurants, and hotels.
Kensington is one of the jewels of London’s distinguished history, home to the Royal Albert Hall, Natural History Museum and The Design Museum. Fun Fact, in the ’60s due to the high numbers of Australian and New Zealanders, Earls Court, an area of Kensington, used to be called “Kangaroo Valley”. Nowadays, it is still a hub for international travellers, making its tube and rail stop one of the most commuted stations in the district.
It’s leafy Victorian residential streets and squares are frequent, with a variety of green spaces such as Kensington Gardens and Holland Park breaking up the historic brickwork. Especially during the summer days, the area flourishes and becomes alive, perfect for family days out. Some people apply for courses which take place in the park, fitness classes or morning yoga, are amongst the more popular ones. Finally, as the high streets are filled with luxurious shops and restaurants, you’re sure to find something to pass the time.
Some great neighborhoods you must visit is the famous Notting Hill and Portobello Road area. Explore the specialist stores of Portobello Market, and you might stumble upon a piece of history.
For us, Kensington is of great importance, as we have our headquarters in Portobello and reception space in Earls Court, which is where we welcome all our guest and introduce them to their London adventure. You can book now to see more of London.