Kensington is a neighborhood in London. The district is located in the west of the city, north of Chelsea and Fulham. Kensington is a wealthy area and is considered one of the most expensive areas in London. The area is also known as ‘Kensington and Chelsea’ or simply ‘Chelsea’.
One of the biggest advantages of Kensington is that it is so close to other popular areas of London. For example, it’s only a 10-minute bus ride from Oxford Circus. This makes it easy to get to other parts of the city if you’ve had a little fun in Kensington.
what to do in Kensington
In Kensington there are a number of attractions that you should not miss. There is the Kensington Palace and the Victoria and Albert Museum. The Natural History Museum is one of the largest natural history museums in the world, featuring everything from dinosaurs to animals and minerals. The Science Museum is also a must-see, with exhibits on science and technology through the years. The world famous Royal Albert Hall can also be found in Kensington, on the edge of Hyde Park.
There is also plenty to do for shopaholics, because in Kensington you will find the famous high street with all kinds of different shops.
Kensington High Street
Kensington High Street is one of the most visited shopping streets in London. Kensington High Street runs west to east through Kensington and there are all kinds of shops from clothing and shoe stores to bookshops and department stores. It is a lively street with lots to see and do. There are also many restaurants and cafes, so you can always stop for a drink or something to eat. It really is a place where you can spend hours, so if you are looking for some diversion, this is the perfect place for you!
how do you get there?
underground stations South Kensington, Gloucester Road, Holland Park or Notting Hill gate