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18 Stafford Terrace is the former home of the Punch cartoonist Edward Linley Sambourne in the 1870’s. This gorgeous house in Kensington is full of Edwardian and Victorian antiques and curiosities, as well as displays of his work for the satirical magazine. Journey back in time with a guided tour of this exquisite home, and if you visit on the weekends, tours are conducted by costumed actors to really bring the anecdotes and history alive. Other historical points of interest nearby include the Leighton House Museum and of course three of London’s greatest museums, the Victoria and Albert, the Natural History and the London Science Museum. If you’re visiting with children, they’ll love the interactive displays, family trails and activity packs on offer at the latter three.
Kensington is a shoppers paradise, with High Street Kensington offering up high street brands, the Kings Road covering luxury shopping and nearby Portobello Market, in Notting Hill, selling vintage and antique objects and fashions. There’s also a Saturday food market just off the King’s Road which sells gourmet delicacies to take home for gifts or nibble right there and then. Expect homemade pastries, ravioli and pork pies as well as an oyster bar. For dining out, The Botanist in Sloane Square serves up delicious dishes from breakfast until dinner, and is also a great place to meet friends for predinner drinks or a morning coffee.
Despite the bustle, London is full of tranquil pockets where you can relax in the form of the Royal Parks. Hyde Park was once the hunting ground of Henry VIII, but today is a place for picnics, boating on the Serpentine Lake, swimming in the Lido and playing sport. The Summer months welcome live music concerts and outdoor cinema events, whilst Winter plays host to the fabulously popular Winter Wonderland which includes rides, an ice rink and German Market style food and drink stalls.