Guest Rooms at this four star luxury hotel in Kensington are spacious with air conditioning and contemporary decor. Onsite facilities include a health club, meeting rooms and convention services. The friendly staff are attentive to all your needs, offering room service and dry cleaning. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to stay in this luxurious establishment for just a fraction of the usual price.
After a £12m refurbishment in 2012, Kensington Palace is now even more impressive. Take a tour to learn more about the palace’s former residents including Princess Diana and Queen Victoria whose exhibition includes gifts from Prince Albert and a look at her minuscule wedding dress. The beautiful gardens are another major draw here and if the weather permits you may wish to eat there alfresco. South Kensington is home to three of the capital’s most visited museums: the London Science Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Natural History Museum. All three offer a variety of family friendly activities, with the latter even offering a sleepover once a month called the Dino Snore. With free entry and interactive activities, adults and children alike will be amazed at the spectacular displays on show, including life size dinosaurs and flight simulators.
There’s fantastic shopping around every corner of central London, with the bulk of tourists flocking to Oxford Street daily. If you can’t resist this iconic street, try and get there shortly after the shops open at 9am to avoid the crowds. Alternatively, Notting Hill, located near to Kensington, is a refreshing change. The Portabello road street market is a haven for vintage and antique junkies, with WWII memorabilia, mink scarves and antiquarian maps to name but a few of their offerings. There’s also some great independent shops in the area, such as Books for Cooks which also run an onsite cafe whipping up recipes from the books in store. The food market in Notting Hill is not only a great photo opportunity but a cheap lunch alternative. Try street food favourites such as seafood paella and falafel pittas.
Kensington Roof Gardens is certainly a magical place to enjoy a cocktail in the evening. Surround yourself with pink flamingoes and beautiful landscaped gardens in the heart of London whilst enjoying panoramic views of the city. On Fridays and Saturdays there’s a nightclub for over 21’s, or you can sample some of the delicious food in the restaurant. This sophisticated nightspot is a great place to meet friends or enjoy a romantic date.