For a slice of British history, a stay in this deluxe four star superb Victorian hotel in Kensington is a perfect choice. Each luxury guest room is air conditioned, with complimentary toiletries, coffee and tea making facilities and modem access. Room service, valet parking and currency exchange are all offered by the conscientious staff, whilst both a gym and business centre are onsite to cater for both the leisure and business traveller. If you are travelling with children, rest assured there is also a babysitting service available.
Kensington is one of London’s most beautiful boroughs and also home to three of the city’s most visited museums. The Natural History museum lets you explore planet earth through it’s species both living and extinct, it’s geology and plants. Family activity packs are available so children can get involved with the exhibits and learn fun facts about the dinosaurs that roamed the earth or the incredible precious stones that came from underground. Once a month, the museum also opens it’s doors to the Dino Snore, a sleepover for young children and their parents to explore the museum by night.
The Royal Albert Hall is also located within Kensington, and is one of the capital’s most iconic venues. You’ll be able to catch a wide variety of shows and performances here, including acts by your favourite comedians and singers. The venue has an intimate atmosphere, making it a romantic evening out for special occasions, just make sure you book tickets ahead. For a traditional English pint, head to The Anglesea Arms on Selwood Terrace, where Charles Dicken’s once lived at number 11. This traditional pub dates back to 1712, and benefits from having a large terrace which is perfect for warm evenings. The food here is highly recommended, and if you’re visiting on a Sunday don’t forget to try the British classic Roast Dinner.
The King’s Road is a chic strip of boutiques, bars and restaurants and a less crowded shopping destination than say Oxford Street. You won’t find any flagship stores here, but there is a good selection, including a big Zara, furniture favourite Heals and Brora. The Saatchi Gallery is also located along here, a free contemporary art museum with changing, often quirky, exhibitions. This beautiful art space is often much less crowded during the week, compared to the Tate, and although not as large, it provides a relaxing afternoon to peruse some works by both emerging and established artists.