Each of our 41 well-appointed rooms has been designed primarily with comfort and style in mind: bright and airy with neutral tones, crisp fresh linens and modern furnishings to complement the classic architecture of the building.

The focus of the area is Kensington High Street, a busy commercial centre with many shops, typically upmarket. The street was declared London's second best shopping street in February 2005 thanks to its range and number of shops.[5] However, since October 2008 the street has faced competition from the Westfield shopping centre in nearby White City.[6]

Kensington's famous Royal Albert Hall plays host to The BBC Proms concerts each year. As well as classical concerts, you can also see rock and pop gigs, ballet, opera and even tennis here!

The family-friendly Science Museum caters for kids of all ages. The interactive Garden area is specially designed for under fives, while the hands-on Launchpad gallery is perfect for teenagers.

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If you're a history fan, make sure you visit nearby Linley Sambourne House. Cartoonist Edward Linley Sambourne and his family lived here from 1874, and the house still contains most of the original furniture and fittings.

Following an extensive £45m refurbishment in 2012 the hotel has 708 modern guest rooms and 13 flexible meeting rooms which can seat up to 250 delegates. The hotel has a stunning private garden plus a Health Club and Spa which has a full length swimming pool, jaccuzi, sauna, steam room, treatment rooms and fully equipped gymnasium.

If you're going to be in London for more than a day, it's worth buying a Visitor Oyster Card in advance. The Visitor Oyster Card is delivered to your home before you arrive in London. It is one of the easiest ways to get around London.

Real life doesn’t always tick all the boxes, so why should your mortgage application have to? At Kensington, we understand that life can be complicated and this can make it harder for some people to secure a mortgage. So all of our lending decisions are made by experienced underwriters who will assess your application on its own merits and, if it fits our criteria, we will always try to lend.

On 29 August 1975, a bomb was planted by the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) in a shoe shop in Church Street. Robert Goad, a 40-year-old British Army bomb-disposal expert, was killed whilst trying to defuse the bomb.[9] Later, on 23 October 1975, a civilian Gordon Hamilton Fairley was killed by an IRA car bomb that targeted Conservative MP Sir Hugh Fraser.

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The building also houses Lebedev's TV channel London Live, with its news studio situated in part of the former department store, using St Mary Abbots church and Kensington Church Street as live backdrop.

In September 2015, HM Queen Elizabeth became the longest serving British monarch, a title previously held by Queen Victoria, who ruled from 1837 to 1901 and was born at Kensington Palace. You can discover more about Queen Victoria’s life and reign in the Victoria Revealed exhibition at the palace, which explores the Queen’s story in her own words using extracts from her journals and letters, in the rooms where she grew up.

The first mention of the area is in the Domesday Book of 1086, where it was written in Latin as "Chenesitone",[1] which has been interpreted to have originally been "Kenesignetun" (Kenesigne's land or meadows) in Anglo-Saxon. A variation may be Kesyngton, in 1396.[2]

Kensington Palace is celebrating the 90th birthday of Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II with a film installation, free to view in the palace.

The stylish Kensington Close Hotel in central London is located in a quiet spot close to the shops of High Street Kensington, just a few minutes’ walk from the nearest tube station.

Kensington is part of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and lies within the Kensington parliamentary constituency.

The Boulevard restaurant has an extensive choice of modern European cuisine whilst our lounge bar offers our famous afternoon tea packages as well as a range of mouth-watering cocktails

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Kensington and Kensington Mortgages are trading names of Kensington Mortgage Company Limited (registered in England & Wales No. 3049877), which has its registered office address at: Ascot House, Maidenhead Office Park, Maidenhead SL6 3QQ.

Anges de Sucre on Holland Street – the local sweetshop that was voted the best café or coffee shop in Kensington in the 2014 Timeout Loves awards – will be hosting a flower crown pop-up next weekend (Friday 14th – Sunday 16th August 2015) and is inviting people of all ages to come down! Their Crown […]

Next door to the Royal Albert Hall is the Royal College of Art, a postgraduate art and design college, which holds regular exhibitions. Look out for up-and-coming artists and designers at the annual graduate shows.

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The hotel boasts 175 rooms, including Standard, Deluxe, Family and Executive bedrooms as well 4 Junior suites offering amazing views over Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. We also have three function rooms suitable for any occasion from business meetings to wedding receptions.

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Kensington's second group of non-residential buildings is at South Kensington, where several streets of small to medium-sized shops and service businesses are close to South Kensington tube station. This is also the southern end of Exhibition Road, the thoroughfare that serves the area's museums and educational institutions.


Take a walk around Kensington's Royal Parks and you'll discover lots more attractions, including the Serpentine lake, the Albert Memorial, the Serpentine Gallery, and the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground.

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Kensington Mortgage Company Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Firm Reference No. 310336).

The head office of newspaper group DMGT is located in Northcliffe House in Kensington,[7] which is the office part of the large Barkers building. In addition to housing the offices for the DMGT newspapers Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday and Metro, Northcliffe House also accommodates the offices of the four newspapers owned by Evgeny Lebedev: The Independent, The Independent on Sunday, the "I", and the Evening Standard.[8]

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When you're in Kensington Gardens, make sure you visit Kensington Palace, the current London residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. It is also where both Queen Victoria and Diana, Princess of Wales lived. Explore the State Apartments, see Queen Victoria's bedroom, look around temporary exhibitions, stroll around the landscaped gardens and enjoy a delicious afternoon tea in the Orangery.

South Ken, as it is often referred to, is a great place to while away a whole day. As well as three of London's biggest and best museums, there're plenty of other things to do that are sure to entertain and amuse everyone in your group.

I had the great pleasure of receiving one of Appleyard London‘s exquisite bouquets this week – a wonderful gift that’s certainly brightening up my living room! A luxury flower delivery company based in the capital – but with delivery available nationwide – Appleyard London pride themselves on their boutique floral creations. Their ever-evolving range of bouquets […]

This intimate, boutique hotel in central London provides a warm welcome and a perfect base from which to explore all the capitals attractions.

Notable attractions and institutions in Kensington (or South Kensington) include: Kensington Palace in Kensington Gardens, the Royal Albert Hall opposite the Albert Memorial in Hyde Park, the Royal College of Music, the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Heythrop College, Imperial College, London, the Royal College of Art and Kensington and Chelsea College. The Olympia exhibition hall is just over the western border in West Kensington.

Kensington is a district within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in west London. The north east is taken up by Kensington Gardens, once private as the name suggests, but today a public park which has Italian and Dutch gardens, public buildings such as the Albert Memorial, the Serpentine Gallery and Speke's monument.

There's plenty of green space in Kensington – the area's home to two of London's magnificent Royal Parks: Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park.

At the Victoria and Albert Museum, you can see art and design from the past 3000 years, including ceramics, furniture, fashion, jewellery, photographs, sculpture, textiles and paintings.