One of the most affluent areas of London, Kensington is also one of the most entertaining, with three of the city’s finest museums found close to one of the finest London shopping areas along Kensington High Street. The many Kensington hotels provide easy access to all of this and provide an excellent base for any London visitor.
Three Iconic Museums in Kensington
London is full of exciting museums, but three of the best-loved and most fun can be found in South Kensington, all of them along Cromwell Road near Hyde Park. The
Natural History Museum
Victoria & Albert Museum
offer a diverse range of interesting exhibitions that you could easily spend all day wandering around.
Getting to Kensington
Kensington is well served by the London Underground network, with stations including High Street Kensington (Circle, District Lines), Gloucester Road and South Kensington (Circle, District and Piccadilly). There are also buses available to places such as
, Victoria and King's Cross, and even as far afield as Clapham Junction and Golders Green.
Kensington Pubs and Bars
Given its reputation, it is no surprise that Kensington is packed full of wonderful, welcoming pubs and bars that each offer an interesting evening out. The Churchill Arms is one of London's many Fuller's inns, serving ales made by London's most famous brewer. As well as this, the outside of the pub is decorated with stunning plants, which has seen it awarded the London in Bloom award twice. The Crown & Sceptre provides a fine selection of beers as wines, as well as an exciting, varied food menu. The Warwick Arms provides all the ales, wines and cocktails you could wish for.
You may think that an area like Kensington is only going to offer dining options that will require you to take out a loan in order to pay for them. While expensive eateries certainly exist here, there are plenty of reasonably priced establishments that can offer you a quality meal such as Cote or Bombay Brasserie.
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