Kensington Palace
Kensington Palace


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Tel code: 0207 | code search
Postcode: W8/SW7 | code search
Population: 78000
Council: Kensington and Chelsea Royal Borough
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Birthplace of:
Queen Victoria Virginia Woolf John Gielgud Thomas Sopwith Max Beerbohm Patrick Blackett Howard Carter Hugh Gaitskell Stirling Moss Brian Sewell Victor Horsley Harold Jones GK Chesterton Henry Wood
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Folk Customs:
April Fools Day
Baddeley Cake
Beating the Tower Boundaries
Blessing of the Throats
Bonfire Night
Changing of the Quill
Doggett's Coat and Badge Race
Footbridge Rent of one Red Rose
Hot Cross Buns for the Widow’s son
Mass for the executed Charles I
Quit Rents Ceremony
Vintners' Company Procession

Kensington Events

Last Night of the Proms

The Chocolate Show
ThisDay Festival

Boutique de Noel
Junior League of London's Boutique de Noel
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Blue Lagoon Thai Restaurant
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Olympia Cars
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Churchill Arms
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An extremely wealthy and densely populated district of west London, Kensington also has plenty of affordable attractions and acres of green, open spaces for the visitor. Kensington Palace, a magnificent royal building dating back to the 1600s, was the birthplace of Queen Victoria in 1819, and the last residence of Diana, Princess of Wales, whose life it celebrates with a rolling programme of exhibitions. The adjoining Kensington Gardens, linking directly to Hyde Park, offer delightful walks through 275 acres of beautiful trees and flower beds. Places of particular interest in the Gardens include the Albert Memorial, the Peter Pan statue and the Diana Memorial Playground, dominated by a massive pirate ship that's anchored in its own beach. Further west, Holland Park is quieter with an especially scenic Japanese garden. Kensington is characterised by Victorian and Georgian terraces, small, graceful, garden squares and very few high-rise buildings. But things can get hectic, especially at the weekends, in High Street Kensington, one of the capital's top shopping destinations. This is home to the Roof Gardens, a restaurant and nightclub where flamingos and ducks famously mingle with guests among the trees, blossoms, fountains, streams and ponds on a rooftop high above the traffic.


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Commonwealth Institute
Japanese Gallery Kensington
Kensington Palace
Leighton House Museum
Linley Sambourne House
Serpentine Gallery


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Premier Inn London Kensington (Earls Court) *book online*

Care Home

Avon House Care Home


Connoisseur Club


St Mary Abbots


Odeon Kensington


Yoga - Guru Singh


Cougar Club



Kensington and Chelsea Royal Borough


D S Jamus Dental Practice
James Hull & Associates


Corbett, Kilduff & Chua
Scarsdale Medical Centre
Scarsdale Villas Surgery

Estate Agent

Boston Gilmore
Brian Cooper & Co
Dixon David & Co
Harding Marsh & Co
Richard Henry & Co

Golf Club

Holland Park Golf School

Health and Fitness Club

Adamina Spa

Performing Arts

MacOwan Theatre

Pub and Bar

Churchill Arms
Crowne Plaza London Kensington Hotel
Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum
Lions Sports Bar
Prince Of Wales
Rat & Parrot
The Jam Tree
Windsor Castle


Arcadia Restaurant
Blue Lagoon Thai Restaurant
Cheneston's at the Milestone Hotel
Churchill Arms
Copthorne Tara

Crowne Plaza London Kensington Hotel
Greek Affair
Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum
Kensington Palace
Khan's of Kensington
Launceston Place Restaurant
Millennium Bailey's Hotel
Millennium Gloucester
Mr Jiang
Sticky Fingers
Thai Origin
The Ark
The Jam Tree
The Park Terrace
The Park Terrace
The Terrace


Ashbourne Independent Sixth Form College
Collingham College
Fox Primary School
Sion-Manning RC School for Girls
Southbank Kensington
St Barnabas and St Philip's C of E Primary School
St Mary Abbots C of E Primary School


202 Modern Service Apartments


Aaronson & Co
Dorothy A Hurrell
Hurd & Haigh


1st Airport Express Cars
Abbey Cars

Olympia Cars
Royal Chelsea Cars


MacOwan Theatre


Crowne Plaza London Kensington Hotel
Leighton House Museum
Queens Club

Sports Clubs

Imperial Jujitsu Club (Martial Arts)
Serpentine Running Club (Athletics)


Book Centre
Brook Green Bookshop
Childrens Book Centre
Nottinghill Books
Jones the Bootmaker
Urban Outfitters
C Rassell
& Clarke's
Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports
Flower Corner

Kensington Flowers
Early Learning Centre
Luscious Organic
WJ Miller Kensington
Animal Fair Of Kensington
Whittard of Chelsea
Pestle & Mortar
David Faulder Opticians
Kurt Geiger
New Isla
J D Sports
Hotel Chocolat
Whole Foods Market
Holland and Barratt
Miller of Kensington
Ernest Jones
All Saints
T K Maxx


AntikWest Ltd
Artemis Decorative Arts Ltd
Atkins Garry
Bardawil Eddy
Brower David
Cohen & Cohen
Deutsch H & W
Fredericks C & Son
German Michael Antiques Ltd
Haslam & Whiteway

Places to Stay near Kensington

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Copthorne Tara (0.05 miles)

Copthorne Tara

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In a corner of fashionable Kensington you will find the Copthorne Tara, within easy reach of the shops and restaurants of Kensington High Street, Knightsbridge, and Notting Hill. The hotel is ... More

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Seraphine Hotel (0.21 miles)

Seraphine Hotel

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Ideally located on High Street Kensington, just a few minutes’ walk from the High Street Kensington Tube Station, this modern, intimate chic hotel overlooks the magnificent Kensington Gardens and is ... More

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Uptown Reservations (0.22 miles)

Uptown Reservations

Uptown Reservations is delighted to offer the visitor superb accommodation in elegant homes in the fashionable areas of London, primarily in Kensington, Chelsea, Knightsbridge, Belgravia, the West End, Notting Hill Gate, South Kensington, Pimlico , ... More | visit website

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Milestone Hotel Kensington (0.25 miles)

Milestone Hotel Kensington

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The award-winning Milestone Hotel is the luxurious London flagship of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection. Also a proud member of the Leading Hotels of the World, the five-star Milestone Hotel ... More

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Kensington House Hotel (0.25 miles)

Kensington House Hotel
Kensington House is a contemporary town house hotel located just off High Street Kensington.

This luxury hotel in central London provides a warm welcome and a perfect base from which to explore central London.

The peace and ... More | visit website
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Royal Garden Hotel (0.26 miles)

Royal Garden Hotel

The 5-star Royal Garden Hotel in leafy Kensington, London, boasts panoramic views of Kensington Palace & Gardens, Hyde Park and London’s skyline. Combining the utmost in luxury with an unsurpassed level of service, this contemporary ... More | visit website

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Baglioni Hotel (0.32 miles)

Baglioni Hotel

Located at the Heart of Kensington, Knightsbridge and Chelsea, the Hotel overlooks Kensington Gardens and enjoys wonderful views of Kensington Palace. The property boasts one of the smartest address in the capital, between the Royal Albert ... More | visit website

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1 Lexham Gardens Hotel (0.35 miles)

1 Lexham Gardens Hotel

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1 Lexham Gardens is a conveniently located in the hart of Kensington in central London, with 56 well equipped and refurbished rooms. The Hotel is walking distance form Earls Court, ... More

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NH Harrington Hall Hotel (0.35 miles)

NH Harrington Hall Hotel

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This quality 4-star hotel is ideally located, right in the heart of London, situated in the exclusive Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, within easy reach of Knightsbridge. NH Harrington Hall offers ... More

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Citadines Apartments South Kensington (0.38 miles)

Citadines Apartments South Kensington

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In a charming traditional red brick building situated in the heart of one of London's prettiest areas, the Citadine Apartment has 92 fully equipped one or two room apartments. An independent ... More

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