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Travelling from Gatwick Airport to Kensington

Travelling from Gatwick Airport to KensingtonGatwick Airport is some 50km south of central London on the border of Surrey and Sussex and is London's second largest airport. The distance is not a problem as there a several ways to travel into the centre of London within an hour.The Gatwick Express The most popular service is the fast train, the Gatwick Express. This runs every 15 minutes from the rail station within the airport and takes 30 minutes to get to Victoria Station in central London. Descending to the platform with lots of baggage can be an issue but you can request help from the stat...   more ⇒

Hotels in Kensington, London

  Hotels in Kensington The insiders guide to staying in Kensington This area can be found in the western part of central London and is an enclave of upmarket residentiality. Within walking distance of Kensington are Hyde Park, Chelsea, Earls Court, and Knightsbridge.  Major attractions within walking distance include Harrods, Royal Albert Hall, Museums, Kensington Palace and the many restaurants of Kings Road, Old Brompton Road and Fulham Road.     Hotels in SW7 and W8 Hotels in Kensington are generally between 3 and 4 star with a sprinking of luxury 5 star.   Budget...   more ⇒

Hotels in South Kensington London

  As we have always advocated on this website, hotels in South Kensington are a really good choice  for visitors to London. Tourism:  lots to do and see including Harrods, Albert Hall, Natural History Museum/ Restaurants: the full spectrum from Michelin Stars to Burgerking Bars: again the full range from Irish pubs to gastropubs Nightlife: Lots to do including Kings Road, Fulham Road, Boujis, Roof Gardens Transport: fantastic links on the tube direct to Theatreland, the City and Heathrow. Top rated hotels   130 Queensgate Apartments   130 Queen's Gate, Lon...   more ⇒

Discover Kensington - unique places to eat

We all know about large chain restaurants but what about trying the places that the locals in Kensington use? Many Kensington hotels offer a great, good quality dining experience but lets face it, you could be in a city in the world so get out there and try something memorable and different.    Unique Dining Experiences around Kensington London   Maggie Jones Restaurant 6 Old Court Place, Kensington Church Street  London W8 4PL  Maggie Jones is a quirky restaurant in the heart of Kensington which has a unique "off the wall" but romantic decor ideal to entertain and im...   more ⇒

Discover Kensington - interesting places to visit

  Kensington is full of things to do and see so when you have finished with the museums why not dig a little deeper?   Interesting places around Kensington London Hansom Cab Gastropub 84 Earls Court Road, Kensington, London, W8 6EG  Owned by the Morgan brothers (Piers of TV fame) and chefed by Ollie Couillard, formerly of Michelin-starred La Trompette. This is a seriously good place with a top reputation and is frequented by the upmarket locals. The front is a pub so you can just go in for a drink. Every Thursday evening is live Irish traditional music.  &...   more ⇒

Excursions: the Westminster Walk

Staying in a Kensington hotel allows you easy access to most areas of London either on foot or by tube. We are often asked by visitors to recommend a good day out which covers many attractions and as little tube journeys as possible.  So if you fancy walking a little and packing in many interesting attractions, then check out our Westminster Bridge walk which is all flat terrain, easy access and packed with things to do and see.   We start by taking the Circle and District tube line from any of the three Kensington tube stations (High Street Kensington, Glou...   more ⇒

Short Let Apartments in Kensington

  The Natural History Museum in South Kensington - a major (and essential) attraction   Kensington London is a prime place to stay and if you want more home comforts, you may wish to book a serviced apartment.  It is possible to book just one night for your visit.   Citadines South Kensington Apartments 35a Gloucester Rd, London, London, SW7 4PL, England The Citadines Apartments are located on a fairly quiet side road of Cromwell Road. All attractions in Kensington and South Kensington are easily walkable. Studios and one bedroom apartments for up to 4 persons. [more..] &n...   more ⇒

Shopping in Kensington

Apart from visiting the sights and attractions of Kensington, its also a great place to shop for those unusual things not found in the big high street stores.  So get out of your hotel and find a cash machine! If you are looking to shed some serious cash then take a trip to Kensington in South West Central London.  Here is where you will find an array of superb individual stores as well as boutique shops that are as chic as the shores of St. Tropez.   The Sampler in South Kensington Firstly if you are after some fine wines, then head to The Sampler at 35 Thurloe Place. Located ...   more ⇒

Explore Kensington in one day

A 1 day walk around London's Kensington If your hotel is located in Kensington then it's worth spending a day exploring the local places of interest and getting some exercise at the same time!Make your way to South Kensington tube station which can be found just off Cromwell Road close to the Natural History Museum. From here you can pick up the signs to the Victoria and Albert Museum which is open daily from 10 am daily. There are no less than 145 exhibition galleries which would take weeks to cover. The entrance to the Victoria and Albert Museum If time is against you then we recommend th...   more ⇒

Travelling from Heathrow Airport to Kensington London

Travelling into Kensington from Heathrow Airport can be undertaken in several ways and your final choice will be a decision based on finance, time and convenience. For the traveler in a hurry or with several suitcases, the easiest way is by car. You can either take a taxi or prebook a mini cab. Outside each of the 5 airport terminals a taxi stands. These are clearly indicated on the airport terminal signage.  If you are approached by someone offering a ride then it will almost certainly be an unlicensed mode of transport. Official blackcabs will not tout for business, they will wait on ...   more ⇒

Discover Kensington - unique things to do and see

Everyone knows about the Museums, Harrods, the Royal Albert Hall and such like but what about niche attractions that are mainly geared up for locals and visitors in the know?   Unique attractions around Kensington   The History Studios 164 Brompton Road, SW3 1HN Situated in the south of Kensington on the border with Knightsbridge is the History Studio.  Here you can select your historical costume and have an old time portait taken. Themes range from Tudor right through to Wild West and Chicago gangster! Costumes and make up applied by professionals for a very realistic finish. ...   more ⇒