Kensington Square  

 
 
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Kensington Square, Kensington, Kensington and Chelsea, London W8
 
 

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Welcome to our guide for the area around Kensington Square in Kensington and Chelsea. Below we present a selection of upcoming events, local attractions and great places to eat and shop.

The nearest station to Kensington Square is High Street Kensington Tube Station which is about 1 minutes to the West.

Kensington Square is in the London area of Kensington.

 

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Gloucester Road Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
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Young Street NCP
 
2 minutes walk
 
Hornton Street Car Park
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London's Best Events 2017

Discover what's on in London 2017 with our comprehensive guide to the best events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London 2017 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

 
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Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £61  31% off
Scarsdale Place, W8 | 2 minutes from Kensington Square
On a quiet residential corner just off High Street Kensington, this high rise hotel benefits from a wealth of shops, restaurants and bars outside its door. ... More
 
 
 
The Milestone Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £251  31% off
1 Kensington Court, W8 | 4 minutes from Kensington Square
'Luxury' best sums up these rooms and apartments overlooking Kensington Palace and Gardens in one of London's most coveted positions. Apartments come with fireplaces, en-suite marble ... More
 
 
 
Royal Garden Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £119  24% off
2-24 Kensington High Street, W8 | 4 minutes from Kensington Square
The Royal Garden's main attraction is the view it offers over Hyde Park, towering as it does over the well-kept royal gardens of Kensington Palace. As ... More
 
 
 
 
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Events near Kensington Square

Near Kensington Square
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Designs of the Year 2016
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 24th November 2016 to 19th February 2017
Kensington Square, 224-238 Kensington High Street, W8 | 7 minutes from Kensington Square
The Design Museum's annual Designs of the Year awards have become a much anticipated feature of the design calendar. And in 2016 there's an added sense ...More
 
 
 
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Now On
New Old: Designing For Our Future Selves
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 12th January to 19th February 2017
Kensington Square, 224-238 Kensington High Street, W8 | 7 minutes from Kensington Square
Marking the 30th anniversary of Helen Hamlyn's pioneering New Design for Old exhibition at the Boilerhouse Project, which stemmed from the philanthropist's focus on the design ...More
 
 
 
Ongoing
Beazley Designs Of The Year
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 24th November 2016 to 19th February 2017 - 10am-5.45pm
Kensington Square, 224-238 Kensington High Street, W8 | 7 minutes from Kensington Square
The ninth annual celebration, showcasing the cutting-edge of architecture, fashion, products, transport, graphics and digital design, with references ranging from Tate Modern's Switch building to the ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Kensington Square

Near Kensington Square
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Royal Albert Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 11 minutes from Kensington Square
Classical music, rock, pop and jazz, sporting events, galas, banquets and balls and the world-famous Proms series all take place within the Royal Albert Hall's ... More
 
 
 
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Royal College of Music
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 12 minutes from Kensington Square
The Royal College of Music is the school where Gustav Hoilst, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Benjamin Britten, James Galway, Joan Sutherland and Ralph Vaughan Williams learnt their ... More
 
 
 
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Science Museum IMAX
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, South Kensington, London SW7 | 13 minutes from Kensington Square
The huge IMAX screen - ten times bigger than the average screen - at the Science Museum is one of the few places in London where ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Kensington Square

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Kensington Square
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St Mary Abbots Parish Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Kensington High Street, W8 | 3 minutes from Kensington Square
Designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott, the most famous and most sought after architect of his day, St Mary Abbots Church on Kensington High ... More
 
 
 
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Kensington Town Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Hornton Street, Kensington, London W8 | 4 minutes from Kensington Square
Soon after the amalgamation of Kensington with Chelsea in the seventies the two old town halls were replaced with a joint civic centre, the current Kensington ... More
 
 
 
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18 Stafford Terrace (Linley Sambourne House)
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
18 Stafford Terrace, Kensington, London W8 | 5 minutes from Kensington Square
For a virtually untouched and immaculately preserved slice of Victorian living, visit this delightful building. One of the only genuine Victorian townhouses remaining and virtually unchanged ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Kensington Square

The best shops and markets near Kensington Square
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Whole Foods Market
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
6397 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 2 minutes from Kensington Square
The Barkers Building on Kensington High Street used to house an entire department store so you can imagine how much fresh, good-for-you food you can fit ... More
 
 
 
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Hotel Chocolat
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
163 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from Kensington Square
The High Street Kensington branch of Hotel Chocolat has an in-store cafe where weary shoppers can re-charge their batteries with a mug of Liquid Chocolat - ... More
 
 
 
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MAC Cosmetics
London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
28a Kensington Church Street, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from Kensington Square
Ultra-chic, ultra-hip cosmetics with colours to die for, all imported from Canada. A must-have for the cosmetics connoisseur. For a treat you can book a session ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Kensington Square

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Babylon at the Roof Gardens
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from Kensington Square
Richard Branson's rooftop restaurant-come-nightclub at Kensington Roof Gardens is a favourite with the glam girls of Kensington, who can be seen at all hours sipping cocktails ... More
 
 
 
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Saf Kensington
London > Restaurants > Vegetarian restaurants
The Barkers Building, Whole Food market 1st Floor, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from Kensington Square
Vegetarian Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Bone Daddies Whole Foods Market
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
63-97 Kensington High Street, The Barkers Building, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from Kensington Square
Two years on from the ramen boom of 2012, when Bone Daddies ramen bar arrived in Soho with a bang, Bone Daddies comes to Kensington with ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Kensington Square

Near Kensington Square
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The London School of Painting and Drawing
London > Education > Evening Classes
23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from Kensington Square
Evening and weekend classes in life drawing and painting, taught by tutors from the Slade School of Fine Art and the Royal Society of British Sculptors. ... More
 
 
 
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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 11 minutes from Kensington Square
There are plenty of initiatives trying to get kids involved in science, but the Dana Centre, an extension of the Science Museum, is the first one ... More
 
 
 
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The LookOut, Hyde Park
London > Education > Other Attractions
Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 23 minutes from Kensington Square
Hidden in a copse of trees in Hyde Park, The LookOut is a tranquil haven in the heart of London. Home to the Isis Education Centre, ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Kensington Square

Kensington Square gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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The Roof Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from Kensington Square
Although a restaurant, clubbing and event venue, the extraordinary Kensington Roof Gardens are still accessible to the general public during the day if there are no ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Archers
London > Leisure > Activities
Perks Field, Kensington Palace, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Kensington Square
An excellent members archery club that shoots in the grounds of Kensington Palace in summer and in Pimlico in winter. Archery is a totally satisfying sport, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Holland Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Ilchester Place, Holland Park, London W8 | 10 minutes from Kensington Square
Pretty, petit Holland Park is the ideal location for those wanting to escape the clamour of the city but who don't want to travel too far ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Kensington Square

The best pubs near London Kensington Square.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Devonshire Arms W8
London > Nightlife > Pubs
37 Marloes Road, Kensington, London W8 | 5 minutes from Kensington Square
Always a popular hangout with the South Kensington locals, The Devonshire Arms had a fresh lick of paint in 2014 and emerged with its proper pub ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Abingdon
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
54 Abingdon Road, Kensington, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Kensington Square
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The Scarsdale
London > Nightlife > Pubs
23A Edwards Square, Kensington, London W8 | 8 minutes from Kensington Square
If pubs were judged by their location and setting, The Scardale Tavern in Kensington would top many lists for this really is quaint London at its ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Kensington Square

Kensington Square clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Piano
London > Nightlife > Bars
106 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 2 minutes from Kensington Square
If you ask your friends about this place, not many will know. It's not wildly off the beaten track either, situated directly opposite High Street Ken ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hyde Kensington
London > Nightlife > Bars
1-1a Kensington High Street, W8 | 3 minutes from Kensington Square
Opposite Kensington Palace, an area not known for its nightlife, Hyde Kensington cocktail bar has a drinks list by world ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ping
London > Nightlife > Bars
180-184 Earl's Court Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | 10 minutes from Kensington Square
We can't help but feel that Boris Johnson would approve of Ping, a cavernous venue which serves cocktails, pizzas and ping pong (or whiff whaff if ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Kensington Square

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Kensington Square.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Kensington Roof Gardens
London > Business > Venue Hire
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from Kensington Square
An oasis high in the sky above Kensington High Street, the Roof Gardens comprises one and a half acres of themed gardens. These gardens surround an ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Kensington Conference and Events Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Hornton Street, Kensington, London W8 | 4 minutes from Kensington Square
Kensington Conference and Events Centre, Just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington Underground Station, Kensington Chelsea and Events Centre is a highly adaptable, purpose-designed ... More
 
 
 
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Kensington Palace
London > Business > Venue Hire
Kensington Gardens, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Kensington Square
Conference facilities can accomodate for up to 1040 people.... More
 
 
 
 

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Lucy Raven: Edge Of Tomorrow
Exhibitions | Until 12th February 2017 

Serpentine Gallery 2.3 miles from Kensington Square

The first UK solo exhibition of the New York-based artist featuring a site-specific installation depicting what happens between behind the ...More

Zaha Hadid: Early Paintings and Drawings
Zaha Hadid: Early Paintings and Drawings
Exhibitions | Until 12th February 2017 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery 2.3 miles from Kensington Square

The Serpentine Sackler Gallery hosts a tribute exhibition to Dame Zaha Hadid this December. Already in the planning, the exhibition ...More

 
Lockwood Kipling: Arts and Crafts in the Punjab and London
Lockwood Kipling: Arts and Crafts in the Punjab and London
Exhibitions | Until 2nd April 2017 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2.39 miles from Kensington Square

Lockwood Kipling, father to Rudyard Kipling, was an influential but largely unknown figure in the Arts and Crafts movement and ...More

 
Late Medieval To Early Renaissance 1250-1500
Exhibitions | Until 11th July 2017 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2.39 miles from Kensington Square

Examine the visual arts in an era of profound cultural, intellectual and social change....More

You Say You Want a Revolution: Records & Rebels 1966-70
You Say You Want a Revolution: Records & Rebels 1966-70
Exhibitions | Until 26th February 2017 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2.39 miles from Kensington Square

Taking its title from the famous 1968 Beatles song, this major V&A exhibition ...More

 
Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear
Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear
Exhibitions | Until 12th March 2017 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2.39 miles from Kensington Square

Tighten your girdle. This spring the V&A tells the story of underwear, from the sensory to ...More

 
HiddenCity: The Enchanted Mirror
HiddenCity: The Enchanted Mirror
Tours | Until 1st March 2017 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2.39 miles from Kensington Square

Following Scrooge's Cryptic Christmas Trail in 2013, HiddenCity launched another festive trail in 2014 and it continues through this year's ...More

 
Cirque Du Soleil: Amaluna
Cirque Du Soleil: Amaluna
Theatre | Until 4th February 2017 

Royal Albert Hall 2.47 miles from Kensington Square

Written and directed by Tony Award-winning director Diane Paulus, Cirque du Soleil's 33rd production is a celebration of love. The ...More

 
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016
Exhibitions | Until 10th September 2017 

Natural History Museum 2.57 miles from Kensington Square

Swarming mayflies, ethereal killer whales and curious foxes are among the creatures captured on camera at this year's Wildlife Photographer ...More

 
Fear and Love: Reactions to a Complex World
Fear and Love: Reactions to a Complex World
Exhibitions | Until 23rd April 2017 

Design Museum 3.38 miles from Kensington Square

One of three opening exhibitions at the Design Museum in its brand new Kensington home presents eleven newly commissioned installations ...More

 

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Bedales at Leadenhall
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A hidden wine bar and vault found beneath the cobblestone alleys of Leadenhall Market. ...More

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Described by The Guardian as the "gallerist with the golden touch" Marian Goodman opened her ...More

 
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Robert De Niro's Covent Garden luxury boutique hotel, The Wellington Hotel, opens in 2019, brought ...More

 
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Shake Shack Canary Wharf
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A critically acclaimed 'roadside' burger stand, Shake Shack has earned a cult like following around ...More

 
Bluebird Cafe
Bluebird Cafe
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The Kings Road restaurant adds a second branch to its name with Bluebird Cafe at ...More

 
Tamarind Kitchen
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With a menu designed by Peter Joseph, head chef at the Michelin starred Tamarind, this less formal sibling also puts traditional Moghul cuisine centre-stage....More

Bunga Bunga Covent Garden
Bunga Bunga Covent Garden
Dining 

An underworld restaurant brimming with old school Italian glamour and a reproduction of the Trevi ...More

 
Lululemon Regent Street
Lululemon Regent Street
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The largest Lululemon store in Europe, with workout gear loved by celebrities, an in-store cafe, ...More

 
Parabola
Parabola
Dining 

On the first floor of the Design Museum, Parabola offers seasonal dishes by day, a ...More

 
Monty's Deli
Monty's Deli
Dining 

Salt beef, pastrami, pickles and mustard piled between rye bread slices....More

 
Plot Kitchen
Plot Kitchen
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A converted unit in the historic Tooting Broadway Market provides the setting for Plot....More

 
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Imelda Staunton stars in two London stage shows in 2017, David Tennant and Damian Lewis ...More

 
 
 
 
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