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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Underground Stations

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Gloucester Road Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
 
 
Car Parks

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Young Street NCP
 
2 minutes walk
 
Hornton Street Car Park
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Holiday Inn London - Kensington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £72  39% off
Wrights Lane, W8 | 2 minutes from Kensington Square
One of the biggest Holiday Inn hotels in Europe, the Holiday Inn London - Kensington was rebranded at the end of 2016 introducing a new open ... More
 
 
 
The Milestone Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £313  27% 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 £133  42% 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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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 9th June to 13th October 2018 - 1.30pm-4.30pm
Kensington Square, Central Library, 12 Phillimore Walk, W8 | 3 minutes from Kensington Square
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Ongoing
Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008-2018
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 28th March to 12th August 2018
Kensington Square, 224-238 Kensington High Street, W8 | 7 minutes from Kensington Square
Taking the global financial crash of 2008 as its starting point and looking at the unsettled decade since, Hope to Nope explores the different ways political ...More
 
 
 
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Ongoing
Azzedine Alaia: The Couturier
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 10th May to 7th October 2018
Kensington Square, 224-238 Kensington High Street, W8 | 7 minutes from Kensington Square
A major new exhibition at the Design Museum, Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier explores the career and creative process of the famed couturier and shoe designer. Before ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Kensington Square

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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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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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Bone Daddies Kensington
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
1st Floor, Whole Foods Market, 63-97 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from Kensington Square
Following on from the original Soho location, Bone Daddies has now launched in Kensington, within health food store Whole Foods. Steering away from sushi, this restaurant ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Kensington Square

Near Kensington Square
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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.
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Kensington Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Princes Square, Bayswater, London W2 | 12 minutes from Kensington Square
Technically two different parks, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens are in practical and historical terms one huge, merging expanse. Almost every kind of outdoor pursuit takes ... 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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Azzedine Alaia: The Couturier
Azzedine Alaia: The Couturier
Exhibitions | Until 7th October 2018 

Design Museum 7 minutes walk from Kensington Square

A major new exhibition at the Design Museum, Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier explores the career and creative process of the ...More

 
Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008-2018
Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008-2018
Exhibitions | Until 12th August 2018 

Design Museum 7 minutes walk from Kensington Square

Taking the global financial crash of 2008 as its starting point and looking at the unsettled decade since, Hope to ...More

 
Opera Holland Park: Ariadne Auf Naxos
Concerts | Until 27th July 2018 

Holland Park Theatre 10 minutes walk from Kensington Square

Antony McDonald directs Richard Strauss's opera set at a party held by the richest man in Vienna, where a tragic ...More

Opera Holland Park
Opera Holland Park
Concerts | Until 28th July 2018 

Holland Park Theatre 10 minutes walk from Kensington Square

The annual Opera Holland Park is a highlight of summer in London, when the temporary structure of Holland Park Theatre ...More

 
Prom 7: Jacob Collier And Friends
Concerts | On 19th July 2018 

Royal Albert Hall 11 minutes walk from Kensington Square

Jules Buckley conducts Metropole Orkest, Jacob Collier, Take 6 and guests performing new tracks....More

IVF: 6 Million Babies Later
IVF: 6 Million Babies Later
Exhibitions | Until 2nd November 2018 

Science Museum 13 minutes walk from Kensington Square

The Science Museum celebrates 40 years of IVF with its major new exhibition, IVF: 6 Million Babies Later. Exploring the ...More

 
Life in the Dark
Life in the Dark
Exhibitions | Until 6th January 2019 

Natural History Museum 13 minutes walk from Kensington Square

A new exhibition at the Natural History Museum, Life in the Dark explores how different breeds of animals thrive without ...More

 
Superbugs: The Fight For Our Lives
Superbugs: The Fight For Our Lives
Exhibitions | Until 28th February 2019 

Science Museum 13 minutes walk from Kensington Square

We don't mean to scare you but superbugs kill close to 700,000 people a year globally. In free exhibition Superbugs: ...More

 
Sensational Butterflies
Sensational Butterflies
Kids Events | Until 16th September 2018 

Natural History Museum 13 minutes walk from Kensington Square

From chomping caterpillars to beautiful butterflies, the Natural History Museum comes alive at summer with the arrival of the tropical ...More

 
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017
Exhibitions | Until 9th September 2018 

Natural History Museum 13 minutes walk from Kensington Square

The annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is a highlight of the year at the Natural History Museum, consistently ...More

 

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Chapel Down at Le Meridien Piccadilly
Foodie Events | From 24th July 

Le Meridien Piccadilly

England's leading winery, Chapel Down comes to London this summer, bringing its fine Kentish wines to Le Meridien Piccadilly. Taking over a hidden balcony at the hotel, the ...More

Maple Westfield
Maple Westfield
Dining 

From ETM, the group behind The Botanist Sloane Square, Maple in Westfield is a bar ...More

 
Terrazza Martini
Foodie Events | From 30th July 

Covent Garden Piazza

Synonymous with aperitivo culture for 150 years, Martini brings its iconic Terrazza Martini to Covent Garden this summer. The four-week pop-up will see the famous piazza transformed into a quintessentially Italian sanctuary complete with a ...More

Harvey Nichols, Fifth Floor Bar
Harvey Nichols, Fifth Floor Bar
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The Harvey Nichols Fifth Floor Bar is a ...More

 
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This vast emporium is not just the largest Topshop in the country - it is ...More

 
Travelodge London City
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This flagship Travelodge hotel between Aldgate East and Aldgate tube stations is the largest new ...More

 
Kahani
Dining 

The first solo restaurant from Peter Joseph, Kahani brings contemporary Indian dishes to Chelsea....More

Endo at The Berkeley
Endo at The Berkeley
Foodie Events | From 21st July 

The Berkeley

He was one of the original pioneers behind Zuma and now, just for the summer, ...More

 
The Jam Shed Supper Club
The Jam Shed Supper Club
Foodie Events | From 24th July 

Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall

A brand new rooftop dining experience for summer 2018, The Jam Shed Supper Club brings ...More

 
HowTheLightGetsIn Festival
HowTheLightGetsIn Festival
Concerts | From 22nd September 

Kenwood House

The world's largest philosophy and music festival, HowTheLightGetsIn ...More

 
Felicity Ward
Felicity Ward
Comedy | From 12th November 

Soho Theatre

Appearing on Netflix as part of the series Live From The BBC and with her ...More

 
The Guilty Feminist
Comedy | On 23rd July 

Kings Place

Join comedian Deborah Frances-White and a guest MC for a comedy podcast recorded in front of a live audience, to discuss topics all 21st-century feminists agree on while confessing the insecurities, hypocrisies and fears underlying ...More

Tish
Tish
Dining 

Contemporary kosher restaurant and bar in Belsize Park offering an all-day menu of European cuisine ...More

 
Abandoman: Pirate Radio
Abandoman: Pirate Radio
Comedy | From 1st October 

Soho Theatre

Fast-paced musical comedy sketches and hip hop improvisations from Irish hip-hop musical comedian, Rob Broderick, ...More

 
Brewhouse & Kitchen Hoxton
Brewhouse & Kitchen Hoxton
Drinking 

Underneath the arches of Hoxton Station, on the ...More

 
I'm Not Running
I'm Not Running
Theatre | From 2nd October 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre

The world premiere of David Hare's new play I'm Not Running stars a strong cast ...More

 
Mamasons Dirty Ice Cream
Mamasons Dirty Ice Cream
Dining 

Founded by second generation Filipino Londoners Omar Shah and Mae Maglanoc, Mamasons opened this ice ...More

 
Mamasons Dirty Ice Cream
Mamasons Dirty Ice Cream
Dining 

Bringing Filipino street-style 'dirty' ice cream to London, Mamasons Dirty Ice Cream is named after ...More

 
Company Wayne McGregor: Autobiography
Company Wayne McGregor: Autobiography
Dance | From 26th July 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

This immersive dance performance choreographed by Wayne McGregor ...More

 
Levan
Levan
Dining 

Following the success of Salon, Nicholas Balfe and his team head further south to Peckham ...More

 
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