Attractions in Kensington  

 

Kensington Attractions by category: Historic Buildings (6), Art Galleries (2), Attractions for Kids (2), Museums (2), Parks and Gardens (2), Other Attractions (1)

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Serpentine Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Kensington Gardens, Kensington, London W2 | in Kensington
Found in the middle of leafy Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, there are two galleries that go by the name of The Serpentine, the original... More
 
 
 
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Natural History Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Cromwell Road, Kensington, London SW7 | in Kensington
The Natural History Museum is sure to impress even the most jaded of children. This ornate museum is home to more than 70 million specimens... More
 
 
 
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Leighton House Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
12 Holland Park Road, Kensington, London W14 | in Kensington
Leighton House is one of the most opulent museums in London, and its small scale makes it easy enough to explore thoroughly in an afternoon.... More
 
 
 
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Kensington Palace State Apartments
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Kensington Gardens, Kensington, London W8 | in Kensington
Originally a private country house, public visitors are now warmly welcomed into Kensington Palace, the birthplace of Queen Victoria and home to Princess Diana between... More
 
 
 
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Science Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Exhibition Road, Kensington, London SW7 | in Kensington
The Science Museum in South Kensington houses one of the most comprehensive collections looking at the development of science and industry, and it is all... More
 
 
 
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Cromwell Road, Kensington, London SW7 | in Kensington
The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) was originally founded in 1852 to inspire and educate British designers and manufacturers. Today it... More
 
 
 
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18 Stafford Terrace (Linley Sambourne House)
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
18 Stafford Terrace, Kensington, London W8 | in Kensington
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... More
 
 
 
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Royal College of Art
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Kensington Gore, Kensington, London SW7 | in Kensington
The Royal College of Art is one of London's most prestigious art colleges and the world's only wholly postgraduate university of art and design. Students... More
 
 
 
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18 Stafford Terrace
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
18 Stafford Terrace, Kensington, London W8 | in Kensington
For a virtually untouched and immaculately preserved slice of Victorian living, visit Edward Linley Sambourne a delightful museum and one of the few genuine... More
 
 
 
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Brompton Oratory
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Brompton Road, Kensington, London SW7 | in Kensington
Built in 1884, in the Italianate Baroque style, the Brompton Oratory is an exact imitation of the Church of the Gesu in Rome and sports... More
 
 
 
The Gilbert Collection
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Victoria and Albert Museum, Kensington, London SW7 | in Kensington
Following the closure of The Gilbert Collection at Somerset House on 27 January 2008, it re-opens in June 2009 at its new permanent home at... More
 
 
 
Theatre & Performance Galleries
London > Attractions > Museums
Victoria and Albert Museum, Kensington, London SW7 | in Kensington
The V & A's Theatre and Performance galleries open in March 2009 replacing those at the Theatre Museum in Covent Garden, closed since 2007. The... More
 
 
 
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Albert Memorial
London > Attractions > Sights
Kensington Gardens, 27 Princes Square, Kensington, London W2 | in Kensington
This 180ft Victorian bronze gilt statue in Kensington Gardens is a tribute to Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert, and was erected following his death through... More
 
 
 
Jameel Gallery at the V & A
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Cromwell Road, Kensington, London SW7 | in Kensington
This gallery at the celebrated V & A is the premier exhibit of Islamic art in Britain today. Tracing Muslim art from its roots in... More
 
 
 
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Holland Park
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Holland Park Avenue / Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | in Kensington
Small, pretty park in west London. Pretty, petit Holland Park is the ideal location for those wanting to escape the clamour of the city but who... More
 
 
 
Serpentine
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Hyde Park, Kensington, London W2 | in Kensington
The Serpentine lake gets its name from its curved shape which snakes around to the west of Hyde park. It's fed by a pure underground... More
 
 
 
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Museum of Instruments
London > Attractions > Museums
Royal College of Music Prince Consort Road, Kensington, London SW7 | in Kensington
The RCM Museum of Instruments was started in 1894 with a donation from Sir George Donaldson. Today it features over six hundred instruments, some of... More
 
 
 
Polish Institute & Sikorski Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
20 Princes Gate, Kensington, London SW7 | in Kensington
Museum of Polish militaria, predominantly relating to the Polish Armed Forces during World War Two in the West. There are also some rare exhibits relating... More
 
 
 
Andipa Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
162 Walton Street, Kensington, London SW3 | in Kensington
The Andipa family have a long history in dealing with fine art, stretching back as far as 1593. Their Walton Street gallery is relatively more... More
 
 
 
Crane Kalman Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
178 Brompton Road, Kensington, London SW3 | in Kensington
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Stephanie Hoppen
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
17 Walton Street, Kensington, London SW3 | in Kensington
This intimate and sophisticated gallery exhibits distinctive artists from all over the world. Located in the fashionable area of Walton Street with its cluster... More
 
 
 
Baden-Powell House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
65-67 Queen\'s Gate, Kensington, London SW7 | in Kensington
Baden-Powell House is now a modern 180 room budget hostel welcoming both Scout and Guide members but also open to the general public. It also... More
 
 
 
Japanese Gallery Kensington
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
66D Kensington Church Street, Kensington, London W8 | in Kensington
Japanese woodcut exhibitions are held regularly, as are sales of Japanese wood block prints. The gallery provides insurance valuation and framing can be done while... More
 
 
 
Brompton Road
London > Attractions > Sights
Kensington, London SW7 | in Kensington
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Kensington Town Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Hornton Street, Kensington, London W8 | in Kensington
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... More
 
 
 
Manor Street Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
PO Box 17320, 18 Chelsea Manor Street, Kensington, London SW3 | in Kensington
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The Paddock, Kensington Gardens
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Bayswater Road, Kensington, London W2 | in Kensington
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Peacock House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
8 Addison Road, Kensington, London W14 | in Kensington
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Rainbow Suite
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | in Kensington
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Rotten Row
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Hyde Park, Kensington, London W2 | in Kensington
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Home Futures
Home Futures
Exhibitions | Until 24th March 2019 

Design Museum 2 minutes walk from Kensington

The Design Museum concludes 2018 with an exhibition about the idea of Home Futures. A place where people engage with ...More

 
Peter Barber: 100 Mile City And Other Stories
Exhibitions | Until 27th January 2019 

Design Museum 2 minutes walk from Kensington

In the first ever exhibition of his work, the acclaimed British architect and urbanist explores the constraints and possibilities presented ...More

Eat & Drink Festival
Eat & Drink Festival
Foodie Events | Until 25th November 2018 

Olympia London 10 minutes walk from Kensington

Returning to Olympia London for the second time this year, the Eat & Drink Festival brings together an exciting line-up ...More

 
Diana: Her Fashion Story
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2018 

Kensington Palace State Apartments 12 minutes walk from Kensington

Celebrate the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, in a major exhibition of her dresses, which trace the evolution of ...More

Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Concerts | On 21st November 2018 

Royal Albert Hall 18 minutes walk from Kensington

At the core of this New Zealand-based rock band are singer, guitarist and songwriter Ruban Nielson and bassist Jake Portrait....More

Cherise Adams-Burnett
Concerts | On 21st November 2018 

Royal Albert Hall 18 minutes walk from Kensington

A night of calypso songs from the vocalist and her accompanying musicians....More

Father Christmas at the Royal Albert Hall
Father Christmas at the Royal Albert Hall
Kids Events | Until 24th December 2018 

Royal Albert Hall 18 minutes walk from Kensington

Children and their families are taken on an hour long Christmas experience through enchanted spaces within the Royal Albert Hall, ...More

 
Bury The Dead
Theatre | Until 24th November 2018 

Finborough Theatre 20 minutes walk from Kensington

An anti-war protest play first performed in 1936 that deals with a military problem when six dead soldiers stand up ...More

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Monsieur Le Duck
Monsieur Le Duck
Dining 

Six month pop-up between Liverpool Street Station and Spitalfields focusing on duck cooked three ways, ...More

 
Soho Wala
Soho Wala
Dining 

With Chef Preet Tandi at the helm, Soho Wala offers regional Indian cooking in a ...More

 
Form&Thread
Form&Thread
Shopping 

The first bricks and mortar menswear store from Rich Jean and Chris Bell, specialising in ...More

 
Lost Boys Pizza & Croque Monsieur
Lost Boys Pizza & Croque Monsieur
Dining 

The neighbourhood pizza hangout in Camden offers black ...More

 
Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse
Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse
Shopping 

Single origin chocolate and flavoured ganaches are beautifully displayed at this exquisite chocolate shop by ...More

 
Science Gallery
Attractions 

Open since summer 2018, the new Science Gallery is a new venue within a Grade II listed Georgian building at the foot of the Shard in London....More

Miracle at Henrietta Hotel
Miracle at Henrietta Hotel
Seasonal | From 23rd November 

Henrietta Hotel

This Christmas, New York's Miracle on 9th Street ...More

 
Goose Island Shoreditch Brewpub
Drinking 

Get microbrews exclusively available at the Goose Island Shoreditch Brewpub....More

Snow Queen: Tutti Frutti
Snow Queen: Tutti Frutti
Theatre | From 3rd December 

Bush Theatre

Mike Kenny's adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale about two best friends in ...More

 
Snow Queen: Tutti Frutti
Snow Queen: Tutti Frutti
Theatre | On 25th November 

Artsdepot

Mike Kenny's adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale about two best friends in ...More

 
Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals
Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals
Dance | On 18th May 

Hammersmith Apollo

See ten of the top professional dancers from ...More

 
Strictly Come Dancing: The Live Tour
Strictly Come Dancing: The Live Tour
Dance | From 9th February 

The O2 Arena

Foxtrotting and waltzing its way across the country, ...More

 
Fatboy Slim
Fatboy Slim
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 21st February 

SSE Arena, Wembley

20 years since 'You've Come A long Way Baby', 17 years after the infamous Big ...More

 
The Prince Akatoki
The Prince Akatoki
Hotels 

A new combined brand from StayWell and The Prince Hotels Inc - one of Japan's ...More

 
The Merry Wives of Windsor
Theatre | From 7th December 

Barbican Centre

The Royal Shakespeare Company presents Shakespeare's comedy of suburbia, wives and over-inflated egos at the Barbican. Fiona Laird directs the hilarious comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor, with ...More

Artesian
Artesian
Nightlife 

One of London's most glamorous hotel cocktail bars within one of London's oldest hotels, the ...More

 
London Welsh Centre
Entertainment 

A cultural and community centre on Grays Inn Road the London Welsh Centre has been promoting Welsh culture and language in London since 1937....More

Take That
Take That
Concerts | From 2nd May 

The O2 Arena

The chart-topping pop trio of singer-songwriter Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald performs old ...More

 
Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey
Concerts | On 11th December 

The O2 Arena

The Grammy-winning American superstar returns with her best-selling pop and R&B hits in a seasonal ...More

 
Bjorn Again
Bjorn Again
Concerts | From 20th December 

Shepherd's Bush Empire

Considering they're a satirical parody of a certain successful Swedish pop outfit, Bjorn Again has ...More

 
London Events 2019
Article 

Cate Blanchett comes to the National Theatre in 2019, the Spice Girls reunite and Christian Dior is the Designer of Dreams at the V&A. Two new musicals are dedicated to Dolly Parton and Mary Poppins, ...More

January in London 2019
January in London 2019
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Cate Blanchett storms the stage, Catherine Tate arrives in the West End and Cirque ...More

 
December in London 2018
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Christmas favourites like The Nutcracker, Carols at The Royal Albert Hall and the Santa Dash return along with a Festive Feast at Hampton Court Palace and a new puppet show from the puppeteers behind ...More

December in London 2018
December in London 2018
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Christmas favourites like The Nutcracker, Carols at The Royal Albert Hall and the Santa ...More

 
Best Events in London for October Half Term
Best Events in London for October Half Term
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London Hotels for Art Lovers
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Bespoke art works and Instagram worthy interiors. ...More

 
 
 
 
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