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 (or V & A as everyone calls it) was originally founded in 1852 to inspire and educate British designers and... 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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California: Designing Freedom
Exhibitions | Until 15th October 2017 

Design Museum 2 minutes walk from Kensington

Picking up the story in the 1960s, the exhibition charts the journey from the counterculture to Silicon Valley's tech culture....More

California
California
Exhibitions | Until 15th October 2017 

Design Museum 2 minutes walk from Kensington

A landmark exhibition, California at the Design Museum is the first to examine a state's current global reach. From LSD ...More

 
Sandcastles
Exhibitions | Until 25th June 2017 

Design Museum 2 minutes walk from Kensington

The piece features a series of large-scale sandcastles, each up to 2.5 metres tall, designed by leading UK architects....More

Opera Holland Park: Don Giovanni
Concerts | Until 24th June 2017 

Holland Park Theatre 3 minutes walk from Kensington

Oliver Platt is the director of this production of Mozart's operatic masterpiece, about the libertine Don Giovanni, whose promiscuity and ...More

House & Garden Festival
House & Garden Festival
Exhibitions | Until 24th June 2017 

Olympia Exhibition Centre 10 minutes walk from Kensington

A new summer festival for London, the four-day House & Garden Festival brings together three lifestyle events: Spirit of Summer ...More

 
GROW London
GROW London
Exhibitions | Until 24th June 2017 

Olympia Exhibition Centre 10 minutes walk from Kensington

It blossomed in Hampstead but in 2017 GROW London uproots and moves west to Olympia as part of the new ...More

 
The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia
Exhibitions | Until 24th June 2017 

Olympia Exhibition Centre 10 minutes walk from Kensington

Exhibitions & Art, Art Fair....More

Spirit of Summer Fair
Spirit of Summer Fair
Exhibitions | Until 24th June 2017 

Olympia Exhibition Centre 10 minutes walk from Kensington

Hosted by House & Garden magazine, the Spirit of Summer Fair becomes part of the first ever House & Garden ...More

 
Diana: Her Fashion Story
Diana: Her Fashion Story
Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2017 

Kensington Palace State Apartments 12 minutes walk from Kensington

Twenty years on from her death, Kensington Palace traces the evolution of Princess Diana's style in Diana: Her Fashion Story. ...More

 
Enlightened Princesses
Exhibitions | Until 12th November 2017 

Kensington Palace State Apartments 12 minutes walk from Kensington

This exhibition brings together over 200 objects owned by three German princesses who were married into the British Monarchy, Caroline, ...More

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Nobu Shoreditch
Nobu Shoreditch
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At the heart of Nobu Hotel Shoreditch, this stunning 240-seat restaurant is the place to ...More

 
VQ Aldgate
VQ Aldgate
Dining 

Famous for staying open 24 hours VQ is a great spot, day or night, for ...More

 
Shikumen Aldgate
Dining 

Shikumen at Dorsett City follows in the footsteps of its flagship restaurant at Dorsett Shepherds Bush, which has received Bib Gourmand from the Michelin guide inspectors....More

The Ivy Tower Bridge
The Ivy Tower Bridge
Dining 

Part of the Ivy's brasserie style restaurants, this one has a rather good riverside location ...More

 
Tom Simmons
Tom Simmons
Dining 

Tom Simmons, a former star of MasterChef: The Professionals, dishes up cockle popcorn, laverbread mayonnaise ...More

 
Rola Wala
Rola Wala
Dining 

After the success of Street Feast residencies Rola Wala serves up authentic, healthy, every day ...More

 
Tibits Bankside
Dining 

Displaying over vegetarian 40 dishes, tibits retains its showcase centrepiece at its second London restaurant....More

The Oystermen Seafood Bar and Kitchen
The Oystermen Seafood Bar and Kitchen
Dining 

The Oystermen, aka Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton, ...More

 
Duddell's
Duddell's
Dining 

A sibling to Duddell's in Hong Kong, akin to walking into the home of a ...More

 
Gabeto
Gabeto
Dining 

Modern brasserie in Camden Market with Lee Andrews, formerly of Chiltern Firehouse, as head chef ...More

 
Hampstead Beach
Hampstead Beach
Seasonal | From 2nd July 

JW3

Summer's coming to Hampstead with an urban beach at JW3 with golden sand, free entry, ...More

 
Waiting for Godot
Theatre | From 5th September 

Arts Theatre

Samuel Beckett's controversial Waiting for Godot comes to the Arts Theatre in September. The show sees Didi and Gogo and their aching feet pass the time playing games near a tree while they wait for ...More

Venus In Fur
Venus In Fur
Theatre | From 6th October 

Haymarket Theatre Royal

David Ives' hit Broadway show Venus in Fur opens in the West End this August, ...More

 
The Majority
The Majority
Theatre | From 11th August 

National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre

Writer and performer Rob Drummond follows on from his acclaimed production Bullet Catch with another ...More

 
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There's need to leave town when you're in search of sand, feel the grains ...More

 
The Revolution will be Photocopied
The Revolution will be Photocopied
Exhibitions | On 1st July 

Bishopsgate Institute

Create your own protest publication in a zine-making ...More

 
Plywood: Material Of The Modern World
Plywood: Material Of The Modern World
Exhibitions | From 15th July 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

From hatboxes to tea chests, surfboards to aeroplanes, ...More

 
The City Is Ours
The City Is Ours
Exhibitions | From 14th July 

Museum of London

More than half the world's population live in urban areas and that percentage is even ...More

 
Art Night London 2017
Art Night London 2017
Exhibitions | On 1st July 

Whitechapel Gallery

Stay up all night on Saturday 1st July for Art Night, a night of free ...More

 
Eid Festival 2017
Eid Festival 2017
Exhibitions | On 2nd July 

Trafalgar Square

Where Christians have Christmas, Muslims have Eid - which gives you an idea of how ...More

 
Barnes Film Festival
Film Events | From 29th September 

Various Venues London

The Barnes Film Festival returns for a second year in 2017, offering an alternative to the central London film festivals dominating the scene. The festival brings together the great and good of south west London's ...More

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London's street food scene has really taken ...More

 
September in London 2017
September in London 2017
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The Wellcome Collection explores the relationship between graphic design and health, The London Design ...More

 
 
 
 
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