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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Hella Jongerius: Breathing Colour
Hella Jongerius: Breathing Colour
Exhibitions | Until 24th September 2017 

Design Museum 2 minutes walk from Kensington

Designer Hella Jongerius draws on years of research to present Breathing Colour at the Design Museum. The installation-based exhibition explores ...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

 
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

Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity
Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity
Exhibitions | Until 29th October 2017 

Leighton House Museum 4 minutes walk from Kensington

The largest exhibition ever staged at Leighton House Museum, Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity is devoted to one of the ...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

The BBC Proms 2017
The BBC Proms 2017
Concerts | Until 9th September 2017 

Royal Albert Hall 18 minutes walk from Kensington

Held yearly at the Royal Albert Hall, the Proms is arguably the most popular season of classical music the world ...More

 
Prom 50: Beethoven, Stravinsky And Gerald Barry
Concerts | On 21st August 2017 

Royal Albert Hall 18 minutes walk from Kensington

Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla conducts the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra to perform Beethoven's Overture 'Leonore' No 3, Stravinsky's Violin Concerto In ...More

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Hassan Hajjaj: La Caravane
Exhibitions | From 5th October 

Somerset House

This October, Somerset House hosts a homecoming exhibition on British-Moroccan artist Hassan Hajjaj. The exhibition will showcase his vibrant fusion of contemporary cultures, which he has picked up ...More

Red Star Over Russia: A Revolution in Visual Culture 1905-55
Red Star Over Russia: A Revolution in Visual Culture 1905-55
Exhibitions | From 8th November 

Tate Modern

Tate Modern looks at the dramatic history of ...More

 
Modigliani
Exhibitions | From 23rd November 

Tate Modern

This November, Tate Modern takes a journey through Amedeo Modigliani's career with a major new retrospective. Responsible for some of the most memorable art of the 20th century, Modigliani continuously evolved his career, developing his ...More

Lake Keitele: A Vision of Finland
Exhibitions | From 15th November 

National Gallery

The National Gallery unites all four versions of Akseli Gallen-Kallela's Lake Keitele in its new exhibition, Lake Keitele: A Vision of Finland. Upon visiting Finland Gallen-Kallela fell in ...More

Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell Afternoon Tea
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Zetter Townhouse Marylebone Afternoon Tea
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Ham Yard Hotel Afternoon Tea
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Awarded Best Afternoon Tea at the Harden's London ...More

 
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Speakeasy bar Blind Spot at St Martins Lane ...More

 
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Luca Longobardi and chef Chris Denney, the pair behind 108 Garage, bring flavours from around ...More

 
108 Garage
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108 Garage has proven to be a big hit, with Fay Maschler giving the Notting ...More

 
Wyld Afternoon Tea, Mondrian London
Wyld Afternoon Tea, Mondrian London
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Take a step back in time with Mondrian ...More

 
Science Afternoon Tea at The Ampersand Hotel
Science Afternoon Tea at The Ampersand Hotel
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Inspired by its neighbour, The Science Museum, The ...More

 
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In September 2017 the 18-storey Royal Lancaster London - one of the best-known landmarks on ...More

 
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea
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Swanky hotel One Aldwych takes inspiration from Roald ...More

 
Wait Until Dark
Wait Until Dark
Theatre | From 4th September 

Richmond Theatre

An edge-of-your-seat thriller from the hand of Frederick Knott, best known for writing Dial M ...More

 
Fever Pitch: The Opera
Concerts | From 22nd September 

Union Chapel

The first musical version of Nick Hornby's book Fever Pitch, which famously follows the ups and downs of life supporting Arsenal Football Club, is staged at the Union Chapel, in the heart of north London ...More

Joe Moran / Dance Art Foundation: On The Habit Of Being Oneself
Joe Moran / Dance Art Foundation: On The Habit Of Being Oneself
Dance | From 28th September 

Sadler's Wells: Lilian Baylis Theatre

See the world premiere of an experimental work ...More

 
BooManchu: The Wellness Festival Weekend
Sporting Events | From 23rd September 

Fu Manchu

Boutique cycling legends Boom Cycle have teamed up with cocktail bar Fu Manchu to present the BooManchu Wellness Festival Weekend. Running for one weekend, it invites guests to ...More

Chiswick Book Festival
Chiswick Book Festival
Exhibitions | From 14th September 

St Michael & All Angels Chiswick

A long weekend of literary discussions with the likes of Jeremy Vine, Clare Balding and ...More

 
Ink
Ink
Theatre | From 9th September 

Duke of York's Theatre

Following its successful debut at the Almeida, Rupert Goold's production of Ink, James Graham's "stingingly ...More

 
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