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St Mary Abbots Parish Church Designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott, the most famous and most sought after architect of his day, St Mary Abbots Church on Kensington High Street is a fine cathedral-like church (it seats up to 700) broadly based on early decorated style. Sir George - the architect famous for designing the Foreign Office, Glasgow University, the Midland Grand Hotel at St Pancras railway station and the Albert Memorial in Kensington Gardens, never did see the finished result. While the church was completed in early 1872 and consecrated on 14th May of that year, the spire and tower were not completed until seven and a half years later, a year after Scott's death. Characterised by a relatively plain interior in the main body, the church's chancel, altar and reredos - of alabaster, marble and Italian mosaics - are more elaborate. The exterior elements are excellently grouped and balanced, one of Scott's great architectural skills.

 

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Holiday Inn London - Kensington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £72  25% off
Wrights Lane, W8 | 3 minutes from St Mary Abbots Parish Church
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The Milestone Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £313  27% off
1 Kensington Court, W8 | 4 minutes from St Mary Abbots Parish Church
'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
 
 
 
Baglioni Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £228  33% off
60 Hyde Park Gate, SW7 | 6 minutes from St Mary Abbots Parish Church
You can really tell the Italian influence on this London branch of the Roman boutique hotel group. Not only is it located a short step from ... More
 
 
 
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Kensington Town Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Hornton Street, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from St Mary Abbots Parish Church
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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Kensington Palace State Apartments
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Kensington Gardens, Kensington, London W8 | 4 minutes from St Mary Abbots Parish Church
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 1981 ... More
 
 
 
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18 Stafford Terrace (Linley Sambourne House)
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18 Stafford Terrace, Kensington, London W8 | 5 minutes from St Mary Abbots Parish Church
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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Japan House
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
101-111 Kensington High Street, W8 | 2 minutes from St Mary Abbots Parish Church
A cultural centre, shop, cafe and restaurant, Japan House offers a window into Japan from the heart of west London. Located on Kensington High Street, the ... More
 
 
 
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Design Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
224-238 Kensington High Street, Bankside, London W8 | 8 minutes from St Mary Abbots Parish Church
In 2016 the Design Museum moves from is long standing home at Shad Thames to a venue three times the size, the former Commonwealth Institute building ... More
 
 
 
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Holland Park
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Holland Park Avenue / Kensington High Street, Holland Park, London W8 | 10 minutes from St Mary Abbots Parish Church
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 don’t ... More
 
 
 
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WOW: City Lights And Woodland Shade
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St Mary Abbots Parish Church, 101-111 Kensington High Street, W8 | 2 minutes from St Mary Abbots Parish Church
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Easter Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt at Kensington Palace
London > Events > Seasonal  Dates: 4th to 19th April 2020
St Mary Abbots Parish Church, Kensington Gardens, W8 | 4 minutes from St Mary Abbots Parish Church
The Easter Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt returns to the official residence of the young royals, Kensington Palace, for the second time this year. Who knows, you ...More
 
 
 
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Coronet Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
103 Notting Hill Gate, Bayswater, London W11 | 10 minutes from St Mary Abbots Parish Church
A non-for-profit venue with a performance space especially popular for experimental dance, theatre and music, the Coronet Theatre began as The Print Room, ... More
 
 
 
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The Coronet
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
103 Notting Hill Gate, Kensington, London W11 | 10 minutes from St Mary Abbots Parish Church
Originally built in 1898 as a theatre, Notting Hill's Coronet is now the place to go for a good, old-fashioned cinema experience. The dcor harks back ... More
 
 
 
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Gate Theatre
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11 Pembridge Road, Notting Hill, London W11 | 11 minutes from St Mary Abbots Parish Church
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MAC Cosmetics
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28a Kensington Church Street, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from St Mary Abbots Parish Church
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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London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
6397 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 2 minutes from St Mary Abbots Parish Church
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163 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from St Mary Abbots Parish Church
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Feng Sushi
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
24 Kensington Church Street, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from St Mary Abbots Parish Church
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My Old Dutch - Kensington
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16 Kensington Church Street, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from St Mary Abbots Parish Church
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Dirty Bones Kensington
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20 Kensington Church Street, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from St Mary Abbots Parish Church
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London > Education > Evening Classes
23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from St Mary Abbots Parish Church
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
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165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 12 minutes from St Mary Abbots Parish Church
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Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 22 minutes from St Mary Abbots Parish Church
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London Archers
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Perks Field, Kensington Palace, Kensington, London W8 | 4 minutes from St Mary Abbots Parish Church
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
 
 
 
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Kensington Gardens
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Princes Square, Bayswater, London W2 | 10 minutes from St Mary Abbots Parish Church
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The Churchill Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
119 Kensington Church Street, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from St Mary Abbots Parish Church
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Devonshire Arms W8
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37 Marloes Road, Kensington, London W8 | 7 minutes from St Mary Abbots Parish Church
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71 Palace Garden Terrace, Kensington, London W8 | 8 minutes from St Mary Abbots Parish Church
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Piano
London > Nightlife > Bars
106 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from St Mary Abbots Parish Church
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
 
 
 
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Hyde Kensington
London > Nightlife > Bars
1-1a Kensington High Street, W8 | 3 minutes from St Mary Abbots Parish Church
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Bloom
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
2 Kensington High Street, W8 | 3 minutes from St Mary Abbots Parish Church
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Kensington Roof Gardens
London > Business > Venue Hire
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 2 minutes from St Mary Abbots Parish Church
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
 
 
 
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Kensington Conference and Events Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Hornton Street, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from St Mary Abbots Parish Church
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Kensington Palace
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Kensington Gardens, Kensington, London W8 | 4 minutes from St Mary Abbots Parish Church
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