London – What To Do In Kensington And Chelsea

London is one of the world’s must visit cities. It is world class in terms of art, fashion, music, and dining. But what makes London special are it’s unique and diverse neighbourhoods. Visiting the different neighbourhoods or boroughs of London is almost like visiting a whole new location.

What To See in Kensington and Chelsea

Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace is located in Kensington Gardens and is the royal residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. Kensington Palace is also often used by the handsome Prince Harry, which makes if worth a visit if only to offer a chance to spot the cheeky prince.

The state rooms of Kensington Palace are currently open to the public.

Kensington Palace – cc Chris Coomber

Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum contains the world’s largest collection of decorative arts and design. The collection spans over 5,000 years of art works, as well as the most comprehensive collection of post classical sculpture, as well as the best collection of East Asian and Islamic art in Europe.

For art lovers, you simply can not miss it. Entry is free.

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Natural History and Science Museum

For those interested in natural history, or travelling with kids, you wont want to miss the Natural History Museum. The Natural History Museum is most famous for it’s dinosaur exhibit – although go early as often entry to this exhibit accumulates quite a long queue. Entry is free.

Another museum you wont want to miss if travelling with kids is the London Science Museum. Some of the most popular exhibitions are the Science museum include the flight exhibition, making the modern world, and who am I? And like other great musumus in London, entry is free.

Natural History Museum – cc Alistair Knock

Kensington High Street

Kensington high street is the main shopping street in Kensington and Chelsea. The street contains many of the big shopping chains that can be found elsewhere in London, but is also home to many upmarket boutiques. To see a map of shops on Kensington high street click here.

13 thoughts on “London – What To Do In Kensington And Chelsea

  1. Nice list of things to do in the area. I’ve got the V & A on my list for next time in London. Can’t believe I haven’t made it there yet. I really love Kensington Palace and having tea at the Orangery.

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    1. I need to go back to the V and A – last time I was really rushed and just got to see a few parts of the collection. Museums in London are HUGE and some really need several visits

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  2. Well, you mentioned almost all places that people should visit in London, but still I think that there are more of them and we can’t even enumerate all of them

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  3. We always, whenever possible, walk everywhere when we visit a new place. We rarely catch public transport, even if tuk tuk drivers in India and SE Asia can’t believe we’d actually want to walk from one place to the next! Now that we’re housesitting in France we’re back to eating healthily and my wife has started doing yoga again. Travelling is great, but it’s hard to stay healthy which is why we’re enjoying our downtime, getting back on the straight and narrow.

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