“Vibrant, bustling and picturesque, London is a popular tourist destination, with Kensington being the perfect place for a fun-filled adventure. There’s plenty to see and do in this part of the capital. So here are some top activities to add to your itinerary.
1. Head to the Natural History Museum
Located in the heart of South Kensington, The Natural History Museum is home to incredible treasures and artefacts that’ll blow your mind from the minute you walk through the door. Head to the Dinosaur Gallery to see the first T-Rex skeleton ever discovered before checking out a blue whale skeleton. How do you measure up? Learn more about the fossils of prehistoric sea animals and swing by the Earth’s Treasury which glitters with minerals, gemstones and all different kinds of rocks. There’s even a Volcanoes and Earthquakes gallery where you can hear all about the Vesuvius eruption of AD 79. This museum is undoubtedly one of London’s best.
2. Discover the Pretty Mews of Kensington
Escape the hustle and bustle of city life with a visit to the mews of Kensington. Full of character and charm, they’re some of the prettiest spaces in the borough and make for a great backdrop if you’re a keen photographer. Just remember that people do live there, so don’t get too cosy lounging across stairways and window ledges for that perfect Instagram shot.
While half of the fun is just walking around, soaking up the sights, be sure to walk past Elvaston and Holland Park Mews. These are undoubtedly two of the most charming. Built mostly to house horses, carriages and their drivers while the gentry visited larger homes nearby, the mews have come into their own in recent years.
3. Stroll Around Kensington Gardens
There are many Royal Parks to discover across London, but Kensington Gardens is particularly magical and is free for visitors to enjoy all year round. Covering over 265-acres, this parkland is packed with gems including the Diana Memorial Playground and the Italian Gardens, a beautiful ornamental water garden on the north side of the park. As the author of Peter Pan, JM Barrie, was inspired by the enchanting feel of Kensington Gardens, there’s even a statue of Peter Pan nestled next to a recreational lake known as The Long Water.
4. Enjoy Delicious Indian Cuisine
If you’re looking for the best Indian food in Kensington, don’t miss Little India. Just a stone’s throw from Kensington hotspots such as the Victoria and Albert Museum, this delightful restaurant serves up distinctive and delectable Indian cuisine and offers a dining experience you’ll remember for a long time to come. With set meals, a wide range of specials and Indian favourites including the tandoori mixed grill and butter chicken, you can satisfy your appetite in style. Indian food in Kensington London doesn’t get better, so book your table today.
Enjoy a wonderful adventure in Kensington and make memories to last a lifetime.”