Guide to Kensington in London

Kensington is one of the most beautiful areas of London with plenty of bars, restaurants, hotels and shopping. It is a little less manic than the West End and a little more residential so it is good to have an idea of what you want to see and do when planning a trip to Kensington.

Thankfully our guide to Kensington has lots of great ideas for things to do, places to eat, and places to party at.



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Popular Nearby Streets & Areas: Kensington & Chelsea (0.14km) Abingdon Road (0.14km) Acklam Road (0.14km) Adam Court (0.14km) Addison Avenue (0.14km) Addison Road (0.14km) Albertopolis (0.14km) All Saints Road (0.14km) Allen Street (0.14km) Argyll Road (0.14km) Ashburn Place (0.14km) Albertopolis (0.14km) Argyll Road (0.14km) Derry Street (0.09km) Holland Street (0.13km) Hornton Street (0.17km) Kensington Arcade (0.03km) Kensington Square (0.15km) Macmillan House (0.07km) Northcliffe House (0.11km)

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Mahiki Kensington
Mahiki KensingtonTop Pick

2a Kensington High Street, Kensington, London, W8 4PT

Acclaimed Mahiki founders Piers Adam and David Phelps have teamed up with the creators of South Kensington private...Read more

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Jako London
Jako London

1A Kensington High Street, London, W8 5NP

Jako London is located on Kensington High Street.Read more

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222 Veggie Vegan
222 Veggie Vegan

222 North End Road, London, W14 9NU

222 Veggi Vegan is London's favourite restaurant. Since opening in 2004, our aim has been simple- to wlcome everyone...Read more

Vegetarian & Vegan Restaurants Kensington Eating Restaurants

4 Cornwall Gardens
4 Cornwall Gardens

4 Cornwall Gardens, London, SW7 4BE

4 Cornwall Gardens was formerly home to the world-famous Lucie Clayton House finishing school. In the 1960s it added...Read more

Accommodation Hotels Kensington Eating Restaurants Gloucester Road

54 Boutique Hotel
54 Boutique Hotel

54 Queen's Gate, London, SW7 5JW

A wonderful fusion of classic architecture and cool, urban chic that perfectly captures London's cosmopolitan...Read more

Kensington Accommodation Hotels

Ambassadors Hotel
Ambassadors Hotel

16 Collingham Road, London, SW5 0LX

The Ambassadors Hotel is superbly located in the affulent area of Kensington within the Royal Borough of Kensington...Read more

Kensington Accommodation Hotels

Apadana
Apadana

351 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6NW

Apadana Restaurant is a 5 Star award winning Persian restaurant chain, Serving iranain classic dishes in a sleek,...Read more

Eating Restaurants Kensington Kensington High Street

Apero Restaurant & Bar
Apero Restaurant & Bar

2 Harrington Road, London, SW7 3ER

Take sanctuary from the street-level bustle and dive in to the flavours of the Mediterranean at Apero, the all day...Read more

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Aspall Bar
Aspall Bar

Imperial College Road, London, SW7

Our mission is to give you unforgettable memories of fantastic experiences. We want to hear your feedback – whether...Read more

Nightlife Bars Kensington

Astor Hostel Hyde Park
Astor Hostel Hyde Park

191 Queen’s Gate , Kensington, London, SW7 5EU

Located in the most beautiful and charming neighbourhood in London, Astor Hyde Park is one minute from Hyde Park and...Read more

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Aubaine (Kensington High Street)
Aubaine (Kensington High Street)

37 Kensington High Street, London, W8 5ED

Our Kensington venue is an intimate venue set back from the bustle of the high street. Just a walk away from the...Read more

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Babylon Restaurant (at Kensington Roof Gardens)
Babylon Restaurant (at Kensington Roof Gardens)

99 Kensington High Street, London, W8 5SA

High up on the 7th floor with amazing views over London's skyline and The Roof Gardens, Babylon Restaurant offers...Read more

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Baglioni Hotel
Baglioni Hotel

60 Hyde Park Gate, London, SW7 5BB

Contemporary chic and glamorous, Baglioni Hotel offers the ultimate Italian experience in the heart of London....Read more

Kensington Accommodation Hotels

Balans Soho Society (Kensington)
Balans Soho Society (Kensington)

187 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6SH

We are Balans Soho Society and we live by the philosophy that too much of a good thing is a good thing, the best plan...Read more

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Blagclub
Blagclub

11 Russell Gardens, London, W14 8EZ

Capacity is 120 pax with a West London late license where last drinks are served at 2.00amAt blagclub Kensington we...Read more

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Bone Daddies
Bone Daddies

63-97 Kensington High Street, London, W8 5SE

Bone Daddies is the brainchild of acclaimed chef Ross Shonhan.Passionate about Japan, Ross wanted a home for his...Read more

Japanese & Sushi Restaurants Eating Restaurants Kensington Kensington High Street

Caffé Nero (Kensington)
Caffé Nero (Kensington)

Kensington Arcade, 125 Kensington High Street, London, W8 5SF

Our story goes back around 20 years, to our founder Gerry Ford. Armed with a passion for coffee, he had a vision to...Read more

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Cass Art
Cass Art

220 Kensington High Street, London, W8 7RG

Cass Art Kensington is only 50 metres from the NEW Design Museum, with its nearest tube station being High Street...Read more

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Cheval Thorney Court
Cheval Thorney Court

Palace Gate, London, W8 5NJ

Cheval Thorney Court effortlessly combines tradition, privacy and security. Just minutes away from parks and gardens,...Read more

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Coco Momo
Coco Momo

25 Gloucester Road, London, SW7 4PL

Coco Momo is a true café bar and brasserie, open from 9am for breakfast and serving what several customers have told...Read more

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Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington
Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington

Scarsdale Place, Kensington, London, W8 5SY

The award-winning service at Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is friendly without being fawning, and our...Read more

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Crabtree & Evelyn (Kensington)
Crabtree & Evelyn (Kensington)

27 Kelso Place, London, W8 5QG

Founded over 40 years ago by Cyrus Harvey, Crabtree & Evelyn has evolved since 1972 from a small, family-run...Read more

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Design Museum
Design Museum

Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6AG

Product, industrial, graphic, fashion and architectural designRead more

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Dishoom
Dishoom

63-97 Kensington High Street, London, W8 5SE

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EF MEDISPA
EF MEDISPA

29 Kensington Church Street, London, W8 4LL

Launched in 2006, EF MEDISPA is one of the UK's first medical spas and leading skin clinics, providing cutting edge,...Read more

Living Life Health Spas Kensington

Fait Maison (50 Gloucester Road)
Fait Maison (50 Gloucester Road)

50 Gloucester Road, London, SW7 4QT

Pop in and try our delicious French Mediterranean-inspired, fresh, wholesome dishes, all homemade and simply bursting...Read more

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Fait Maison (Stratford Road)
Fait Maison (Stratford Road)

3 Stratford Road, London, W8 6QA

Tucked away in Kensington, West London on a charming street in what is affectionately called Kensington Village,...Read more

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Fait Masion (144 Gloucester Road)
Fait Masion (144 Gloucester Road)

144 Gloucester Road, London, SW7 4QT

Come on in and seek refuge from the hustle and bustle of west London. Our fabulous Salon du thé has classic breakfast...Read more

Eating Cafes & Coffee Shops Pâtisseries Kensington Gloucester Road

Ferrari Store (Regent Street)
Ferrari Store (Regent Street)

125-133 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 3RP

On May 6th the first British Ferrari Store was officially opened on London's chic Regent Street in a ceremony...Read more

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Finborough Theatre
Finborough Theatre

Finborough Arms, 118 Finborough Road, London, SW10 9ED

Founded in 1980, the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre, led by Artistic Director Neil McPherson, presents plays...Read more

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Fitness First (South Kensington)
Fitness First (South Kensington)

Petersham house, 29-37 Harrington Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 3HD

If you're looking for a gym in South Kensington then Fitness First is for you. At our South Kensington gym, located...Read more

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Garfunkels
Garfunkels

128 Gloucester Road, London, SW7 4SF

Handy for the Natural History Museum, Science Museum and The Victoria & Albert Museum, this Garfunkel's is the...Read more

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Genting Casino Cromwell Mint
Genting Casino Cromwell Mint

43-45 Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2EF

Genting Casino brings all the excitement of the live casino experience to the comfort of your home. With iconic...Read more

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Hilton (Kensington)
Hilton (Kensington)

179-199 Holland Park Avenue, London, W11 4UU

Expect a warm welcome the moment you arrive at Hilton London Kensington. We’re located in the leafy district of...Read more

Kensington Accommodation Hotels

Holiday Inn (Kensington)
Holiday Inn (Kensington)

97 Cromwell Road, London, SW7 4DN

Holiday Inn London - Kensington Forum is at the centre of one of London’s most luxurious areas; South Kensington....Read more

Hotels Kensington Gloucester Road

Hotel London Kensington by Meliá
Hotel London Kensington by Meliá

61 Gloucester Road, London, SW7 4PE

Boutique hotel in the heart of Kensington, with the National History Museum, Science Museum and Harrods on its...Read more

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Hotel Moonlight
Hotel Moonlight

9 Knaresborough Place, London, SW5 0TP

We are a boutique hotel, situated in an elegant Victorian property in the vibrant and cosmopolitan Borough of...Read more

Kensington Accommodation Hotels

Hotel NH
Hotel NH

N H Hotel, 202 Cromwell Road, London, SW5 0SW

The history of NH Hotel Group begins in 1978, when its first establishment opens its doors - the Ciudad de Pamplona...Read more

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Hotel Xenia
Hotel Xenia

160 Cromwell Road, London, SW5

An experience beyond expectations awaits you at Hotel Xenia, Autograph Collection. Tucked within London's exclusive...Read more

Kensington Eating Restaurants Accommodation Hotels

K276
K276

276-280 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6ND

Now we want to bring you that particularly Italian way of sharing mealtimes; chatting with family and friends, ......Read more

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Kensington House
Kensington House

15-16 Prince of Wales Terrace, London, W8 5PQ

Our property, Kensington House, is a contemporary-styled townhouse hidden behind an historic 19th century stuccoed...Read more

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Kensington Palace
Kensington Palace

Kensington Gardens, London, W8 4PX

Historic Royal Palaces is an independent charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the...Read more

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Kensington Palace
Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace, Kensington Gardens, London, W8 4PX

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Kensington Roof Gardens
Kensington Roof Gardens

99 High Street Kensington, Kensington, London, W8 5SA

Due to licencing issues Kensington Roof Gardens nightclub is currently closed.Read more

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Kitchen W8
Kitchen W8

11 Abingdon Road, London, W8 6AH

Kitchen W8 is that rare thing – a genuinely relaxed and friendly Michelin star neighbourhood restaurant. Our chef...Read more

Kensington Eating Restaurants

LA Fitness (South Kensington )
LA Fitness (South Kensington )

63/81 Pelham Street, South Kensington, London, SW7 2NJ

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Launceston Place
Launceston Place

1A Launceston Place, London, W8 5RL

A true hidden gem in South Kensington, Launceston Place serves a flamboyant and seasonally-inspired modern European...Read more

Kensington Eating Restaurants

Le Petit Sud
Le Petit Sud

1 Palace Gate, London, W8 5LS

Le Petit Sud is a Bistro and Wine bar in the heart of Kensington, opposite Hyde park, minutes away from Royal Albert...Read more

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Marriott Hotel (Kensington)
Marriott Hotel (Kensington)

147c Cromwell Road, London, SW5 0TH

The 4-star London Marriott Hotel Kensington seamlessly combines style and substance with sophisticated accommodation,...Read more

Kensington Accommodation Hotels

Maxims Casino Club
Maxims Casino Club

1a Palace Gate, London, W8 5AR

Welcome to Maxims Casino Club, one of London's finest and friendliest international gaming destinations located in...Read more

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Mercure Hotel
Mercure Hotel

1A Lexham Gardens, London, W8 5JJ

The Mercure London Kensington is set in the heart of the fashionable Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, one of...Read more

Kensington Gloucester Road Accommodation Hotels

Mk Bar & Grill
Mk Bar & Grill

25 Gloucester Road, London, SW7 4PL

Mk Bar & Grill is the epitome of informal neighbourhood modern brasserie dining in London.Enviably located in Mid...Read more

Eating Restaurants Kensington Gloucester Road

Muffin Man Tea Shop
Muffin Man Tea Shop

12 Wrights Lane, London, W8 6TA

The Muffin man Tea shop established 1963 oldest Tea shop in the area . We are a cool comfortable hangout with...Read more

Shopping Cafes & Coffee Shops Kensington

Nandos (Kensington)
Nandos (Kensington)

229 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6SA

We love spicing things up at Nando’s and our new look does just that. It comes all the way from Southern Africa – the...Read more

Eating Restaurants Kensington Kensington High Street

Natural History Museum Ice Rink
Natural History Museum Ice Rink

Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD

The Natural History Museum in London is a treasure in every way. Join us for updates on our science, collections and...Read more

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No.41
No. 41 Kensington

Kensington Close Hotel, Wrights Lane, Kensington, London, W8 5SP

The late night bar and club will serve as a celebration of the marriage between Parisian and European elegance and...Read more

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Park City Grand Plaza Hotel
Park City Grand Plaza Hotel

18 Lexham Gardens, London, W8 5JE

The Park City Grand Plaza Kensington Hotel is an elegant boutique hotel found in the Kensington neighborhood of...Read more

Kensington Accommodation Hotels

Park Grand
Park Grand

Hogarth Hotel, 33-37 Hogarth Road, London, SW5 0QQ

This London hotel is situated in Kensington, one of London's exclusive areas. Ideally located within walking distance...Read more

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Phoenix Hotel London
Phoenix Hotel London

1-8 Kensington Gardens Square, Bayswater, London, W2 4BH

Phoenix is a 125 bedroom 3 star central London hotel, located 5 minutes walk from Hyde Park. Bayswater and Queensway...Read more

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Pizza Express (Kensington)
Pizza Express (Kensington)

35 Earls Court Road, London, W8 6ED

Come discover our family-friendly restaurant in the heart of Kensington. We’re right next to the cinema, and close to...Read more

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Princess Victoria
Princess Victoria

Princess Victoria, 25 Earls Court Road, London, W8 6EB

Welcome to the Princess Victoria. First opened in 1830 and popular in Kensington ever since, the Princess Victoria is...Read more

Nightlife Gastro Pubs Kensington

Romulo Café
Romulo Café

343 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6NW

Nestled in a quiet corner of Kensington High Street, Romulo Café London is the perfect spot to savour the very best...Read more

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Central Library
Central Library

12 Phillimore Walk, London, W8

0.05km

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Carluccio's (Campden Hill Road)
Carluccio's (Campden Hill Road)

3-5 Campden Hill Road, London, W8 7DU

0.07km

An all-day Italian restaurant and food shop, serving traditional, authentic Italian cuisine, Carluccio's was set up...Read more

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Warner Music UK Limited
Warner Music UK Limited

27 Wrights Lane, London, W8 5SW

0.08km

Kensington & Chelsea

Square One
Square One

1B Argyll Road, London, W8 7DB

0.08km

Argyll Road Kensington & Chelsea

Sony Music
Sony Music

9 Derry Street, London, W8 5HY

0.09km

Derry Street Kensington & Chelsea

Daily Mail & Associated Newspapers
Daily Mail & Associated Newspapers

Northcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London, W8 5TT

0.12km

DailyMail.com publishes content produced by its own editorial team as well as content from the Daily Mail newspaper...Read more

Derry Street Northcliffe House Kensington & Chelsea

Town Hall
Town Hall

Hornton Street, London, W8 7NX

0.12km

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Hornton Street Kensington & Chelsea

Chakra
Chakra

33 Holland Street, London, W8 4LX

0.12km

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Holland Street Kensington & Chelsea

Maison Du Mezze
Maison Du Mezze

2 Kensington Church Street, London, W8 4PE

0.13km

Kensington Church Street Kensington & Chelsea

Prince Of Wales
Prince Of Wales

Prince of Wales, 8 Kensington Church Street, London, W8 4EP

0.14km

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18 Stafford Terrace
Stafford Terrace

18 Stafford Terrace, 18 Stafford Terrace, London, W8 7BH

0.15km

Also known as Linley Sambourne House, home of the Victorian Punch cartoonist Edward Linley Sambourne, features much...Read more

Historic Houses

Dirty Bones
Dirty Bones

20 Kensington Church Street, London, W8 4EP

0.15km

The original Dirty Bones opened in Kensington back in 2014. Launching originally as a street-level gourmet hot dog...Read more

Kensington Church Street Kensington & Chelsea

Maggie Jones's
Maggie Jones's

2 Old Court Place, London, W8 4EP

0.16km

Old Court Place Kensington & Chelsea

Cote
Cote

The Courtyard, 47 Kensington Court, London, W8 5DA

0.17km

Kensington & Chelsea

Heythrop College
Heythrop College

23 Kensington Square, London, W8 5HQ

0.18km

Heythrop CollegeRead more

Kensington Square Kensington & Chelsea