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Kensington High Street
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Kensington High Street showing heritage architecture and street scenes

This affluent area is home to some of London’s most exclusive shops, as well as a  regal palace and gardens.

Kensington High Street is a wealthy and eclectic avenue in London’s West End area. It is known for its range of designer boutiques and upmarket department stores. Learn about royalty, admire the architecture of Kensington Palace and relax in its picturesque gardens.

Discover the history of the famous shopping avenue, which began in the 19th century with three large department stores. The street is also known for its affiliation with the British music industry, with the offices of several labels located here.

Stroll down this fabulous shopping street and admire the shops’ elegant window displays. The street is home to an ever-changing line-up of upscale designers and budget warehouses. Survey the array of international brands, including American Apparel, Zara and Massimo Dutti. Look for deals on clothes, jewelry, souvenirs and beauty products.

Enjoy a meal at one of the many excellent restaurants lining the street. Find choices ranging from noodle bars to pancake restaurants. Walk down the side streets leading off the main boulevard to find even more shops and restaurants.

Visit Kensington Palace for a tour of its elegant chambers. Marvel at the fascinating mural depicting members of George I’s court. The mural decorates the walls of the King’s Staircase. See if you can spot the mural’s artist, William Kent, who included a depiction of himself in the mural holding an artist’s palette.

Continue through Kensington Palace to see the impressive artworks of the King’s Gallery and the grand Georgian chambers of the King’s State Apartments. Stop by the Victoria Revealed exhibition to learn about Britain’s second-longest reigning monarch.

Make your way through the Palace Gardens, which contain the classic ornamental Sunken Garden and the vast Formal Gardens. Walk along the beautiful Cradle Walk for lovely viewpoints over the Sunken Garden.

Kensington High Street is in the western part of London. Get here by riding the London Underground or the bus.

Spend a day shopping at Kensington High Street’s delightful shops and save time for a visit to iconic Kensington Palace.

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ibis Styles London Kensington
ibis Styles London Kensington
3 out of 5
15-25 Hogarth Road, Earls Court, Kensington, London, England
The price is $49 per night from Apr 22 to Apr 23

Located in London City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kensington High Street, Natural History Museum, and Kensington Gardens. ...

3.6/5Good! (978 reviews)

"I like room, clean bathroom, bed and view. I like personal support from staff, I got a lactofree milk which I was asking, it's was very nice 👌 I don't like old window making noise and air-conditioner get lots of dust."…"

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

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The Exhibitionist Hotel
The Exhibitionist Hotel
5 out of 5
8-10 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London, England
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $89 per night from Apr 18 to Apr 19

Located in London City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Natural History Museum and Imperial College London. Royal Albert Hall and Harrods ...

4.2/5Excellent! (720 reviews)

"A small bedroom, but indulgently beautiful, quietly and comfortable. Huge bathroom that you want to spend time in. I love staying here and it’s a great location."…"

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Eden Plaza Kensington Hotel
Eden Plaza Kensington Hotel
3 out of 5
68-69 Queens Gate, South Kensington, London, England
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $49 per night from Apr 18 to Apr 19

Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Natural History Museum and Hyde Park. Olympia Conference and Exhibition Centre and Stamford ...

3.8/5Good! (828 reviews)
nice hotel with good location i recommend it,.!

"nice hotel with good location i recommend it..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

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ibis Styles London Kensington
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3 out of 5
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The price is $89 per night from Apr 18 to Apr 19
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