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Kensington High Street

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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Merit Kensington Hotel NZ$161
Merit Kensington Hotel

Merit Kensington Hotel

12 Penywern Road, Earls Court, London, England
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in London City Centre, this hotel is 1.2 mi (2 km) from Stamford Bridge Stadium and 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Hyde Park. Buckingham Palace and Piccadilly Circus are also within 6 mi (10 km). Earl's Court Station is only a 3-minute walk and West Brompton Underground Station is 6 minutes.

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    MEININGER Hotel London Hyde Park - Hostel

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    Baden-Powell House, 65-67 Queens Gate, London, England
       
      2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in London City Centre, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Cromwell Road and Natural History Museum. Victoria and Albert Museum and Kensington High Street are also within 10 minutes. Gloucester Road Underground Station is only a 4-minute walk and South Kensington Underground Station is 7 minutes.

      Brit Hotels London Court NZ$109
      Brit Hotels London Court

      Brit Hotels London Court

      194-196 Earls Court Road, London, England
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Cromwell Road and Kensington High Street. Natural History Museum and Kensington Gardens are also within 1 mile (2 km). Earl's Court Station is only a 5-minute walk and West Brompton Underground Station is 9 minutes.

        Safestay London Kensington Holland Park
        Safestay London Kensington Holland Park

        Safestay London Kensington Holland Park

        Holland Walk, Kensington, London, England
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Kensington, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Kensington High Street, Kensington Gardens and Kensington Palace. Royal Albert Hall and Cromwell Road are also within 1 mile (2 km). High Street Kensington Station is 9 minutes by foot and Holland Park Underground Station is 10 minutes.

          88 Studios Kensington NZ$129
          88 Studios Kensington

          88 Studios Kensington

          88 Holland Road, London, England
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Kensington, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Kensington High Street and Cromwell Road. Westfield London Shopping Centre and Kensington Gardens are also within 1 mile (2 km). Kensington (Olympia) Station is only a 3-minute walk and Shepherd's Bush Underground Station is 11 minutes.

            Royal Garden Hotel
            Royal Garden Hotel

            Royal Garden Hotel

            2-24 Kensington High Street, London, England
               
              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in London City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kensington Palace and Hyde Park. Buckingham Palace and Piccadilly Circus are also within 3 mi (5 km). High Street Kensington Station is only a 4-minute walk and Gloucester Road Underground Station is 13 minutes.

              Beautiful 3 Bed, 3 Bathroom in High St. Kensington
              Beautiful 3 Bed, 3 Bathroom in High St. Kensington

              Beautiful 3 Bed, 3 Bathroom in High St. Kensington

              1 Eden Close, London, ENG
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in London City Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Kensington High Street, Kensington Gardens and Cromwell Road. Kensington Palace and Royal Albert Hall are also within 1 mile (2 km). High Street Kensington Station is only a 2-minute walk and Earl's Court Station is 17 minutes.

                Stylish 3 Bed 3 bath in Kens High St
                Stylish 3 Bed 3 bath in Kens High St

                Stylish 3 Bed 3 bath in Kens High St

                Eden Close, London, England
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in London City Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Kensington High Street, Kensington Gardens and Cromwell Road. Kensington Palace and Royal Albert Hall are also within 1 mile (2 km). High Street Kensington Station is only a 3-minute walk and Earl's Court Station is 17 minutes.