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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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Point A Kensington Olympia NZ$108
Point A Kensington Olympia

Point A Kensington Olympia

42-48 West Cromwell Road, London, England
     
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Kensington, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Kensington High Street, Natural History Museum, and Kensington Gardens. Kensington Palace and Victoria and Albert Museum are also within 1 mi (2 km). Earl's Court Station is 8 minutes by foot and West Kensington Underground Station is 9 minutes.

    Queens Park Hotel NZ$90
    Queens Park Hotel

    Queens Park Hotel

    48 Queensborough Terrace, London, England
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, and Kensington Palace. Kensington High Street and Royal Albert Hall are also within 1 mi (2 km). Queensway Underground Station is only a 3-minute walk and Bayswater Underground Station is 6 minutes.

      Thistle Kensington Gardens NZ$186
      Thistle Kensington Gardens

      Thistle Kensington Gardens

      104 Bayswater Road, London, England
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, and Kensington Palace. Royal Albert Hall and Imperial College London are also within 1 mi (2 km). Queensway Underground Station is only a 3-minute walk and Bayswater Underground Station is 5 minutes.

        Safestay London Kensington Holland Park NZ$33
        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 Hyde Park are also within 2 mi (3 km). High Street Kensington Station is 9 minutes by foot and Holland Park Underground Station is 10 minutes.

          Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington NZ$238
          Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington

          Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington

          Scarsdale Place, Kensington, London, England
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Kensington, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kensington High Street and Kensington Gardens. Kensington Palace and Royal Albert Hall are also within 1 mi (2 km). High Street Kensington Station is only a 4-minute walk and Earl's Court Station is 15 minutes.

            Garden View Hotel NZ$97
            Garden View Hotel

            Garden View Hotel

            29-31 Nevern Square, London, England
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Kensington, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Natural History Museum, Kensington Palace, and Victoria and Albert Museum. Science Museum and Hyde Park are also within 2 mi (3 km). Earl's Court Station is only a 3-minute walk and West Brompton Underground Station is 7 minutes.

              Park International Hotel NZ$188
              Park International Hotel

              Park International Hotel

              117 - 129 Cromwell Road, London, England
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Kensington, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Natural History Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, and Science Museum. Imperial College London and Kensington Palace are also within 1 mi (2 km). Gloucester Road Underground Station is only a 4-minute walk and Earl's Court Station is 11 minutes.

                Seraphine Kensington Olympia Hotel NZ$178
                Seraphine Kensington Olympia Hotel

                Seraphine Kensington Olympia Hotel

                225 Kensington High Street, London, London, England
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Kensington, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kensington High Street, Kensington Gardens, and Kensington Palace. Royal Albert Hall and Hyde Park are also within 1 mi (2 km). High Street Kensington Station is only a 4-minute walk and Earl's Court Station is 15 minutes.