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Salient Features of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

One of the most posh London neighbourhoods, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea oozes royal elegance. It is an inner and the smallest London borough but it is most densely populated in the UK. It is characterised by old-world buildings that blend seamlessly with modern structures, artisanal cheese shops, pastry bakeries and international consulates. It is an extremely opulent, polished and refined area that also presents vast open spaces and attractions such as Kensington Gardens and Kensington Palace along with a number of world-famous museums.

Some of its salient attractions are

Holland Park: This public park offers attractive, tree-lined large Victorian townhouses, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, nearby smaller private housing estates and retail and leisure outlets. All around the park you can find plenty of shops, cultural tourist attractions, luxury spas, hotels and restaurants.

For visitors to London, staying at any of the 4 Star Hotels In Kensington London would be the best thing to do as they can get luxurious accommodation in the posh area of Kensington at an affordable cost.

Royal Albert Hall: This concert hall is located on the northern edge of South Kensington and is famous for holding the Proms Concerts annually each summer since 1941. It can seat 6,272 people and has hosted performances by leading artists of the world. It hosts over 390 shows in the main auditorium each year, including ballet, opera, classical, rock and pop concerts, as well as sports, award ceremonies, school and community events, charity performances and banquets.

Hotels Near Hogarth Road are always in demand from visitors to London as they are located close to most attractions of central London and are available in different grades making it easy to find the right one suiting your budget.

The Design Museum: Covering product, industrial, graphic, fashion and architectural design, this museum in Kensington operates as a registered charity. Entrance is free to the museum’s permanent collection display, “Designer Maker User”.

Churchill Arms: Characterised and instantly recognisable for its floral/evergreen installations, this London pub is located in Notting Hill. Boasting of being the first London pub with a Thai restaurant that opened over 25 years ago, it shares its name with Sir Winston Churchill, the war-time Prime Minister. It spends a lot of money on flowers and plants every year which is around twenty five thousand pounds.

Best Chelsea Shops: Besides being home to the Fashion Institute of Technology, this hip neighbourhood is full of retail shops that specialise in fashion-focused vintage and menswear items. The area is also home to old-time bookstores and flea markets that are awash with antiques. Moreover, there are many top-notch foodie joints for the visitors.

Gloucester Road: This road runs north-south between Kensington Gardens and the Old Brompton Road at the south end. The Gloucester Road Underground station is located at its intersection with Cromwell. It is home to many pubs, restaurants, and hotels as well as St Stephen’s Church that are located close to the station.

Hogarth Road: Located in a lovely corner of Kensington, Hogarth Road is famous for the hotels in this area, particularly Park Grand London Kensington which is a 4 star hotel that provides all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay. Moreover, the area is well connected to major landmarks and areas of activity within London. It is close to both Gloucester Road and Earl’s Court Tube stations.

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Fergus Brandon – who has written posts on All Here.


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