The Ambassadors Hotel in Kensington is ideally located to explore one of the wealthiest areas in London. Kensington boasts three of London’s largest museums, unforgettable concerts at The Royal Albert Hall, large green spaces to enjoy and a not to be missed high street to get your shopping fix. We’ve put together some of the major tourist attractions in Kensington not to be missed during your stay in Kensington.
High Street Kensington
Spend your day shopping on Kensington High Street, the commercial heart of Kensington. You will find a wide variety of high street shops and boutiques to spend your day shopping and browsing. Kensington High Street's Whole Foods Market is a must. There is a wide range of organic food and products available here. If you fancy a break from all the shopping then Cafe Tarte or Cafe Phillies are ideal spots to stop for a coffee and dessert or some brunch. If you are after a long day of shopping and are looking to unwind and enjoy great food then the Michelin Star awarded restaurant Kitchen W8 is ideal. Don’t miss out on their friendly and relaxed atmosphere coupled with great value.
Kensington High Street is only a 15 minute walk from The Ambassadors Hotel via Cromwell Road and Marloes Road, perfect if you are looking for a hotel near Kensington High Street.
The Royal Albert Hall
The famous Royal Albert Hall in Kensington plays host to a numerous events and concerts throughout the year. Click here for more information on upcoming events at The Royal Albert Hall in Kensington. There is also a wide variety of bars and restaurants across all levels of the venue open to all ticket holder 2 hours prior to concerts in the auditorium.
Learn about The Royal Albert Hall’s fascinating history and journey through time from a guided tour. Every tour is unique, offering you the chance to see artists rehearsing for the evening's performance and reliving some of the most legendary performances at The Royal Albert Hall.
The Royal Albert Hall is less than a 20 minute walk or a 5 minute taxi from the Ambassadors Hotel.
Museums in Kensington
South Kensington is known as the museum district of Kensington offering some of London’s best and biggest museums. The Ambassadors Hotel is only a 10 minute walk from The Natural History Museum, Science Museum and The Victoria and Albert Museum.
The Natural History Museum
The Ambassadors Hotel’s location makes it one of the ideal hotels near The Natural History Museum to stay in. The Natural History Museum is open daily from 10:00 to 5:50 and admission is free. The Museum is famous for it’s dinosaurs collection giving visitors the chance to come face to face with a T. rex. There is often temporary exhibitions and special events on the The Natural History Museum so plan ahead and get the most out of your visit.
The Science Museum
The Science Museum is the most visited science and technology museums in Europe and is a guaranteed great family day out. Admission to the museum is free and it is open 10:00 to 18:00 daily. Some of the more famous objects on display include the Apollo 10 command capsule and Stephenson’s Rocket. The museum’s interactive displays and simulators make for a truly unforgettable experience.
The Victoria And Albert Museum
The world’s leading museums in art and design with over 3,000 years worth of creativity on display. Admission is free and the museum is open daily from 10:00 to 17:45 and stays open late until 22:00 every Friday. Some of the museum’s highlights include the Medieval Renaissance galleries and the stunning British Galleries. The museum offers a wide selection of food and drink in their Garden Cafe, the world’s oldest museum restaurant.
The north east of Kensington is taken up by Kensington Gardens, only a 20 minute walk from the Ambassadors Hotel, one of the ideally located hotels near Kensington Gardens. The Gardens are visited by millions of tourists and Londoners every year. It is one of the eight royal parks in London. Within the 265 acres of Kensington Gardens are Kensington Palace, the Italian Gardens, Albert Memorial, Peter Pan Statue and the Serpentine Galleries. There are many memorials, fountains and statues to be seen within the gardens including famous Albert Memorial. The Kensington Gardens are open all year round from 6am to dusk.
Tube Stations In Kensington
The Ambassadors hotel is within walking distance from Earls Court Tube Station and Gloucester Road Tube station from which you can get the District, Circle and Piccadilly lines to Kensington High Street, South Kensington Tube Station and Notting Hill Gate Tube Station.
Kensington has a lot to offer tourists and Londoners alike. The central location of the Ambassadors Hotel in Kensington means that you will get the chance to discover all that Kensington and it’s surrounding areas has to offer.