Kensington is an idyllic, affluent area where you can unwind, relax and enjoy the delights of some of London's finest shops and lush green parks. The 242 acre tree lined park of Kensington Gardens is one of the most picturesque attractions in this area. Here you can take a relaxing stroll amongst the Italian Gardens and enjoy the historical Albert Memorial, Peter Pan Statue and the Serpentine Galleries.
Also lying within the gardens is the official London Royal Residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Kensington Palace which has been homing members of the British Royal Family since the 17th Century. Reopening to the Public in 2012 and coinciding with the Golden Jubilee celebrations, you can now visit a number of what were once the Queen's Private Rooms including Gallery, Dining Room, Drawing Room and Bedroom each giving a great insight to the day to day life of living as a Royal.
Outside of the gates and to the west of Kensington Palace lies Kensington High Street which has been voted one of the best shopping high streets in the UK and with every major high street brand you can imagine making it a shoppers paradise! The iconic Barker's Building and the UK's first and largest Organic Superstore “Whole Foods Market” are situated on here along with the UK offices of some of the largest labels and publishers in the Music Industry including Universal, Sony Music and EMI.
In South Kensington you will find the Natural History Museum which is home to a number of must see fascinating Historical Galleries ranging from Dinosaurs (including Triceratops and T-Rex) to Volcanoes and Earthquakes, Sea Creatures and Wild birds from around the world. The Science Museum is located nearby and is an ideal family day out and has a number of exhibits popular with children of all ages.
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