Holidays in Kensington High Street

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Kensington High Street showing street scenes and heritage architecture

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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Caesar Hotel
Caesar Hotel
4 out of 5
26-33 Queens Gardens, Hyde Park, London, England
The price is AU$141 per night from 26 Dec. to 26 Dec.
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Hyde Park, Natural History Museum and Queen Mary's Gardens. Oxford Circus and National Gallery ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (837 reviews)
"Room was small but nice"

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Caesar Hotel
Holiday Inn London - Kensington High St., an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn London - Kensington High St., an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
Wrights Lane, Kensington, London, England
Fully refundable
The price is AU$189 per night from 3 Jan. to 3 Jan.
Located in London City Centre, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kensington Palace, Olympia Conference and Exhibition Centre and Royal Albert Hall. Buckingham ...
3.9/5 Good! (867 reviews)
"A nice clean very reasonably priced hotel"

Reviewed on 1 Dec. 2021

Holiday Inn London - Kensington High St., an IHG Hotel
The Park City Grand Plaza Kensington
The Park City Grand Plaza Kensington
4 out of 5
18-30 Lexham Gardens, London, England
The price is AU$224 per night from 12 Dec. to 12 Dec.
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Cromwell Road, Kensington High Street and Kensington Gardens. Imperial College London ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (972 reviews)
"Very clean and quiet area - staff were very friendly and most helpful... thank you"

Reviewed on 29 Nov. 2021

The Park City Grand Plaza Kensington
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Safestay London Kensington Holland Park
Safestay London Kensington Holland Park
4 out of 5
Holland Walk, Kensington, London, England
The price is AU$67 per night from 5 Dec. to 5 Dec.
Safestay London Kensington Holland Park
Holiday Inn London - Kensington High St., an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn London - Kensington High St., an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
Wrights Lane, Kensington, London, England
The price is AU$189 per night from 3 Jan. to 3 Jan.
Holiday Inn London - Kensington High St., an IHG Hotel
Caesar Hotel
Caesar Hotel
4 out of 5
26-33 Queens Gardens, Hyde Park, London, England
The price is AU$141 per night from 26 Dec. to 26 Dec.
Caesar Hotel
The Park City Grand Plaza Kensington
The Park City Grand Plaza Kensington
4 out of 5
18-30 Lexham Gardens, London, England
The price is AU$224 per night from 12 Dec. to 12 Dec.
The Park City Grand Plaza Kensington
Millennium Gloucester Hotel London Kensington
Millennium Gloucester Hotel London Kensington
4 out of 5
4-18 Harrington Gardens, London, England
The price is AU$200 per night from 5 Dec. to 5 Dec.
Millennium Gloucester Hotel London Kensington
Park International Hotel
Park International Hotel
4 out of 5
117 - 129 Cromwell Road, London, England
The price is AU$175 per night from 19 Dec. to 19 Dec.
Park International Hotel
Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington
Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington
4 out of 5
Scarsdale Place, Kensington, London, England
The price is AU$164 per night from 3 Jan. to 3 Jan.
Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington
K+K Hotel George Kensington
K+K Hotel George Kensington
4 out of 5
1-15 Templeton Place, London, England
The price is AU$178 per night from 3 Jan. to 3 Jan.
K+K Hotel George Kensington
Seraphine Kensington Olympia Hotel
Seraphine Kensington Olympia Hotel
4 out of 5
225 Kensington High Street, London, London, England
The price is AU$168 per night from 20 Dec. to 20 Dec.
Seraphine Kensington Olympia Hotel
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