Things To Do in High Street Kensington




Sandwiched between Holland Park, South Kensington and Earls Court sits High Street Kensington. Read on to discover our round-up of the best places to see and things to do in the area.

 

Antiques shopping 

High Street Kensington has long had a reputation of being the placeto enjoy a spot of antiques shopping. The best spots can be found on Kensington Church Street, with Michael German and Patrick Sandberg particular highlights. 

Address: Kensington Church Street, W8 4BX

 

Kensington Palace

Take a stroll up High Street Kensington to the magnificent Kensington Palace. Sat in 242-acres, it’s the perfect place to enjoy an afternoon. Don’t forget to visit the Princess Diana playground and the Dutch-inspired tulip garden.

Address: Kensington Gardens, High Street Kensington, W8 4PX

 

Design Museum

In 2017 the Design Museum upped sticks and moved to High Street Kensington. An architectural statement in itself, the Design Museum takes you through some of the most important designs in history.

Address: 224-238 Kensington High Street, W8 6AG

Telephone: 020 3862 5900

 

Holland Park Open Air Theatre

In the summer months, the Open Air Theatre in Holland Park opens its gates for its annual opera productions. This year, it hosted La Traviataand Cosi Fan Tutte, amongst others. The Park is also an incredible backdrop to watch some of the most impressive names in opera perform.

Address: Holland Park, Holland Park Avenue, High Street Kensington, W11 4UA

Telephone: 0300 999 1000

 

Churchill Arms

No doubt you’ve already seen The Churchill Arms on your Instagram feed. This striking floral frontage is often surrounded by budding photographers, as they try to capture the perfect shot. There’s no setting quite like it. 

Address: 119 Kensington Church Street, High Street Kensington, W8 7LN

Telephone: 020 7727 4242

 

Kyoto Gardens

Sat within Holland Park, the manicured Kyoto Gardens are as peaceful as they are beautiful. From a tiered waterfall to roaming peacocks, maple trees to koi carp, this garden is filled with traditional themes native to Japan.

Address: Holland Park, Holland Park Avenue, High Street Kensington, W11 4UA

Telephone: 020 7361 3003

 

Ezra Pound’s House

From 1909-1914, the poet Ezra Pound was a resident of the neighbourhood. His town house is situated on the highly sought-after Kensington Church Walk. You can still enjoy his legacy today, as the current owners thoughtfully leave cushions on the walls for visitors to sit on. 

Address: 10 Kensington Church Walk, High Street Kensington, W8 4NB

 

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