Kensington & Earl’s Court
London vacation rentals
This is an unbeatable central London location close to to the world class museums of South Kensington such as the Victoria & Albert, the Natural History and Science Museums. London vacation rentals are sought after in this neighbourhood, and for good reason. The Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park are also a manageable walk, or bus ride away. Kensington High Street is the area’s commercial centre, with shops, café’s, restaurants and entertainment venues galore! Quick and convenient bus service into the west end from here, or nip over to the famous boutiques and department stores of nearby Chelsea and Knightsbridge.
Kensington Gardens is one of our loveliest, most pleasing parks. Perfect for strolling (or running) through, it runs directly into Hyde Park, or takes you over to Notting Hill. Take the kids along to find the famous statue of Peter Pan. He is elusive and not easy to locate; but it’s all part of the magic. Some children believe he flies around at night, settling in a new part of the park every morning! The Princess Diana Memorial Gardens with it’s fountains are also to be found around this part of the park. Hyde Park London vacation rentals are in demand and early booking is advisable.
The beautiful royal residence of Kensington Palace is in Kensington Gardens. This was the official home of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, and Prince William and Prince Harry have lived there on and off. The state rooms and palace gardens are open to the public. There is a Palace Café with a children’s menu and a shop selling souvenirs and memorabilia. Looming large across from the park is another royal presence: The Royal Albert Hall, built to promote understanding and appreciation of the arts and sciences. This grand and magnificent building has fulfilled this mission beautifully and consistently since 1871, and is a very popular venue with young and old alike!
West Kensington W14 is a largely residential area with good local amenities, shops and markets. The architecture here is note-worthy, with buildings and whole streets listed. The markets and restaurants of North End Road are diverse and busy. The Olympia Exhibition Centre opened in1886; this impressive building was once the largest of it’s kind in the world and attracts huge crowds.Visit the famous Queen’s Tennis Club and Baron’s Court Theatre, a popular attraction which is located inside The Curtains Up Pub.
Enjoy the vast array of restaurants, cafes, bars or pubs to be found close by in Earl’s Court. Local shops, delicatessens and supermarkets cater for your daily supplies. The historic, award-winning and world famous Troubadour Cafe is a coffee house and a small music venue which has hosted up and coming talent since 1954 – including Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Paul Simon and Elvis Costello. A must-visit for music fans. The popular Finborough Theatre is close to the Troubadour.
Nearby West Brompton has many green spaces such as Brompton Park and the magnificent Brompton Cemetery. Seeped in gothic atmosphere, this is one of the “Magnificent Cemeteries” of London. There are over 35 000 monuments here for people from all walks of life, some famous, some unusual and many of historical importance. This is a haven of calm and peace with trees and shady walk ways. Many well known writers are said to have drawn inspiration here, sometimes using the names on the headstones for their characters.
Pleasant neighbours such as Hammersmith, Fulham and Shepherd’s Bush make this area and it’s surroundings a fun, friendly and interesting place to stay. We can offer London vacation rentals in these areas too.
Kensington and surroundings is a convenient location giving you easy access to all the best London has to offer in a welcoming and leafy environment. Contact us for all of your queries about London vacation rentals.