Located in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea are some of the most visited sites in London. You definitely need to go on a tour through the Kensington Palace. The official London residence of Prince William and Kate. Then take a stroll though Kensington Gardens where you might get lucky and run into Prince Harry.
Head to the Albert Memorial and admire the impressive gothic revival style of George Gilbert Scott. South of the Albert Memorial you’ll find the Royal Albert Hall, one of the UK’s most treasured buildings. It’s been the location of some of the most notable events in British culture, from rock concerts to ballet and live sports.
Lunch in Kensington
Our first recommendation is Six Portland Road. Tucked away off Holland Park Avenue this small neighbourhood wine bar offers simply prepared, daily changing seasonal menus. Lay back and relax as you enjoy a wine from a selection that is carefully chosen from growers with a gentle hand, respecting the grapes and the land. Book Here
6 Portland Road , London, United Kingdom, W11 4LA
For a touch of elegance over lunch, dine at Gastrovino. Located on the fashionable King’s road in South Kensington and inspired by the best of Italian tradition. From the homemade burrata with caramelised heritage tomatoes, delicious cicchetti and italian tapas each dish is perfectly crafted. Accompanied with one of the fragrant, unusual and complex wine selection, you will be transported on a flavoursome journey across Italy. Book Here
257 King’s Rd, London, United Kingdom, SW3 5EL
Just a ten minutes walk from Kensinghton High street, The Kyoto Garden at Holland Park is one of the most beautiful gardens in London, offering a calm and relaxing Japanese – style landscape with maple trees, stone lanterns, and tiered waterfalls. You can find many restaurants near Holland Park, but keeping with the theme of the gardens, walk two minutes to Yashin Sushi and Bar. Based around the concept of ” without soy sauce – but if you want to”, the menu is designed to preserve and bring out the highest flavor of fish using techniques going back 150 years. The chefs have mastered the skills of preparing and accompanying each fish to bring out the optimum taste in order to serve you the tastiest possible experience in every bite. Book Here
1A Argyll Road, Kensington, London, United Kingdom, W8 7DB
One final tipple
Find your way to one of London’s most creative bars near the Victoria and Albert Museum where they serve the finest yet most illicit liquors and concoctions known to London lawbreakers. Barts is a late-night cocktail bar set in the 1920s prohibition era and run by Chicago gangsters who have set up in London. In order to avoid detection from cops, this hidden speakeasy has been dressed up as the private apartment of the proprietor “Uncle Barts”. Discretion is advised although rarely practiced, truly making Barts, London’s worst kept secret. Book Here
87 Sloane Avenue, London, United Kingdom, SW3 3DW