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Kensington Gardens, London | Tourist Information

Kensington Road
London, United Kingdom SW7 5

Kensington Gardens, once the private gardens of Kensington Palace, are one of the Royal Parks of London, lying immediately to the west of Hyde Park. It is shared between the City of Westminster and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, lying within western central London. The park covers an area of 111ha. The open spaces of Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, Green Park and St. James's Park together form an almost continuous "green lung" in the heart of London between Kensington and Westminster.Kensington Gardens are Grade I listed on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.Background and locationKensington Gardens are generally regarded as being the western extent of the neighbouring Hyde Park from which they were originally taken, with West Carriage Drive and the Serpentine Bridge forming the boundary between them. The Gardens are fenced and more formal than Hyde Park. Kensington Gardens are open only during the hours of daylight, whereas Hyde Park is open from 5 am until midnight all year round, which includes many hours of darkness.Kensington Gardens were long regarded as smarter than Hyde Park because of its more private character around Kensington Palace. However, in the late 1800s, Hyde Park was considered the more "fashionable" of the two because of its location nearer to Park Lane and Knightsbridge, adjoining the entrance to central London opposite Wellington Arch and was therefore more crowded.

Community and Government Near Kensington Gardens

Chelsea Old Town Hall
Distance: 1.5 mi Tourist Information
4, king's road, chelsea, sw3
London, SW3 5


Chelsea Registry Office
Distance: 1.5 mi Tourist Information
Kings Road
London, SW3 5

Phone City Direct
Distance: 1.5 mi Tourist Information
1 Kempsford Gardens
London, SW5 9LA

Redcliffe Square
Distance: 1.4 mi Tourist Information
86 Redcliffe Gardens
London, SW10 9

Redcliffe Square is a town square located in the Chelsea area of southwest central London, England (postcode SW10). Redcliffe Square Gardens are located in the square.Redcliffe Gardens runs northwest–southeast through the square. To the east is The Boltons. To the southwest is Brompton Cemetery.HistoryRedcliffe Square was built as part of the Gunter estate in the 1860s. The area was dominated by farmland prior to building development and Redcliffe Gardens used to be one of the old routes through the area, called Walnut Tree Walk, until the estate was laid out. Robert Gunter initiated most of the development of the estate, and much of the design was by his surveyor George Godwin working with his brother Henry. The name Redcliffe was chosen due to Godwin's connections with Bristol.This square was given to the Borough for free in 1949 providing its character was maintained.

The Boltons Nursery School
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
262B Fulham Rd
London, SW10 9EW

020 7351 6993

The Boltons
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
9 S Bolton Gardens
London, SW10 9

020 7341 2600

The Boltons is a street located in the Brompton district of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London, England (postcode SW10). The street is divided into two crescents to the west and east with large expensive houses and communal gardens in the centre.To the northwest via Boltons Place is Old Brompton Road and to the southeast via Gilston Road is Fulham Road. To the west are Redcliffe Square and Redcliffe Gardens.St Mary the Boltons church is located here.American actor Douglas Fairbanks Jr lived at number 28 The Boltons in the 1950s. Novelist and former politician Jeffrey Archer lived at number 24a in the mid 1970s.For some 15 years after WWII, "going to the Boltons" meant to Chelsea dwellers going to school. Indeed, on either side of Boltons Place were two educational establishments, Virgo fidelis, RC Junior Girls School and the state primary Bousfield School, which survives still. 29 The Boltons, on the junction of Tregunter and Gilston Roads, housed the infants' reception and two primary classes with a garden play area, as part of the nearby Lycée Français de Londres. Once the main school in South Kensington had sufficiently expanded in the late 1950s, the classes were moved there. The French Lycée was later renamed Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle.

التجمع السوري الحر-Free Syrian League
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
P.O.Box 333, 235 Earls Court Rd
London, SW5 9FE

(+44) 020 3432 1746

Chelsea Drugstore
Distance: 1.4 mi Tourist Information
49 Kings Rd
London, SW3 4ND

Opened in 1968, The Chelsea Drugstore was a sleek modern glass and aluminium fronted building on the northwest corner of Royal Avenue and the Kings Road, in west London. Modelled on Le Drugstore on Boulevard St Germain in Paris, the Chelsea Drugstore was arranged over three floors and on most days remained open for up to 16 hours. Inside customers would find bars, a chemist, newsstands, record stores and other concessions. A popular service was the 'flying squad' delivery option run by the store. Those who used this service would have their purchases delivered by hand by young ladies adorned in purple catsuits arriving on flashy motorcycles.In popular cultureThe store is notably mentioned in The Rolling Stones song "You Can't Always Get What You Want". Chelsea Drugstore is also the title of a 2012 EP by UK band The Jetsonics as well as it being a film location in Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange. The store became a wine bar and then a McDonald's. Both pub and retail shops below were open until the late 1980s.

Eurogamer Expo
Distance: 1.4 mi Tourist Information
Earls Court One Earls Court Warwick Road London
Earls Court, SW5 9TA

Invisible Elephant
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
69 Warwick Road
London, SW5 9HB

A friendly website full of easy to access information on drugs,alcohol and where to get help,advice and support,for residents of Kensington & Chelsea; Hammersmith & Fulham & Westminster.

High Commission of Dominica, London
Distance: 1.1 mi Tourist Information
1 Collingham Gardens
London, SW5 0HW

+44 (0) 20 7370 5194

The High Commission of Dominica in London is the diplomatic mission of Dominica in the United Kingdom. It shares the building with the High Commission of Saint Lucia.Gallery File:High_Commission_of_Dominica_in_London_2.jpg|Plaque outside the High commission depicting the Coat of arms of Dominica External links Official site

Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
10 Lincoln St
London, SW3 2TS

020 7225 1881

Rasoi is an Indian restaurant located in London, England., the restaurant holds one star in the Michelin Guide.

The Spanish Consulate
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
20 Draycott Place
London, SW3 2RZ

+44 (0) 20 7589 8989

Consulado de España en Londres
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
20 Draycott Place
London, SW3 2RZ

020 7589 8989

Htb Queensgate
Distance: 1.0 mi Tourist Information
117 Queen's Gate
London, SW7 5LP

The Ambassadors Hotel
Distance: 1.0 mi Tourist Information
16 Collingham Road
London, SW5 0LX

+44 (0) 20 7373 1075

Glendower Preparatory School
Distance: 0.9 mi Tourist Information
86-87 Queen's Gate South Kensington London
London, SW7 5JX

020 7370 1927

Glendower Preparatory School is an independent preparatory school in South Kensington, London for girls aged 4 to 11.HistoryGlendower Prep was founded in 1895 by Miss Lloyd and Miss Cornwall at 103A Fulham Road and was originally called "Cornwall and Lloyd School". The school shared premises with Dunn and Co the hatters and The Sports Motor Car Co.At some point between 1902 and 1918, the school moved to 5 Glendower Road and changed its name to Glendower School. After 2 years in Glendower Road, the school relocated to 25 - 27 Cromwell Road.The school remained at this site from 1920 until 1939 when the Second World War forced an evacuation to Cornwall. Glendower moved into 87 Queen's Gate in 1947 where it has remained with some extension and expansion until the present day.the headmistress is Sarah Knollys.Notable former pupilsGayatri Devi of JaipurPatricia FordCarmen Ejogo

Embassy of Yemen in London
Distance: 0.8 mi Tourist Information
57 Cromwell Road
London, SW7 2

020 7584 6607

The Embassy of the Republic of Yemen in London is the diplomatic mission of Yemen in the United Kingdom. The embassy occupies a five-storey nineteenth-century house opposite the Natural History Museum.

French Consulate
Distance: 0.8 mi Tourist Information
21 Cromwell Road
London, SW7 2EN

020 7073 1200

Baden-Powell House
Distance: 0.8 mi Tourist Information
65-67 Queen's Gate
London, SW7 5


Baden-Powell House, colloquially known as B-P House, is a Scouting hostel and conference centre in South Kensington, London, which was built as a tribute to Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting. The house, owned by The Scout Association, hosts a small exhibition relating to Scouting in its current form and a granite statue by Don Potter.The building committee, chaired by Sir Harold Gillett, Lord Mayor of London, purchased the site in 1956, and assigned Ralph Tubbs to design the house in the modern architectural style. The foundation stone was laid in 1959 by World Chief Guide Olave, Lady Baden-Powell, and it was opened in 1961 by Queen Elizabeth II. The largest part of the £400,000 cost was provided by the Scout Movement itself. Over the years, the house has been refurbished several times, so that it now provides modern and affordable lodging for Scouts, Guides, their families and the general public staying in London. The building also hosts conference and event space for hire.HistoryActing on a 1942 initiative by Chief Scout Lord Somers, a formal Baden-Powell House Committee was established by The Scout Association in 1953 under the direction of Sir Harold Gillett, later Lord Mayor of London. The committee's directive was to build a hostel to provide Scouts a place to stay at reasonable cost while visiting London. For this purpose, in 1956 the committee purchased a bombed-out property at the intersection of Cromwell Road and Queen's Gate at a cost of £39,000.

Embassy of Senegal, London
Distance: 0.9 mi Tourist Information
39 Marloes Road
London, W8 6

020 7938 4048

The Embassy of Senegal in London is the diplomatic mission of Senegal in the United Kingdom.

Ognisko Polskie - Polish Hearth Club
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
55 Exhibition Road
London, SW7 2PL


Ognisko Polskie was founded to maintain the cohesion of the free Polish community in exile in the United Kingdom during the Second World War. It has served since to provide a home for Poles to meet and build friendships, as a place where Polish culture and history is kept alive and Polish identity and independence maintained. In the 21st century Ognisko Polskie aims to continue to be a Centre of Polish life in the United Kingdom, where members can maintain and strengthen their relations with each other and the wider community, promote Polish culture through hosting events, supporting education and arts and providing a place where Polish generosity and warmth can be extended to all. We are pleased to announce that Ognisko Polskie will develop a national Centre of Excellence to initiate, promote, implement and support the activities in the field of Culture and the Arts. We will hold exhibitions, meetings, lectures, classes and seminars both alone or with others. We will gather artists, critics, art lovers, representatives of the academic world and of those working in the cultural sphere both in UK and abroad. Our restaurant reopened and created by Jan Korybut Woroniecki is open since 18th September 2013. Cover photo by Marek Abramowicz. Join us!

Embassy of Thailand, London
Distance: 0.6 mi Tourist Information
29 Queen's Gate
London, SW7 2


The Embassy of Thailand in London is the diplomatic mission of Thailand in the United Kingdom. It has been located at its current address since 1965. The building is one of a group of Grade II listed buildings in Queen's Gate, which includes the Bangladesh High Commission next door.Thailand also maintains an Office of the Air Attaché at 2 Victoria Road, South Kensington, an Office of Commercial Attaché at 11 Hertford Street, Mayfair and an Office of Educational Attaché at 28 Prince's Gate, South Kensington. The Ambassador's Residence is located in a separate building on Tregunter Road, Brompton.

56 PRINCES GATE- Pepperdine University
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
56 princes gate
London, SW7 2

Nando's High Street Kensington
Distance: 0.9 mi Tourist Information
229 - 231 High Street Kensington
London, W8 6SA

020 7937 4888

Welcome to the Nando’s High Street Kensington (London) official Facebook page - home of the legendary Portuguese flame-grilled PERi-PERi Chicken. Watch this space for all the latest PERi-PERi news and adventures. Need help? Feel free to message us or comment on our wall and we’ll get back to you. Handy stuff: As well as all the good stuff, we wanted to say that we won’t tolerate any bad stuff, like rude language, offensive images, abuse of other community members and anything that may breach Facebook’s T&Cs. That means that any offensive posts will be removed without notice. If you’re interested in more info you can find answers to some of our most frequent questions right here >>

Holy Trinity Church, South Kensington
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
Prince Consort Road, South Kensington
London, SW7 2BA


Holy Trinity Church, South Kensington, is an Anglican church located on Prince Consort Road in the City of Westminster, London, England. The current building dates from 1901 and was built by George Frederick Bodley and Cecil Greenwood Hare.Edward Ashmore (British Army officer) and Gilbert Spencer were both married in the church.

High Commission of Zambia, London
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
2 Palace Gate
London, W8 5

+44 (0) 20 7589 6655

The High Commission of Zambia in London is the diplomatic mission of Zambia in the United Kingdom.A plaque outside the High Commission commemorates the painter John Everett Millais who lived and died in the building.

Turkish Consulate General
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
Rutland Gardens
London, SW7 1BW


Local Business Near Kensington Gardens

Embassy Of The Sultanate Of Oman
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
167 Queen's Gate
London, United Kingdom SW7 5

+44 (0) 20 7225 0001

Since Museum London
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
Museum Lane
London, United Kingdom SW7 2

The Glamour of Italian Fashion
Distance: 0.8 mi Tourist Information
The Victoria and Albert museum
London, United Kingdom WC1A 1JT

Sarah Kaye Representation
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
38 Queen's Gate
London, United Kingdom SW75HR

+44 (0) 20 7225 5005

Our roster of artists is brimming with experienced and highly sought-after industry names, as well as new talent, all bringing exciting and innovative thinking to each project. If you would like further information regarding any of the artists, or about the production services provided by Sarah Kaye Representation, then please get in contact with us. We look forward to hearing from you.

Mari Marinez
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
70 Gloucester Road
London, United Kingdom SW7 4

+44 (0) 20 7581 4365

Mauritian Embassy
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
32-33 Elvaston Pl
London, United Kingdom SW7 5


Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
4 Kynance Place
London, United Kingdom SW7 4

+44 (0) 20 7589 3659

Jean Marie Haute Coiffure
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
68 Gloucester Rd
London, United Kingdom

020 7584 6888

Iraqi Embassy London
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
3 Elvaston Place
London, United Kingdom SW7 5QH

0207 5909 220

Cafe Deco
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
62 Gloucester Rd
London, United Kingdom SW7 4QT

020 7225 3286

Imperial College Union Debating Society
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
Sir Alexander Fleming's Building, Room 120, Imperial College London, Exhibition Road
London, United Kingdom SW7 3BG

Terri Manduca Ltd
Distance: 0.6 mi Tourist Information
11 Elvaston Place
London, United Kingdom SW7 5QG

+44 (0) 20 7581 5844

Citadines South Kensington London
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
25-35a Gloucester Road
London, United Kingdom SW7 4PL

+44 207 543 7878

Choice of Apart'hotel Citadines South Kensington is one of the most distinguished Apart'hotels in our Citadines chain. Fully renovated in 2010, it offers you 92 apartments in over 6 floors, including 62 Studios as well as 30 One-Bedroom Duplex apartments with galleried bedrooms open to the lounge that sleep up to four guests. In the Premier Studios, you have a choice of twin or double beds, which can accommodate up to two guests. The One-Bedroom Duplex apartments are fitted with sofa beds in the lounge area and a double or two single beds in the bedroom. All our apartments are air conditioned. Ideal Location The Victoria and Albert Museum and the National History Museum are within easy reach of the Apart'hotel and well worth the visit. While you're here, don't miss a trip to the famous Harrods departmental store. For a taste of the country in the heart of the city, you can follow what the Londoners enjoy - by gathering in Hyde Park especially in the summer to enjoy the good weather, concerts and picnics. South Kensington itself is filled with many activities - boutiques, cinemas, theatres and restaurants mark this district. Watch a concert at the Royal Albert Hall or the ceremony of Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace, just a short tube ride away. High Street shops on the famous Kings Road and high-end boutiques on Sloane Street are both within easy reach. Comfort and Convenience Each studio and apartment of the residence provides a bed with a duvet, flatscreen TV with satellite channels, a direct-line phone, safe deposit box and complimentary high-speed internet connection (Cable and WiFi). It offers a bathroom, a fully-equipped kitchen area complete with stove, microwave/grill, fridge and dishwasher (in One-Bedroom apartments only). Personalised services are given to each guest who also benefit from a welcome coffee & tea set and an exclusive range of welcome amenities. Additional cleaning services are available upon request and charged according to your needs. ~~~ Votre Apart'hotel Votre Apart'hotel est situé au coeur du quartier le plus victorien de la capitale aux demeures superbes, à deux pas de Hyde Park et à quelques minutes de transports du quartier des institutions autour de Westminster Abbey. Cette résidence Citadines fait partie des plus prestigieuses. Elle inclut un service hôtelier quotidien. La résidence vous propose 92 appartements, tous climatisés, sur ses 6 étages, soit 62 studios pour 2 personnes et 30 deux-pièces duplex pour 4 personnes. Types de couchages dans les studios : lits doubles ou jumeaux. Types de couchages dans les appartements : canapés doubles ou jumeaux dans le séjour et un lit double dans la chambre. Vivre dans le quartier Depuis l'Apart'hotel, ne manquez pas les musées Victoria and Albert Museum ou le National History Museum, tout proches, ni le très institutionnel magasin Harrods. Pour les séquences air pur, Hyde Park est un rendez-vous apprécié des Londoniens. Le quartier de South Kensington lui-même regorge de boutiques, cinémas, théâtres, restaurants. Buckingham Palace est à quelques minutes de métro, de même que le quartier autour d'Oxford Street et Bond Street, paradis du shopping. A proximité se trouve Kings Road, la fameuse artère commerçante, et des boutiques haut de gamme sur Sloane Street. Votre appartement et vos services Tous les studios et appartements de la résidence sont équipés d’un lit avec une couette, d'un téléviseur à écran plat avec chaînes satellite, d'un téléphone avec ligne directe, coffre-fort individuel, chaîne Hi-Fi et d'une connexion gratuite Wi-Fi et filaire à haut débit. Ils sont dotés d'une salle de bains avec sèche-cheveux (WC séparés dans certains appartements), d'un espace cuisine entièrement équipée avec plaques, four, hotte, réfrigérateur, micro-ondes, lave-vaisselle (uniquement dans les appartements). Un service attentionné et personnalisé est délivré à chaque client qui bénéficie en outre d'un service de ménage hebdomadaire. Des services supplémentaires de nettoyage payants sont disponibles sur demande, en fonction de vos besoins. Un appartement est aménagé pour les personnes à mobilité réduite. Pour votre confort, votre résidence est totalement non fumeur.

Starbucks - Kensington - Gloucester Road,
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
17-35 Gloucester Road Unit 5
London, United Kingdom SW7 4PL


Fait Maison
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
50 Gloucester Road
London, United Kingdom SW7 4QT

020 7998 0071

Ferguson Elite Fitness
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
Fitness First South Kensington
London, United Kingdom

MK Bar & Grill
Distance: 0.6 mi Tourist Information
29-35 Gloucester Road
London, United Kingdom SW7 4PL

+44 (0) 20 7589 1383

The Emperor Stores
Distance: 0.6 mi Tourist Information
48A Gloucester Road
London, United Kingdom SW7 4QT

+44 (0) 20 7584 8056

L'Etranger Restaurant
Distance: 0.6 mi Tourist Information
36 Gloucester Road
London, United Kingdom SW7 4QT

020 7584 1118

L'etranger is an award winning restaurant in Gloucester Road. It was opened on the 18th December 2002 by Owner Ibi Issolah, Executive Chef Jerome Tauvron and General Manager Dorian Pryce. Jerome has a wealth of experience, having worked in some of the best kitchens and under some of the most respected chefs in the world, including Pierre Gagnaire, Marco Pierre White and Alain Ducasse. The menu draws on Jerome's love of Japanese cuisine and his Gallic roots. Exotic oriental spices sit amicably alongside traditional French flavours to create a style that is not quite fusion, but something totally unique to L'etranger. As any Frenchman will tell you, great food needs great wine. To this end, Ibi and our team of sommeliers are constantly searching out great vintages to add to the extensive wine list. With 1600 bins, we have wines from countries as diverse as Japan and Turkey while maintaining a strong selection with more established wine producing countries like France (naturellement), Italy and the USA. This care and attention has resulted in L'etranger being showered with awards, including Readers' Favourite Restaurant in the 2009/2010 Good Food Guide and 2nd best wine list in London in The Wine Spectator's ratings for many years now. At the AA Hospitality Awards 2012/13 the we also won the acclaimed title of Britain's Best Selection. For those looking for a less formal dining experience, our sister restaurant/cocktail bar Meursault is just downstairs. It is also possible to enjoy the unique taste of L'etranger's cuisine in your own home, through the 'L'etranger at Home' service and 'Beau Manger', our patisserie delivery service.

The Royal Thai Embassy
Distance: 0.6 mi Tourist Information
28 Prince's Gate
London, United Kingdom SW7 1PT

+44 (0) 20 7584 4538