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Kensington Gardens
London, United Kingdom W8 4PX

020 3166 6000

The feminine influence of generations of royal women has shaped this stylish palace and elegant gardens. The birthplace and childhood home of Queen Victoria, the palace first became a royal residence for William and Mary in 1689. Mary felt ‘shut in’ at Whitehall and much preferred her new Kensington home, which was enlarged by Sir Christopher Wren. The famous Orangery, was built in 1704 by Queen Anne, and George II’s wife, Queen Caroline, another keen gardener, added further improvements. Today, the palace houses a stunning permanent display of fashionable and formal dresses, the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection, which includes Queen Victoria’s wedding dress and dresses worn by Diana, Princess of Wales.

Historical Place Near Kensington Palace

Madame Tussauds London
Distance: 1.9 mi Tourist Information
Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LR
London, United Kingdom NW1 4

0871 894 3000

Kensington Gardens
Distance: 0.3 mi Tourist Information
1-8 Kensington Gardens Square
London, United Kingdom SW7 5

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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.

Kensington Gardens
Distance: 0.2 mi Tourist Information
1-8 Kensington Gardens Square
London, United Kingdom W2 4BH

0907607025

Marble Arch
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
Oxford Street
City of Westminster, United Kingdom W1H 7

870-2427114

Marble Arch is a 19th-century white marble faced triumphal arch and London landmark. The structure was designed by John Nash in 1827 to be the state entrance to the cour d'honneur of Buckingham Palace; it stood near the site of what is today the three bayed, central projection of the palace containing the well known balcony. In 1851 it was relocated and following the widening of Park Lane in the early 1960s is now sited, isolated and incongruously, on a large traffic island at the junction of Oxford Street, Park Lane, and Edgware Road.Historically, only members of the Royal Family and the King's Troop, Royal Horse Artillery are permitted to pass through the arch; this happens only in ceremonial processions.The arch gives its name to the vicinity of its site, particularly, the southern portion of Edgware Road and also to the nearby underground station.Design and constructionThe design of the arch is based on that of the Arch of Constantine in Rome and the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel in Paris. The arch is faced with Carrara marble with embellishments of marble extracted near Seravezza. John Flaxman was chosen to make the commemorative sculpture. After his death in 1826 the commission was divided between Sir Richard Westmacott, Edward Hodges Baily and J.C.F. Rossi. In 1829, a bronze equestrian statue of George IV was commissioned from Sir Francis Chantrey, with the intention of placing it on top of the arch.

Wellington Arch
Distance: 1.6 mi Tourist Information
Constitution Hill
London, United Kingdom W1J 7JZ

0207 9302726

Set in the heart of Royal London at Hyde Park Corner, Wellington Arch is a landmark for Londoners and visitors alike and a great addition to a memorable day out in London. The balconies also offer unique views across London and of the Household Cavalry, passing beneath on their way to and from the Changing of the Guard at Horse Guards Parade every morning. It was originally commissioned as a grand outer entrance to Buckingham Palace and moved to its present site in 1882.

BBC Television Centre
Distance: 1.7 mi Tourist Information
89 Wood Lane
Shepherds Bush, United Kingdom W12 0DG

02087438000

The BBC Television Centre at White City in west London was the headquarters of BBC Television between 1960 and 2013. Officially opened on 29 June 1960, it is one of the most readily recognisable facilities of its type, having appeared as the backdrop for many BBC programmes. Parts of the building are Grade II listed, including the central ring and Studio 1. Most of the BBC's national television and radio news output came from the Television Centre (TVC) with most recorded television output from the nearby Broadcast Centre at 201 Wood Lane, care of Red Bee Media. Live television events from studios and routing of national and international sporting events took place within the Television Centre before being passed to the Broadcast Centre for transmission.It was announced on 21 September 2010 that the BBC would cease broadcasting from Television Centre in 2013. On 13 June 2011 the BBC announced that the Television Centre was on the market, and that it was "inviting bid proposals from people looking for a conventional, freehold property or those interested in a joint venture", suggesting that it may yet remain connected to the BBC.On 16 July 2012 it was announced that the complex had been sold to property developers Stanhope plc for around £200 million and that the BBC would retain a continued presence at Television Centre through its commercial subsidiaries BBC Studios and Post Production, and BBC Worldwide. BBC Studios and Post Production (relocated to Elstree Studios) was due to move back to Television Centre to operate Studio 1, 2 and 3 in 2015, but it was announced in July 2014 that it had agreed with Stanhope to move back in 2017, at the same time as other key tenants, to enable the most efficient overall site construction programme to take place. BBC Worldwide moved into office space in the Stage 6 building following extensive refurbishment in 2015.

Albert Bridge, London
Distance: 1.8 mi Tourist Information
Albert Bridge Road
London, United Kingdom SW11 4PL

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The Albert Bridge is a road bridge over the River Thames in West London, connecting Chelsea on the north bank to Battersea on the south bank. Designed and built by Rowland Mason Ordish in 1873 as an Ordish–Lefeuvre system modified cable-stayed bridge, it proved to be structurally unsound, so between 1884 and 1887 Sir Joseph Bazalgette incorporated some of the design elements of a suspension bridge. In 1973 the Greater London Council added two concrete piers, which transformed the central span into a simple beam bridge. As a result, today the bridge is an unusual hybrid of three different design styles. It is an English Heritage Grade II* listed building.Built as a toll bridge, it was commercially unsuccessful. Six years after its opening it was taken into public ownership and the tolls were lifted. The tollbooths remained in place and are the only surviving examples of bridge tollbooths in London. Nicknamed "The Trembling Lady" because of its tendency to vibrate when large numbers of people walked over it, the bridge has signs at its entrances that warned troops to break step whilst crossing the bridge.

The Victoria Pub, Paddington
Distance: 0.9 mi Tourist Information
10A Strathearn Place
London, United Kingdom W2 2NH

020 7724 1191

About The Victoria was built at the same time as Paddington Station (Around 1838). It was always slightly grander than the surrounding pubs and was used by many of the butlers that served in the large houses in the area. Legend has it that Queen Victoria stopped off on her way to Paddington Station, and after that the pub was named in her honour and appointed in it's rather grand style. Charles Dickens spent time writing "Our Mutual Friend" in the pub, and it also appears in two clips from British Pathe news. After the Second World War it was taken over by some theatrical types that converted the upstairs rooms as you see today. In days gone by there have been many celebrities who have either been regulars, or who have just popped in for a drink. Most recently, we have had guests such as Liam Gallagher and his family, Claudio Ranieri, Ronnie Wood, and Damien Hirst. Keira Knightley used to be a regular, and you’d recognise plenty of other faces enjoying a discreet drink.

Royal Chelsea Hospital Home Of The Chelsea Pensioners
Distance: 1.7 mi Tourist Information
Royal Hospital Road. Chelsea SW1
London, United Kingdom SW3 4SR

Warwick Castle
Distance: 1.2 mi Tourist Information
Castle Hill
Warwick, United Kingdom CV34 4QU

01926 495421

Royal Mews
Distance: 1.9 mi Tourist Information
Buckingham Palace Road
London, United Kingdom SW1W 0SR

020 7766 7302

A Royal Mews is a mews (i.e. combined stables, carriage house and in recent times also the garage) of the British Royal Family. In London the Royal Mews has occupied two main sites, formerly at Charing Cross, and since the 1820s at Buckingham Palace. Many open days are held each year.Charing CrossThe first set of stables to be referred to as a mews was at Charing Cross at the western end of The Strand. The royal hawks were kept at this site from 1377 and the name derives from the fact that they were confined there at moulting (or "mew") time.The building was destroyed by fire in 1534 and rebuilt as a stables, keeping its former name when it acquired this new function. On old maps, such as the "Woodcut" map of London of the early 1560s, the Mews can be seen extending back towards the site of today's Leicester Square.This building was usually known as the King's Mews, but was also sometimes referred to as the Royal Mews, the Royal Stables, or as the Queen's Mews when there was a woman on the throne. It was rebuilt again in 1732 to the designs of William Kent, and in the early 19th century it was open to the public. It was an impressive classical building, and there was an open space in front of it which ranked among the larger ones in central London at a time when the Royal Parks were on the fringes of the city and the gardens of London's squares were open only to the residents of the surrounding houses.

Marble Arch
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
63-79 SEYMOUR STREET
London, United Kingdom W2 2HF

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Portsmouth Harbour
Distance: 1.2 mi Tourist Information
guwharf quays
Portsmouth, United Kingdom PO1 3

The Royal Mews
Distance: 1.9 mi Tourist Information
13 Buckingham Palace Road
London, United Kingdom SW1W 0SR

020 7766 7302

Leighton House Museum
Distance: 0.8 mi Tourist Information
12 Holland Park Road
London, United Kingdom W14 8LZ

+44 (0) 20 7602 3316

Located on the edge of Holland Park in Kensington, Leighton House Museum is the former home of the Victorian artist Frederic, Lord Leighton (1830-1896). The only purpose-built studio-house open to the public in the United Kingdom, it is one of the most remarkable buildings of the nineteenth century, containing a fascinating collection of paintings and sculpture by Leighton and his contemporaries.

Old Marylebone Town Hall
Distance: 1.6 mi Tourist Information
97-113 Marylebone Road
London, United Kingdom NW1 5

020 7641 6000

Marble Arch Tower
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
Upper Berkley Street W1 49
London, United Kingdom W1H 7RP

Handel & Hendrix in London
Distance: 1.9 mi Tourist Information
25 Brook Street
London, United Kingdom W1K 4HB

020 7495 1685

Separated by a wall & 200 years are the homes of two musicians who chose London & changed music. Welcome to Handel & Hendrix in London

Freddy Mercury House
Distance: 0.9 mi Tourist Information
Garden Lodge, 1 Logan Place
London, United Kingdom W8 6

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The Boltons
Distance: 1.1 mi Tourist Information
9 S Bolton Gardens
London, United Kingdom SW10 9

020 7373 8900

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.

Landmark Near Kensington Palace

Kensington Gardens
Distance: 0.3 mi Tourist Information
1-8 Kensington Gardens Square
London, United Kingdom SW7 5

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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.

Kensington Gardens
Distance: 0.2 mi Tourist Information
1-8 Kensington Gardens Square
London, United Kingdom W2 4BH

0907607025

Kensington High Street
Distance: 0.4 mi Tourist Information
135 High St
London, United Kingdom W8 5

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Kensington High Street is the main shopping street in Kensington, London. The area is identified in the London Plan as one of 35 major centres in Greater London.Kensington High Street is the continuation of Kensington Road and part of the A315. It starts by the entrance to Kensington Palace and runs westward through central Kensington. Near Kensington (Olympia) station, where the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea ends and London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham begins, it ends and becomes Hammersmith Road. The street is served by High Street Kensington underground station.HistoryKensington High Street is one of western London's most popular shopping streets, with upmarket shops serving a wealthy area. From the late 19th century until the mid-1970s the street had three classic department stores: Barkers of Kensington, Derry & Toms and Pontings. Barkers bought Pontings in 1906 and Derry & Toms in 1920, but continued to run all three as separate entities. In a big building project which started in 1930 and was not complete until 1958 (the Second World War halted the project), the company made Derry & Toms and Barkers into Art Deco palaces. On top of Derry & Toms, Europe's largest roof garden area (1.5acre) was created, consisting of three different gardens with 500 species of plants, fountains, a stream, duck, flamingos and a restaurant - said to serve the best high tea in Kensington.

Notting Hill Arts Club
Distance: 0.4 mi Tourist Information
21 Notting Hill Gate
London, United Kingdom W11 3JQ

The Notting Hill Arts Club is a music and arts venue in Notting Hill, central London, England. The club holds clubnights every night of the week. Its range of events covers everything from interactive crafts to themed Soviet nights, but perhaps most famous is its Death Disco clubnight, which is run by Creation Records founder Alan McGee. Big names such as Courtney Love and Mick Jones have been former guest DJs and The Guardian described it as "a haven for indie celebs and punk veterans".

Phoenix Hotel
Distance: 0.6 mi Tourist Information
1-8 Kensington Gardens Square
London, United Kingdom W2 4BH

+442072292494

Phoenix is a 125 bedroom 3 star central London hotel, located 5 minutes walk from Hyde Park. Bayswater and Queensway underground stations are both within a few minutes walking distance. The hotel is centrally situated for both the business executive and the holiday-maker, with the West End and its shops and theaters within easy reach. Free Wi-Fi and continental buffet breakfast is always included when making a reservation with Phoenix Hotel. Full English breakfast is available made to order, at an additional charge of £7.50 per person. Check-in time is from 1 pm onward. There is a complimentary luggage storage facility at the hotel. The reception desk is open 24 hours.

Israeli Embassy
Distance: 0.2 mi Tourist Information
2 Kensington Palace Green
London, United Kingdom W8 4

Embassy of Bulgaria, London
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
186-188 Queen's Gate
London, United Kingdom SW7 5

+44 (0) 20 7584 9400

The Embassy of Bulgaria in London is the diplomatic mission of Bulgaria in the United Kingdom. Diplomatic relations between the two countries date from 1879 and there has been a Bulgarian embassy in London since 1903.

Embassy of Nepal, London
Distance: 0.2 mi Tourist Information
12 Kensington Palace Gardens
London, United Kingdom W8 4QU

+44 (0) 2072291594

The Embassy of Nepal in London is the diplomatic mission of Nepal in the United Kingdom.The building was erected in 1863-65 for Samuel Morton Peto by the architect James Murray and is a Grade II listed building. Nepal was given the building as a gift from the British government in 1937 due to the ongoing help given to the British Army by the Gurkhas. In 2013 there were rumours that the Nepali government were looking to sell the embassy for an anticipated £100 million, citing the huge cost of essential repair work; this caused outrage amongst the Nepali community in Britain.

Embassy of Vietnam, London
Distance: 0.3 mi Tourist Information
12-14 Victoria Rd
London, United Kingdom W8 5

+44 (0) 20 7937 1912

The Embassy of Vietnam in London is the diplomatic mission of Vietnam in the United Kingdom. Vietnam also maintains a Commercial Section at 108 Campden Hill Road, Holland Park.

Embassy of Vietnam, London
Distance: 0.3 mi Tourist Information
12-14 Victoria Rd
London, United Kingdom W8 5

+44 (0) 20 7937 1912

The Embassy of Vietnam in London is the diplomatic mission of Vietnam in the United Kingdom. Vietnam also maintains a Commercial Section at 108 Campden Hill Road, Holland Park.

Embassy of Israel, London
Distance: 0.2 mi Tourist Information
2 Kensington Palace Green
London, United Kingdom W8 4

020 7957 9500

The Embassy of Israel in London is the diplomatic mission of Israel in the United Kingdom. It is located in the South Kensington area on Kensington Palace Gardens near the junction with Kensington High Street. The building hosts both the Embassy of Israel and the Israeli Consulate, accessible via a separate entrance at 15a Old Court Place.LocationThe embassy is situated at 2 Kensington Palace Gardens, the extension of Palace Green, which is home to Kensington Palace itself as well as a number of other diplomatic delegations, and forms part of the Crown Estate. Security around the Embassy is extremely rigorous and photography of the embassy is prohibited.The buildingThe embassy occupies a house originally built in 1860–62 for the author William Makepeace Thackeray and was built in red brick at his request. It was granted Grade II* listed status in 1969.Security incidents and assassination attemptsOn 19 September 1972, a letter bomb delivered to the Embassy exploded, killing Ami Shechori, an Israeli diplomat. Seven other bombs claimed to have been sent by the terrorist group Black September were either not delivered, or detected.

Embassy of Israel, London
Distance: 0.2 mi Tourist Information
2 Kensington Palace Green
London, United Kingdom W8 4

020 7957 9500

The Embassy of Israel in London is the diplomatic mission of Israel in the United Kingdom. It is located in the South Kensington area on Kensington Palace Gardens near the junction with Kensington High Street. The building hosts both the Embassy of Israel and the Israeli Consulate, accessible via a separate entrance at 15a Old Court Place.LocationThe embassy is situated at 2 Kensington Palace Gardens, the extension of Palace Green, which is home to Kensington Palace itself as well as a number of other diplomatic delegations, and forms part of the Crown Estate. Security around the Embassy is extremely rigorous and photography of the embassy is prohibited.The buildingThe embassy occupies a house originally built in 1860–62 for the author William Makepeace Thackeray and was built in red brick at his request. It was granted Grade II* listed status in 1969.Security incidents and assassination attemptsOn 19 September 1972, a letter bomb delivered to the Embassy exploded, killing Ami Shechori, an Israeli diplomat. Seven other bombs claimed to have been sent by the terrorist group Black September were either not delivered, or detected.

Bayswater tube station
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
48 Queensborought Terrace,
London, United Kingdom W2 4

Bayswater is a London Underground station in the Bayswater area of the City of Westminster. The station is on the Circle and District lines, between Notting Hill Gate and Paddington stations and is in Travelcard Zone 1. It is less than 100m away from the Central line's Queensway station.LocationThe station is located on the busy Queensway tourist street and is only a short walk from Portobello Market. Further north along the street is Whiteleys shopping centre. Also nearby is Westbourne Grove, Queens ice rink and bowling centre, Kensington Gardens and St Sophia's Greek Orthodox Cathedral. It is less than 100m away from Queensway station on the Central line.HistoryThe station was opened by the steam-operated Metropolitan Railway (MR) (now the Metropolitan line) on 1 October 1868 as Bayswater, as part of the railway's southern extension to South Kensington where it connected to the District Railway (DR). Construction of the railway line, through the already developed Bayswater area required the excavation of a tunnel using the cut and cover method: a trench 42ft deep was excavated between brick retaining walls which was then roofed-over with brick arches to allow building work above. Large compensation payments were made to landowners affected by the excavations and, in Leinster Gardens to the east, the frontages of two houses demolished to make way for the line were reconstructed to restore the appearance of a terrace of houses.

Holland Park School
Distance: 0.6 mi Tourist Information
Airlie Gardens, Campden Hill Rd
London, United Kingdom W8 7AF

02079081000

Holland Park School is a Coeducational secondary school and sixth form in Holland Park, London, England. In 2013, it has attained academy status. Opened in 1958, the school became the flagship for comprehensive education, and at one time had over 2,000 students. A number of high-profile socialists sent their children to Holland Park School, and it became known as "the socialist Eton". The Labour politician Tony Benn and his wife Caroline sent all four of their children to the school.Education at Holland ParkIn the 1960s and 1970s, the Holland Park School philosophy was to ensure large student numbers with the idea that the resulting size would enable more subject choices for the students. Indeed, amongst the more typical foreign languages Latin, Russian and Spanish were taught.In the early 1960s, each school year was divided into A, B, C, D, and E streams up until the 3rd year. As the groups were so large, they were again divided, typically into 3. Later the "A" "B" etc. grading was considered to be bad for children's self-esteem, so "A" "B" and "C" were replaced by "H" "P" and "S" . Nowadays, the banding system is divided into 4 bands, each with 3 levels inside them.In 1970, streaming was completely scrapped in favour of total egalitarianism. Another aspect of egalitarian thought was that many school traditions were dropped and in the 1970s there were no awards for academic achievement, in order not to demoralise low achievers. Dr Rushworth, who became head in 1971, nevertheless favoured high achievement in niche areas, and himself continued to teach Latin to children who requested lessons. His motto was "Everyone should know about everything," and critics saw this as leading to a dumbing down of the curriculum.

High Commission of Fiji, London
Distance: 0.4 mi Tourist Information
34 Hyde Park Gate
London, United Kingdom SW7 5DN

2075843661

The High Commission of Fiji in London is the diplomatic mission of Fiji in the United Kingdom. It is situated on Hyde Park Gate opposite the Embassy of Estonia.

High Commission of Fiji, London
Distance: 0.4 mi Tourist Information
34 Hyde Park Gate
London, United Kingdom SW7 5DN

2075843661

The High Commission of Fiji in London is the diplomatic mission of Fiji in the United Kingdom. It is situated on Hyde Park Gate opposite the Embassy of Estonia.

Embassy of the Czech Republic, London
Distance: 0.4 mi Tourist Information
26-30 Kensington Palace Gardens
London, United Kingdom W8 4Q

+44 (0) 20 7243 1115

The Embassy of the Czech Republic in London is the diplomatic mission of the Czech Republic in the United Kingdom. It is located at the junction of Kensington Palace Gardens and Bayswater Road in a building it shares with the Embassy of Slovakia.The Embassy of Czechoslovakia was originally located on Grosvenor Place, before moving to the location of the current Czech and Slovak embassies in 1970. The construction of a new brutalist-style building at this site had begun in 1965 and was undertaken by Jan Bočan, Jan Šrámek and Karel Štěpánský from the atelier Beta Prague Project Institute; it received an award from the Royal Institute of British Architects for the best building in the United Kingdom created by foreign architects. The building was then divided between the Czech and Slovak Republics following the dissolution of Czechoslovakia in 1993.

Embassy of the Czech Republic, London
Distance: 0.4 mi Tourist Information
26-30 Kensington Palace Gardens
London, United Kingdom W8 4Q

+44 (0) 20 7243 1115

The Embassy of the Czech Republic in London is the diplomatic mission of the Czech Republic in the United Kingdom. It is located at the junction of Kensington Palace Gardens and Bayswater Road in a building it shares with the Embassy of Slovakia.The Embassy of Czechoslovakia was originally located on Grosvenor Place, before moving to the location of the current Czech and Slovak embassies in 1970. The construction of a new brutalist-style building at this site had begun in 1965 and was undertaken by Jan Bočan, Jan Šrámek and Karel Štěpánský from the atelier Beta Prague Project Institute; it received an award from the Royal Institute of British Architects for the best building in the United Kingdom created by foreign architects. The building was then divided between the Czech and Slovak Republics following the dissolution of Czechoslovakia in 1993.

Embassy of Romania, London
Distance: 0.1 mi Tourist Information
4 Kensington Palace Green
London, United Kingdom W8 4

20-79379666

The Embassy of Romania in London is the diplomatic mission of Romania in the United Kingdom. Diplomatic relations between the two countries were established in 1880.Romania also maintains a Consulate at 344 Kensington High Street, Holland Park and a Cultural Institute at 1 Belgrave Square, Belgravia.

Embassy of Romania, London
Distance: 0.1 mi Tourist Information
4 Kensington Palace Green
London, United Kingdom W8 4

20-79379666

The Embassy of Romania in London is the diplomatic mission of Romania in the United Kingdom. Diplomatic relations between the two countries were established in 1880.Romania also maintains a Consulate at 344 Kensington High Street, Holland Park and a Cultural Institute at 1 Belgrave Square, Belgravia.

Tourist Attraction Near Kensington Palace

Harrods
Distance: 1.1 mi Tourist Information
87-135 Brompton Road
London, United Kingdom SW1X 0

020 7730 1234

Welcome to the official Facebook page of Harrods - the world's most famous luxury department store. http://www.harrods.com Four acres of shopping space showcases the world's most sought after brands set within a magical kingdom of fantasy and cultural opulence. Selling everything from sweets and souvenirs to diamonds and antiques, there is nowhere in the world quite like Harrods. Visit our website - http://www.harrods.com Follow us on Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/harrods Follow us on Instagram - http://instagram.com/harrods Watch us on You Tube - http://www.youtube.com/harrodsoflondon Harrods 87–135 Brompton Road Knightsbridge London, SW1X 7XL United Kingdom Opening Hours Monday to Saturday: 10.00am - 9.00pm Sunday: 11:30am* - 6.00pm *Browsing only between 11.30 and 12 noon on Sundays. Disclaimer By posting on the Harrods page you are consenting to Harrods Ltd using your name and (if provided) comments, photographs and video footage as Harrods may freely decide in all forms of media, forever and throughout the world. If you have posted any photographs or video footage on the Harrods page, you confirm and warrant that you own the copyright in those photographs and video footage and that you are permitted to consent to their use and broadcast by Harrods Ltd. Please note that Harrods will remove any photographs, video footage or comments which are deemed to be inappropriate.

Natural History Museum, London
Distance: 0.8 mi Tourist Information
Cromwell Road
London, United Kingdom SW7 5BD

+44 (0)20 7942 5000

The Natural History Museum in London is a treasure in every way. Join us for updates on our science, collections and all our activities. Read our blogs: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/natureplus/blogs Get help from our ID experts: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/natureplus/identification Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/NHM_London Watch our films on YouTube: http://youtube.com/naturalhistorymuseum

Royal Albert Hall
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
Kensington Gore, Kensington Road
London, United Kingdom SW7 2AP

+44 (0) 845 401 5019

Madame Tussauds London
Distance: 1.9 mi Tourist Information
Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LR
London, United Kingdom NW1 4

0871 894 3000

Science Museum
Distance: 0.8 mi Tourist Information
Exhibition Road, South Kensington
London, United Kingdom SW7 2DD

020 7942 4000

Video365
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
Edgware Road
London, United Kingdom SW1A 2AA

Abbey Road The Beatles's Crosswalk
Distance: 1.9 mi Tourist Information
Abbey Road
London, United Kingdom NW8 9AY

221b Baker Street
Distance: 1.8 mi Tourist Information
221B Baker Street
London, United Kingdom NW1 6XE

Battersea Bridge
Distance: 1.8 mi Tourist Information
Battersea Bridge Road
London, United Kingdom SW11 3AF

Battersea Bridge is a five-span arch bridge with cast-iron girders and granite piers crossing the River Thames in London, England. It is situated on a sharp bend in the river, and links Battersea south of the river with Chelsea to the north. The bridge replaced a ferry service that had operated near the site since at least the middle of the 16th century.The first Battersea Bridge was a toll bridge commissioned by John, Earl Spencer, who had recently acquired the rights to operate the ferry. Although a stone bridge was planned, difficulties in raising investment meant that a cheaper wooden bridge was built instead. Designed by Henry Holland, it was initially opened to pedestrians in November 1771, and to vehicle traffic in 1772. The bridge was poorly designed and dangerous both to its users and to passing shipping, and boats often collided with it. To reduce the dangers to shipping, two piers were removed and the sections of the bridge above them were strengthened with iron girders.Although dangerous and unpopular, the bridge was the last surviving wooden bridge on the Thames in London, and was the subject of paintings by many significant artists such as J. M. W. Turner, John Sell Cotman and James McNeill Whistler, including Whistler's Nocturne: Blue and Gold – Old Battersea Bridge, and his controversial Nocturne in Black and Gold – The Falling Rocket.

Electric Cinema, Notting Hill
Distance: 1.0 mi Tourist Information
191 Portobello Road
London, United Kingdom W11 2ED

020 7908 9696

The Electric Cinema is a movie theatre in Notting Hill, London, and is one of the oldest working cinemas in the country.HistoryThe Electric Cinema first opened in London's Portobello Road on 24 February 1910 and was one of the first buildings in Britain to be designed specifically for motion picture exhibition. It was built shortly after its namesake the Electric Cinema in Birmingham, which predates it by around two months. The cinema was soon eclipsed by the huge picture palaces that became fashionable during the 1930s but, despite being shuttered for brief periods, it has remained in almost continual use until the present day.Designed by architect Gerald Seymour Valentin in the Edwardian Baroque style, it originally opened as the Electric Cinema Theatre. During World War I an angry mob attacked the Electric, believing that its German-born manager was signalling to Zeppelin raiders from the roof, after nearby Arundel Gardens was hit by a bomb dropped from a Zeppelin.Later, in 1932, the Electric became the Imperial Playhouse cinema, though by this time the Portobello Road area had become rather run down, along with the rest of Notting Hill.

Warwick Castle
Distance: 1.2 mi Tourist Information
Castle Hill
Warwick, United Kingdom CV34 4QU

01926 495421

Big Bus Tours London
Distance: 1.9 mi Tourist Information
110 Buckingham Palace Road, Fl 3rd
London, United Kingdom SW1W

0207 808 6753

The Big Bus open-top tour showcases the best of London's tourist attractions. You can listen to colourful tales of London's rich 2000-year history and take in famous landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. Our world famous Hop-on and Hop-off tickets are valid for either 24 hours or 48 hours. The Big Bus ticket also includes a free cruise along the River Thames; a selection of guided walking tours and a Big Bus voucher booklet that offers a range of discounts at attractions, shops and restaurants. There is also the free Big Bus App that works with IOS and Android software, it is simple to use and marks the nearest Big Bus Stop so you won’t get lost on your day out. The tour also offers you a choice of a recorded commentary in a range of languages, or a live commentary delivered by entertaining guides. The Red Tour is guaranteed live commentary on every day of the year except Christmas day. Languages on the Blue Tour include English, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Chinese Mandarin, Spanish, Brazilian, Hindi, Japanese and Arabic. All our buses are 2 years ahead of EU standard clean emissions. Big Bus Tours is also the biggest family owned open top sightseeing tour in the world. Our Worldwide brand has operations in Abu Dhabi, Budapest, Dubai, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Las Vegas, London, Miami, Muscat, New York, Paris, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Shanghai, Sydney, Vienna and Washington. So if you are looking for things to do in London, make sure the Big Bus sightseeing tour is at the top of their list.

Royal College of Art
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
kensington gore
London, United Kingdom SW7 2EU

020 7590 4444

The Royal College of Art or RCA is a public research university in London, in the United Kingdom. It offers postgraduate degrees in art and design to students from over 60 countries; it is the only entirely postgraduate art and design university in the world. In the 2016 QS World University Rankings by Subject, the RCA was placed first in the Art and Design subject area. This was the second consecutive year that QS had awarded it the number 1 position for Art & Design.HistoryThe RCA was founded in Somerset House in 1837 as the Government School of Design or Metropolitan School of Design. Richard Burchett became head of the school in 1852. In 1853 it was expanded and moved to Marlborough House, and then, in 1853 or 1857, to South Kensington, on the same site as the South Kensington Museum. It was renamed the Normal Training School of Art in 1857 and the National Art Training School in 1863. During the later 19th century it was primarily a teacher training college; pupils during this period included George Clausen, Christopher Dresser, Luke Fildes, Kate Greenaway and Gertrude Jekyll.

Marble Arch
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
63-79 SEYMOUR STREET
London, United Kingdom W2 2HF

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The Grosvenor Hotel, 101 Buckingham Palace Road, London
Distance: 1.9 mi Tourist Information
101 Buckingham Palace Road
London, United Kingdom SW1W 0

0800 330 8011

Maddame Tausads
Distance: 1.9 mi Tourist Information
Marylebone Road
London, United Kingdom NW1 5

+44 (0) 871 894 3000

Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
111-117 Lancaster Road
London, United Kingdom W11 1QT

+44(0)20 7243 9611

Unwrap 200 years of consumer society at the Museum of Brands. Travel through the Museum’s time tunnel of 12,000 objects and unwrap 150 years of consumer society, decade by decade. From Cadbury’s to Coca-Cola, Monster Munch to Matey Bubble Bath, so many brand stories are here. Rediscover design classics, forgotten childhood toys and products long since consigned to history. The fascinating changes in style, design, fashion, entertainment, communications, travel, transport and behaviour can all be traced through our unique collection. Located just off the famous Portobello Road in London’s Notting Hill, the Museum is regularly described as one of London’s quirkiest Museums. Our award-winning gift shop sells brand-inspired items created from images in the Collection and the café offers light lunches, tea, coffee and refreshments.

Portsmouth Harbour
Distance: 1.2 mi Tourist Information
guwharf quays
Portsmouth, United Kingdom PO1 3

The Royal Mews
Distance: 1.9 mi Tourist Information
13 Buckingham Palace Road
London, United Kingdom SW1W 0SR

020 7766 7302

The Blue Door, Notting Hill
Distance: 1.1 mi Tourist Information
280 Westbourne Park Road
London, United Kingdom W11 1EH

Landmark Near Kensington Palace

Embassy of Romania, London
Distance: 0.1 mi Tourist Information
4 Kensington Palace Green
London, United Kingdom W8 4

20-79379666

The Embassy of Romania in London is the diplomatic mission of Romania in the United Kingdom. Diplomatic relations between the two countries were established in 1880.Romania also maintains a Consulate at 344 Kensington High Street, Holland Park and a Cultural Institute at 1 Belgrave Square, Belgravia.

Embassy of Nepal, London
Distance: 0.2 mi Tourist Information
12 Kensington Palace Gardens
London, United Kingdom W8 4QU

+44 (0) 2072291594

The Embassy of Nepal in London is the diplomatic mission of Nepal in the United Kingdom.The building was erected in 1863-65 for Samuel Morton Peto by the architect James Murray and is a Grade II listed building. Nepal was given the building as a gift from the British government in 1937 due to the ongoing help given to the British Army by the Gurkhas. In 2013 there were rumours that the Nepali government were looking to sell the embassy for an anticipated £100 million, citing the huge cost of essential repair work; this caused outrage amongst the Nepali community in Britain.

Embassy of Azerbaijan, London
Distance: 0.2 mi Tourist Information
4 Kensington Court
London, United Kingdom W8 5

20-79385482

The Embassy of Azerbaijan in London is the diplomatic mission of Azerbaijan in the United Kingdom. Diplomatic relations between the two countries were established in 1992 and the Azeri embassy in London established in 1994.In 2011 a protest was held outside the embassy by those opposed to the jailing the Azeri journalist Eynulla Fatullayev.

Embassy of Russia, London
Distance: 0.2 mi Tourist Information
6/7 Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4QP
London, United Kingdom

The Embassy of Russia in London is the diplomatic mission of Russia in the United Kingdom. The main building and Consular section is located at 5 and 6-7 Kensington Palace Gardens at the junction with Bayswater Road, with the Ambassador's Residence located in a separate building at 13 Kensington Palace Gardens (Harrington House). Russia also maintains a Defence Attaché's Office at 44 Millfield Lane, Highgate and an Office of the Trade Representative at 33 Highgate West Hill, Highgate.HistoryThe embassy of the Russian Empire was located at Chesham Place, Belgravia; this then functioned as the Embassy of the new Soviet Union from 1924-27. Diplomatic relations were suspended during the period 1927-29 and following their resumption the Soviet government moved to the various buildings on Kensington Palace Gardens which were inherited by the Russian Federation following the dissolution of the USSR.

Embassy of Mongolia, London
Distance: 0.2 mi Tourist Information
7 Kensington Ct
London, United Kingdom W8 5DN

+44 (0)2079370150

The Embassy of Mongolia in London is the diplomatic mission of Mongolia in the United Kingdom. Relations between the two countries dates from 1963.

Embassy of Belarus, London
Distance: 0.2 mi Tourist Information
6 Kensington Ct
London, United Kingdom

+44 (0) 20 7937 3288

The Embassy of Belarus in London is the diplomatic mission of Belarus in the United Kingdom. It is situated just south of Hyde Park between the Embassy of Azerbaijan and the Embassy of Mongolia.Britain and Belarus established diplomatic relations in 1992 shortly after Belarus regained independence; a consular-general was set up in 1993 which was then upgraded to a full embassy in 1994.The Belarusian diaspora in the UK provided the newly established consular-general and embassy with a building at 1 St Stephen's Crescent. However, after the establishment of the regime of Alexander Lukashenko and the controversial referendum held in 1995, which cancelled the pre-Soviet state symbols of Belarus and introduced Russian as a state language, the embassy was asked to leave the building.In 2010 protests was held by people opposed to the government of Alexander Lukashenko and also by opponents of Internet censoship in Belarus.

Embassy of Vietnam, London
Distance: 0.3 mi Tourist Information
12-14 Victoria Rd
London, United Kingdom W8 5

+44 (0) 20 7937 1912

The Embassy of Vietnam in London is the diplomatic mission of Vietnam in the United Kingdom. Vietnam also maintains a Commercial Section at 108 Campden Hill Road, Holland Park.

High Commission of Zambia, London
Distance: 0.3 mi Tourist Information
2 Palace Gate
London, United Kingdom 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.

Embassy of Slovakia, London
Distance: 0.4 mi Tourist Information
25 Palace Gardens Terrace
London, United Kingdom

20-72430803

The Embassy of Slovakia in London is the diplomatic mission of Slovakia in the United Kingdom. It is located at the junction of Kensington Palace Gardens and Bayswater Road in a building it shares with the Embassy of the Czech Republic.The Embassy of Czechoslovakia was originally located on Grosvenor Place, before moving to the location of the current Czech and Slovak embassies in 1970. The construction of a new brutalist-style building at this site had begun in 1965 and was undertaken by Jan Bočan, Jan Šrámek and Karel Štěpánský from the atelier Beta Prague Project Institute; it received an award from the Royal Institute of British Architects for the best building in the United Kingdom created by foreign architects. The building was the divided between the Czech and Slovak Republics following the dissolution of Czechoslovakia in 1993.

High Commission of Fiji, London
Distance: 0.4 mi Tourist Information
34 Hyde Park Gate
London, United Kingdom SW7 5DN

2075843661

The High Commission of Fiji in London is the diplomatic mission of Fiji in the United Kingdom. It is situated on Hyde Park Gate opposite the Embassy of Estonia.

Embassy of the Czech Republic, London
Distance: 0.4 mi Tourist Information
26-30 Kensington Palace Gardens
London, United Kingdom W8 4Q

+44 (0) 20 7243 1115

The Embassy of the Czech Republic in London is the diplomatic mission of the Czech Republic in the United Kingdom. It is located at the junction of Kensington Palace Gardens and Bayswater Road in a building it shares with the Embassy of Slovakia.The Embassy of Czechoslovakia was originally located on Grosvenor Place, before moving to the location of the current Czech and Slovak embassies in 1970. The construction of a new brutalist-style building at this site had begun in 1965 and was undertaken by Jan Bočan, Jan Šrámek and Karel Štěpánský from the atelier Beta Prague Project Institute; it received an award from the Royal Institute of British Architects for the best building in the United Kingdom created by foreign architects. The building was then divided between the Czech and Slovak Republics following the dissolution of Czechoslovakia in 1993.

High Commission of Guyana, London
Distance: 0.4 mi Tourist Information
3 Palace Court
London, United Kingdom W2 4

020 7229 7684

The High Commission of Guyana in London is the diplomatic mission of Guyana in the United Kingdom.

Kensington Flower Corner
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
80A Hight street Kensington
London, United Kingdom W8 4SG

02079385327

Embassy of Bulgaria, London
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
186-188 Queen's Gate
London, United Kingdom SW7 5

+44 (0) 20 7584 9400

The Embassy of Bulgaria in London is the diplomatic mission of Bulgaria in the United Kingdom. Diplomatic relations between the two countries date from 1879 and there has been a Bulgarian embassy in London since 1903.

Embassy of Jordan, London
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
6 Upper Phillimore Gardens
London, United Kingdom W8 7HA

2079379499

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

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

20-75892944

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.

High Commission of Mauritius, London
Distance: 0.6 mi Tourist Information
32-33 Elvaston Pl
London, United Kingdom SW7 5

020 7581 0294

The High Commission of Mauritius in London is the diplomatic mission of Mauritius in the United Kingdom.

Embassy of Senegal, London
Distance: 0.6 mi Tourist Information
39 Marloes Rd
London, United Kingdom W8 6

20-79377237

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

Embassy of Costa Rica, London
Distance: 0.6 mi Tourist Information
14 Lancaster Gate
London, United Kingdom W2 3

20-77068844

The Embassy of Costa Rica in London is the diplomatic mission of Costa Rica in the United Kingdom. Unlike most diplomatic missions there is no flag or plaque indicating its existence, only a small label on the door-buzzer.

Embassy of the United Arab Emirates, London
Distance: 0.6 mi Tourist Information
30 Princes Gate Court
London, United Kingdom SW7 1PT

+44 (0) 20 7581 1281

The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in London is the diplomatic mission of the United Arab Emirates in the United Kingdom. The UAE also maintains a Consulate, Police Liaison Section & Cultural Attaché's office at 48 Prince's Gate, South Kensington, a Military Attaché's Office at 6 Queen's Gate Terrace, South Kensington and a Health Section at 71 Harley Street, Marylebone.The Embassy is located in a terrace overlooking Hyde Park in Kensington Road, Westminster, London, next door to the Embassy of Tunisia and the Embassy of Afghanistan.