Victoria & Albert Museum
An impressive art museum amongst the best in the world, the Victoria & Albert Museum displays extensive exhibits and masterpieces of art.
Royal Albert Hall of Arts & Sciences
Address: Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 2AP, England
Natural History Museum
A beautiful Romanesque style building houses London's Natural History Museum which dates back to 1754. Highlights of the Museum include the Earth Galleries, Dinosaurs and Origins sections.
Museum of Science & Industry
Address: Exhibition Road, London SW7 2DD, England
Commonwealth Education Trust (formerly Commonwealth Institute)
The Commonwealth Institute is the center for Commonwealth education and culture in Britain. Its purpose is to increase knowledge and understanding of the Commonwealth, its nations and people and the principles upon which it is based. Situated in the spectacular historic building next to Holland Park, the Institute's three floors of permanent exhibition galleries show the history, landscape, wildlife, arts, crafts and cultures of the 50 Commonwealth countries. A cultural program of special exhibitions, live events, cultural festivals, children's holiday activities and workshops is on offer to the public, and an education program for teachers and schools is also available.
Address: New Zealand House, 80 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4TE, England
Kensal Green Cemetery
The Kensal Green Cemetery buildings are under the protection of English Heritage. As a result, the Dissenter's Chapel has undergone an extensive conservation project and there are plans to restore the Anglican Chapel and some of the monuments.The Kensal Green Cemetery came into being in the 1830s when the London cemeteries filled up. It quickly became a noteworthy and preferable place to be burried. Buried here are famous authors and painters and people of nobility, including Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex, son of King George III.The buildings in Kensal Green are Greek revival style and the most important of these are the Anglican Chapel and Catacombs, Dissenters Chapel and Catacombs, Colonnade and Catacombs, and the Main Entrance Gateway.
Address: The West London Crematorium at Kensal Green, Harrow Road, London W10 4RA, England
Portobello Road Market
On Saturdays Portobello Road Market has antiques and second-hand goods; Mon.-Fri. it offers only fruit and vegetables.The Portobello market dates back to the 19th century, when gypsies would gather there to trade horses. The Antiques market started in 1948, after the closure of the Caledonian market.The market runs along Portobello Road, between Westray (M40) and Pembridge Villas.
Leighton House is a Victorian mansion with a romantic garden.Additional attractions include an Arab hall with mosaic floor and antique Middle Eastern tiles, and the studio where Lord Leighton worked. The house is set in beautiful parkland with extensive views of the Lakeland fells. There are also daily flying displays with birds of prey.
Address: 12 Holland Park Road, London W14 8LZ, England
Kensington Roof Gardens
Kensington Roof Gardens cover 2.5 acres on the sixth floor roof of a department store. They were established in 1938 with many exotic plants, flamingoes, birds, a Spanish garden with pergolas, fountains and palm trees, an Elizabethan herb garden and old-fashioned roses.
Address: 99 Kensington High Street, London W8 5SA, England
Holland Park, situated to the west of Kensington Gardens, is particularly attractive in spring when tulips are in bloom, and in summer when performances take place in the open-air theater.
Address: HollandWalk, London W8 7QU, England
Lindsey House is a National Trust property in London's Kensington area. This 17th C house is built on the former site of Sir Thomas Moore's garden and can boast one of the finest exterior constructions of its day.
Address: 99/100 Cheyne Walk, Kensington SW10 0DQ, England
Fulham Road, between Finborough Road and Old Church Street is filled with specialty shops selling everything from jewelery to antiques.
Kensington Church Street
Church Street in Kensington has a wide variety of antique shops, art galleries and street markets. It runs between Notting Hill Gate and Kensington High Street.
Linley Sambourne House
Linley Sambourne House was the home of the artist and "Punch" cartoonist Edward Linley Sambourne, with 19th century furniture and pictures.
Address: 18 Stafford Terrace, London W8 7BH, England
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