London area guide
One of London's wealthiest areas, Kensington is home to some of the capital's most famous free museums, two Royal Parks and a huge range of fabulous shops.
Families flock to South Kensington for its cluster of free museums, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum. Best for shopping is High Street Kensington, where you'll find everything from the Whole Foods Market to Urban Outfitters. Visit Kensington Palace to snoop around Queen Victoria's bedroom and to enjoy afternoon tea in the Orangery. Explore Kensington Gardens, home to the Serpentine Lake, the Serpentine Gallery and the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial playground. Kensington is also chock-full of restaurants and places to stay.