Is a trip to London
on the cards? If you are heading to ye olde England, a stay in one of our Earls Court and Kensington hotels is in order! Not only is this one of the trendiest parts of town, it's also home to two of London's eight royal parks – Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens – plus it's Kate and Wills' neighbourhood!
Things to do
Culture vultures will love this area, as it's known as the museum precinct of London. You can get your fix at the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum.
Catch a breath of fresh air by taking a stroll around Hyde Park. Make sure you see the beautiful Serpentine Lake and then pay a visit to the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial. If you're lucky, you might even catch an interesting speech at the Speakers' Corner, which has acted as a sort of soapbox for many famous figures, including Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin and George Orwell. Since 1866, this spot has been a symbol of free speech and has also seen a number of protests take place, so it's of historic significance and well-worth checking out.
Pop into the Kensington Gardens and see if Kate and Wills, the Duke and Duchess of York, are at home in the Kensington Palace. Royalty has resided in this palace since 1689 and it is open to the public if you book tickets ahead of time. But if you can't join a palace tour, you can still enjoy the other features of the Kensington Gardens, including the Albert Memorial, the Italian Gardens, the Peter Pan statue and the Serpentine Galleries.
Shopping and dining
Kensington's High Street is definitely a good place to start your London shopping expedition, but whatever you do, don't miss Harrods and Harvey Nicks in Knightsbridge! These iconic stores have been open since the early 1800s and are tourist attractions in and of themselves!
When it comes to dining, you can have a gourmet meal at the Whole Foods Market in Kensington before grabbing some goodies to take back to your hotel. If you want something a little more traditional, sit down for a traditional English pub meal at one of the fantastic pubs in the area then pop into the Orangery Cafe at Kensington Gardens for a cup of tea in the afternoon.
Getting here and around
Kensington and Earls Court are only about 40 minutes from both the London City Airport and Heathrow Airport, so grab one of these cheap flights to London
to kick off your English escape. Once you've arrived, you can easily get around on the Tube, by black taxi or on double-decker buses and the London CBD
is only 10 minutes away!
So wot are you waiting for? Book your Earls Court and Kensington accommodation with us now!