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Experience London from a Kensington holiday apartment

A Kensington holiday apartment is a great choice if you want to be in the heart of London with access to historical sites and entertainment. This upscale area has a variety of holiday apartments available, from serviced to self-catering, and 3 of the top museums in the United Kingdom. You can even choose a holiday apartment near the royal palace or close to the magnificent Kensington Gardens. The architecture in Kensington is spectacular, thanks in large part to the efforts of the royal family. Renting an apartment in this part of London will make you feel as though you’ve stepped into the ultimate in luxury and good taste.

Things to do

Top attractions near holiday homes in Kensington

On your holiday in Kensington, there are several attractions near holiday homes you must include on your itinerary. First off, you should be sure to take a trip to the Kensington Gardens, where you can stroll through wide open green spaces and then spend some time reflecting by the Diana Memorial Fountain. If you’ve always imagined what life would be like as a royal, you should consider a visit to the Kensington Palace, which features opulent decorations both inside and out, and is the official home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. To take a step back in time to Victorian-era London, you can visit 18 Stafford Terrace, a museum that features authentic furnishings.

Day trips

Best day trips from your Kensington holiday home

From your Kensington holiday rental, you’ll have your choice of several exciting day trips. For example, when the weather is warm, you may want to plan a trip to Brighton Beach to stroll along the wooden pier or spend time on the sand. History buffs can take a day trip to Stone Henge to explore the mysterious stone structure, and afterward, you can take a tour of historic Windsor Castle. If you’ve always dreamed of spending time in the English countryside, you may want to visit the quaint town of Bristol. Finally, you can travel to Cambridge University Town to tour the grounds of the world-famous university.

Restaurants and bars

The best restaurants near holiday rentals in Kensington

While you’re in Kensington, you’ll have your choice of some of the best cuisine in London, including high tea, all near holiday homes to rent. At many of the area’s top restaurants, you can sit down for a delicious cup of tea, delicate finger sandwiches and flaky cones with rich clotted cream and sweet jam. If you’re looking for something a little heartier, you can stop by one of the area’s many excellent pubs. At one of these spots, you can fill up on savoury cuisine that will give you the energy you need to explore the city, including classic pub fare such as fish and chips or a meat pie with a buttery, golden-brown crust and rich, delectable fillings.

Shopping

Top shopping spots in Kensington near holiday accommodation

If you’re the type of traveller who likes to do a little shopping near your holiday accommodation, Kensington is one of the best areas of London to visit. Kensington High Street is the top shopping spot in this area, and up and down this bustling thoroughfare, you’ll find some of the world’s top brands as well as a number of high-end boutiques. Portobello Road and its famous market is another excellent spot to visit if you want to do some shopping. At the market, you can find a great selection of antiques, most of which you can purchase for an attractive price. The market also features vendors selling clothing, fresh produce and much more.

Where to stay near Kensington?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,668 holiday rentals near Kensington. From 2,945 Condos/Apartments to 575 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Kensington is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Kensington?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Kensington:

  • City of Westminster: 4,123 holiday homes
  • Prince's: 426 holiday homes
  • Victoria: 1,175 holiday homes
  • London Borough of Merton: 168 holiday homes
  • London Borough of Tower Hamlets: 1,250 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Kensington?

HomeAway.com.au offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Kensington. From HomeAway.com.au travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Baden-Powell House: 10,833 holiday rentals
  • Kensington Church Street: 10,817 holiday rentals
  • London (ZEP-Victoria Train Station): 10,739 holiday rentals
  • St Katherine's Dock: 10,653 holiday rentals
  • Rotherhithe: 4,425 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Kensington listed on HomeAway.com.au where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Kensington?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.com.au offers 2,945 Condos/Apartments in Kensington. Our other popular types of Kensington holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 575 holiday houses
  • Studios: 3,005 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 2 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Guest houses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Kensington?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 20 holiday homes with pool available in Kensington. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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