London – What To Do In Kensington And Chelsea

By | October 24, 2012 at 5:53 am | 12 comments | City Breaks, Jade, UK | Tags: , ,

London is one of the world’s must visit cities. It is world class in terms of art, fashion, music, and dining. But what makes London special are it’s unique and diverse neighbourhoods. Visiting the different neighbourhoods or boroughs of London is almost like visiting a whole new location.

What To See in Kensington and Chelsea

Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace is located in Kensington Gardens and is the royal residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. Kensington Palace is also often used by the handsome Prince Harry, which makes if worth a visit if only to offer a chance to spot the cheeky prince.

The state rooms of Kensington Palace are currently open to the public.

Kensington Palace – cc Chris Coomber

Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum contains the world’s largest collection of decorative arts and design. The collection spans over 5,000 years of art works, as well as the most comprehensive collection of post classical sculpture, as well as the best collection of East Asian and Islamic art in Europe.

For art lovers, you simply can not miss it. Entry is free.

Natural History and Science Museum

For those interested in natural history, or travelling with kids, you wont want to miss the Natural History Museum. The Natural History Museum is most famous for it’s dinosaur exhibit – although go early as often entry to this exhibit accumulates quite a long queue. Entry is free.

Another museum you wont want to miss if travelling with kids is the London Science Museum. Some of the most popular exhibitions are the Science museum include the flight exhibition, making the modern world, and who am I? And like other great musumus in London, entry is free.

Natural History Museum – cc Alistair Knock

Kensington High Street

Kensington high street is the main shopping street in Kensington and Chelsea. The street contains many of the big shopping chains that can be found elsewhere in London, but is also home to many upmarket boutiques. To see a map of shops on Kensington high street click here.

About the Author

Jade Johnston

Jade is a freelance travel writer from Manitoba Canada. She loves travel and meeting new people has lived in 6 countries and travelled to more than 30. She prefers to travel slowly - taking overland transit or working/ volunteering in the countries she visits. Her motto is that she might never return to this place again, so she has to try to soak up as much as possible. To learn more about the OurOyster project, Google + : Jade Johnston's Google You can also shoot her an email at


  1. Nick - Goats On The Road (1 year ago)

    Another great article Jade! We’ve been to London but didn’t go to Chelsea…next time. Cheers.

    • OurOyster (1 year ago)

      Don’t miss the Natural history museum…. dinosaurs!

  2. Jenn @therebelchick (1 year ago)

    I hope to make it to London one day. Thanks for the tips! :)

    • OurOyster (1 year ago)

      You havn’t been to London yet? Shocking! Put it at the top of your list :)

  3. Cathy Sweeney (1 year ago)

    Nice list of things to do in the area. I’ve got the V & A on my list for next time in London. Can’t believe I haven’t made it there yet. I really love Kensington Palace and having tea at the Orangery.

    • OurOyster (1 year ago)

      I need to go back to the V and A – last time I was really rushed and just got to see a few parts of the collection. Museums in London are HUGE and some really need several visits

  4. Michele (1 year ago)

    If you’re into architecture check out the Michelin House in Chelsea!

  5. Ali (1 year ago)

    I don’t think I’ve made it to this section of London on my last two visits. Hopefully next time!

    • OurOyster (1 year ago)

      If you like history and museums then this is the place to be – the V and A, and natural history museum are amazing – and free to enter as well!

  6. Julia Spencer (1 year ago)

    Well, you mentioned almost all places that people should visit in London, but still I think that there are more of them and we can’t even enumerate all of them

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  7. Mary @Green Global Travel (1 year ago)

    Great London tips!

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