Kensington and Chelsea are two thriving districts in London with great fame for shopping and culture. They make up the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It is the most densely populated borough in the whole of the UK and wealthiest too.
This fairly vast city expanse stretches from Harrow Road in the north of London to the banks of the Thames in the south. Then further it stretches from Finborough Road to the west of Hyde Park in the east. What makes Kensington and Chelsea stand out are their fame as the hub of shopping spots, museums and parks such as the Kensington Gardens.
A tour of Kensington and Chelsea can start with the main shopping streets in the area. You can decide what kind of stores you want to visit. There is a choice. There are chain stores, small stores and fashion stores of your taste. The chain stores include H&M, Marks & Spencer, Zara and Topshop at Kensington High Street. If small stores and boutiques are your choice, visit King’s Road in Chelsea.
If it is high fashion stores such as Gucci, Prada, and Christian Dior take to Sloane Street. Harrods in the north of Sloane Street in Knightsbridge blends all the three types.
Natural History Museum
This is London’s own museum mile located right in Kensington. It is a must-see and great for kids. Its Dinosaurs exhibition is the most impressive in the world. Culture-wise, Kensington is always attractive. The Royal Albert Hall is unique and worth catching a concert.
Kensington Gardens & Palace
Now to get away from the bustle of the city, you can visit Kensington Gardens on a sunny afternoon. Renting a striped deck chair for a day gives great relaxation. Keep the kids occupied at the Diana Memorial Playground located in the northwest section of the park. Kensington Gardens is one of the Royal Parks in London and houses the famous Kensington Palace, the erstwhile palace of the Royal family.
A high tea at Orangery
Visit the Orangery in the heart of Kensington Gardens and have a British afternoon tea with a view of the gardens. So you may rent a flat in Kensington around the London so that you can have some quality time at Chase or Kensington to enjoy the borough closely and thoroughly. Many well furnished serviced apartments for short stay are available at moderate rents and you can book an apartment using the services of a reliable letting agency in London.