Home to stately, landmark buildings, the district of Kensington is the epitome of British heritage and history. If you have a taste for Edwardian themed décor and design, you’ll be impressed by the well-preserved architecture in this area, as well as the many embassy buildings and museums.
Royal Albert Hall: Built in 1871 to fulfil the vision of Prince Albert, this beautiful Grade I listed building has been hosting the finest performances for decades. It is a registered charity in trust for the nation and financially self-sufficient (it receives no funding from the government). You can find further information about upcoming events and shows on the Royal Albert Hall’s main website. www.royalalberthall.com
The Victoria & Albert Museum: Welcome to the world’s leading museum of art and design. The renowned V&A houses a permanent collection of over 2.3 million objects that span over 5000 years of human creativity. In here you’ll find the greatest resources for the study of architecture, fashion, textiles, photography, sculpture, paintings, books and ceramics. www.vam.ac.uk
Kensington Palace: The childhood home of Queen Victoria and situated in the stunning Kensington Gardens, the palace is filled with the history, antiques and stories of the Royal family. Visit this landmark for an insightful tour or a light lunch in the neighbouring orangery. www.hrp.org.uk/kensingtonpalace