Kensington and Chelsea Area Guide
The affluent area of Kensington is home to many outstanding restaurants and bars, as well as boasting a rich cultural heritage thanks to some of the biggest and best museums in London. Enjoy a concert at the Royal Albert Hall, or spend a day shopping on the High Street. Kensington Gardens are pretty nice, too.
Kensington is home to a number of wonderful museums. If you're interested in science or a keen history lover or enjoy art and design, Kensington has something for everyone.
While in Kensington, a trip to the Royal Albert Hall is an absolute must. They host a variety of events from regular gigs, through to film screenings with live orchestras. With ornate architecture and near perfect acoustics, it’s always a treat for the eyes and the ears.
Kensington is full of amazing restaurants that serve delicious food with a range of diverse cuisines so you'll never be short of choice and variety. Whether it be British, Italian, Polish or Indian.
There are a number of ways to travel to and from Chelsea. Sloane Square on the District and Circle lines is Chelsea’s Underground station, but for commuters at the Fulham end of Chelsea there is another option — the Overground from Imperial Wharf with trains to Clapham Junction for connections to Victoria and Waterloo.
The useful commuter buses along King’s Road, all of which stop at Sloane Square, are the No 11 to Liverpool Street via Victoria; the No 19 to Finsbury Park via Tottenham Court Road; No 22 to Oxford Circus, and the No 211 to Waterloo via Victoria.
The jewels in Chelsea’s arts crown are the Royal Court Theatre in Sloane Square, which for years has pioneered new writing, and the Saatchi Gallery, which has pioneered modern art in a classical former Army building known as Duke of York’s HQ, off King’s Road.
Just across the Chelsea Bridge, or Albert Bridge, you'll find Battersea Park. A large 200 acre Victorian park containing a riverside promenade, a large lake, many notable trees and ecological areas, children's play areas, a children's zoo, the Pump House gallery, ceremony venue and sports facilities.