Enjoy having London on your

doorstep

Just a short walk or bus trip will take you to many attractions such as any of the 3 world class Museums, Holland Park, Kensington Gardens, Kensington Palace and a relative newcomer to the area’s tourist scene, Westfield London shopping Mall, the largest in Europe.

ROYALTY AT KENSINGTON PALACE

Originally built as a modest mansion in 1605, it was purchased by the first Earl of Nottingham in 1619. However, when William and Mary started their joint reign in 1689, they wanted somewhere better than their current home at Whitehall Palace, which was too close to the River Thames. In 1689, they bought the Palace and asked Sir Christopher Wren to expand it.
There are a number of exhibitions’, displays and talks that take place throughout the year, helping you get a better insight into the history of this incredible building.
Within walking distance or a short bus or tube ride away.

DISCOVER THE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM

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History Museum is ideal if you’re planning a day out during your stay. The attractions can be divided into four broad categories: the Earth, dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures, fossils and ecology, and the Darwin Centre and Wildlife Garden.

A short bus or tube ride away.

EXPERIENCE THE SCIENCE MUSEUM

The Science Museum is the perfect place to spend the day in London. With interactive exhibits, hands-on experiments and an IMAX cinema, there is plenty to entertain people of all ages. Across seven floors, the museum looks at very different areas of the scientific world, with displays focusing on everything from medicine to engineering.
A short bus or tube ride away.

THE ARTS AT THE VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM

With more than 4.5 million works on display, it’s one of the best places in the world to admire art

and design across the ages from around the world. Voted Museum of the Year 2016 by the Art Fund, the V&A is a fantastic way to get more culture from your break in London.
A short bus or tube ride away.

INNOVATION AT THE DESIGN MUSEUM

The Design Museum offers inspiring insights into the world of design with exhibitions on fashion, architecture, furniture, graphic, product, transport and digital design.
Alongside its cutting-edge program of temporary exhibitions, the museum also hosts a variety of talks and family activities.
A very short walk away.

ENTERTAINMENT AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL

The iconic Royal Albert Hall is one of the world’s most famous stages. Opened by Queen Victoria in 1871, the hall hosts more than 360 events a year, including classical music, jazz, world music, circus, rock, pop, opera, dance, comedy and tennis.
Enjoy daytime tours, and lunchtime jazz and world music in the hall’s Café Consort.
Within walking distance or a short bus or tube ride away.

NATURE AT HOLLAND PARK

Tucked away in one of London’s most elegant districts, the park offers 22 Hectares of woodland, formal gardens, Japanese garden, playground for children, and a café to create a unique environment in the heart of Kensington. It is a haven for all the family to enjoy.
Opened in 1952, Holland Park used to be a private estate belonging to the Earl of Holland. The former

ballroom of Holland House is now the stylish Belvedere restaurant, while the Orangery and Ice House host temporary exhibitions. In the summer open-air opera and theatre concerts are held in the grounds. Look out for peacocks roaming the grounds. A very short walk away.

OLYMPIA EXHIBITION CENTRE

Times have changed since the Olympia first flung open its doors to the public on Boxing Day 1886 for the Hippodrome Circus, with the promise of a spectacle involving 400 performers, 300 horses and six “funny” elephants. These days state-of-the-art equipment and a team of skilled in-house technical and support staff are on hand to help event organisers provide both trade and public shows that are top of their class and attract crowds from around the globe. Luckily, we are fortunate to be one of the closest hotels located near Olympia London. A very short walk away.

ART & CULTURE AT LEIGHTON HOUSE

Leighton House Museum is the former home of the Victorian artist Frederic, Lord Leighton (1830-1896). The only purpose-built studio-house open to the public in the United Kingdom, it is one of the most remarkable buildings of the nineteenth century, containing a fascinating collection of paintings and sculpture by Leighton and his contemporaries.
Many of the most prominent figures of the Victorian age were entertained in this room; including Queen Victoria herself who called on Leighton in 1859.

VICTORIAN LIFE AT 18 STAFFORD TERRACE

18 Stafford Terrace was an almost new townhouse when the Sambournes moved in, in 1875. It was Linley Sambourne who set about re-decorating the house in the Aesthetic style.
Today the house is a fine example of middle-class Aestheticism; its influences can still be seen permeating throughout the house, from decorative Sunflower motifs in the stained glass windows to the fine selection of William Morris wallpapers that hang within the rooms through to the displayed collection of blue-and-white Chinese import porcelain.

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