Destination guide

Historical Kensington will entice you

Take a holiday to Kensington and enjoy the area's museums, history and architecture. Travellers to this cosmopolitan city praise the art, gardens and sightseeing. Local cultural sights include Natural History Museum and Kensington Palace. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Sightseeing in and around Kensington

Are you looking for attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Kensington a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • London Dungeon (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Stamford Bridge Stadium (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • BT Tower (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • ZSL London Zoo (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Sea Life London Aquarium (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Coca-Cola London Eye (3.1 mi / 5.1 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the gardens and other natural features in Kensington

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Kensington is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sky Garden (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
  • South Park (13 mi / 20.9 km)
  • Kensington Gardens (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Hyde Park (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Battersea Park (1.8 mi / 2.8 km)
  • St. James Park (2.5 mi / 3.9 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Kensington

The nearest airport is in London (LCY-London City), located 10.4 mi (16.7 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into London (LHR-Heathrow), which is 11.2 mi (18.1 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station is London West Brompton Station. You can get around Kensington by jumping on the metro at High Street Kensington Station, Gloucester Road Underground Station or Earl's Court Station.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Kensington?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,562 holiday rentals around Kensington. From 2,863 flats & apartments to 551 holiday houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Kensington is on Stayz.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Kensington?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Kensington:

  • City of Westminster: 4,123 holiday homes
  • Prince's: 426 holiday homes
  • Victoria: 1,175 holiday homes
  • London Borough of Merton: 168 holiday homes
  • London Borough of Tower Hamlets: 1,250 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Kensington?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Kensington. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Baden-Powell House: 10,833 holiday rentals
  • Kensington Church Street: 10,817 holiday rentals
  • London (ZEP-Victoria Train Station): 10,739 holiday rentals
  • St Katherine's Dock: 10,653 holiday rentals
  • Rotherhithe: 4,425 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Kensington listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Kensington?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 2,863 Condos/Apartments in Kensington. Our other popular types of Kensington holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 551 holiday houses
  • Studios: 2,931 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 2 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Guest houses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Kensington?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 21 holiday homes with pool available in Kensington. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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