Where to stay around Kensington?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,802 holiday lettings near Kensington. From 2,311 Condos/Apartments to 2,310 Studios, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Kensington area.

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

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

  • Royal Albert Hall: 11,793 holiday lettings
  • Kensington Palace: 11,766 holiday lettings
  • Palace Green: 11,771 holiday lettings
  • Science Museum, London: 11,771 holiday lettings
  • Imperial College London: 11,779 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Kensington listed on HomeAway 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. HomeAway offers 2,311 Condos/Apartments in Kensington. Our other popular types of Kensington holiday rentals include:

  • Studios: 2,310 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 446 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 17 self catering accommodations

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

Can I rent downtown rentals in Kensington?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 556 downtown rentals in Kensington. You have also many other possibilities in Kensington area, including:

  • Golf course rentals: 27 holiday rentals
  • Village rentals: 4 holiday rentals
  • Waterfront rentals: 2 holiday rentals

Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday lettings.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with heated indoor pool in Kensington?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with heated indoor pool among our 4 holiday homes with heated indoor pool available in Kensington. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Make a holiday apartment in Kensington your home away from home

    Kensington is a lovely choice for a holiday. You’ll have easy access to all of the best that London has to offer. Holiday rentals in Kensington include many options for those who require wheelchair accessibility. If you enjoy being in the garden then you can choose a Kensington holiday apartment with a barbecue. Kid-friendly and pet-friendly holiday rentals in Kensington are also available.

    Things to do

    -Self-guided history tour: Embark on a self-guided history tour of Kensington by simply walking out the front door of your Kensington holiday apartment and strolling about town. As you do, pay special attention to buildings with a blue plaque. That plaque indicates that someone of note lived there. As you enjoy viewing the lovely homes and quaint shops, you will also see other interesting sites such as the Albert Memorial and the Peter Pan Statue.

    -Shopping: If you enjoy antique shopping then you will be thrilled with the many small shops that dot the streets in Kensington. Your Kensington holiday apartment is also located very near Harrods, a much loved, high-end department store. Even if you don’t want to shop in Harrods, this store is still worth a visit. It is beautiful both inside and out, and it features a number of halls that were designed with browsers in mind. The Egyptian Hall is a favourite with visitors. Be sure to also make a stop to the Food Hall where you’ll have your choice of a large variety of delicious offerings.

    -Dining: When you holiday to an area as affluent as Kensington, you can expect to find some fabulous restaurants nearby. You won’t be disappointed. Whether you want some typical London fare, such as fish and chips, or any number of choices such as Thai, Italian or German, you will find it all near your Kensington holiday apartment.

    -Museums: As mentioned above, the Museum District is located within Kensington. You’ll be within walking distance of London’s best museums. Visit the Leighton House Museum, a 19th century home filled with period furniture and artwork. Spend an afternoon at the Victoria and Albert Museum, which is considered by many to be one of the finest art museums in the world. History buffs will love the National Army Museum whilst the Natural History and Science Museums are always popular with families.

    -Visit the Palace: Your Kensington holiday apartment will put you just a ten minute walk from Kensington Palace. Some parts of the palace are open to the public, so get a glimpse of the royal lifestyle whilst you’re on holiday.

    Weather in Kensington

    Anytime you holiday to London you know that you’ll have to be prepared for unexpected weather changes. When you choose a holiday rental in Holland Park, it is always a good idea to bring an umbrella no matter the time of year. During the summer, the average highs are between 20° and 23° C. During the winter, the average highs are 8° to 11° C.

    Travel to Kensington

    Both Central London Airport (LCY) and Heathrow International Airport (LHR) will provide easy access to your holiday home in Kensington. From either airport, you can travel the short distance to Kensington via car or choose to use public transport. There are three underground stations in Kensington including High Street Kensington, Gloucester Road and South Kensington.

    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)

    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)