Find the best place to stay — Kensington

Where to stay around Kensington?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,874 holiday lettings near Kensington. From 2,443 apartments to 385 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Kensington is on HomeAway.

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: 11,621 holiday lettings
  • Kensington Palace: 11,627 holiday lettings
  • Palace Green: 11,621 holiday lettings
  • Science Museum, London: 11,625 holiday lettings
  • Kensington Roof Gardens: 11,629 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 apartments in Kensington?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 2,443 apartments in Kensington. Our other popular types of Kensington holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 385 self catering accommodations
  • Condos: 9 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 8 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Kensington?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 19 holiday homes with 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.

    Attractions in and around Kensington

    Have time to spare and looking for things to do around Kensington? Take the children and visit London Dungeon, Stamford Bridge Stadium and BT Tower. Don't miss landmarks such as Kensington Palace and Tower House, and unique cultural highlights such as Natural History Museum and The Mosaic Rooms. To appreciate the outdoor scene, make time for green spaces such as Sky Garden, South Park and Kensington Gardens. You can take a shopping trip to Harrods, Westfield London Shopping Centre and Selfridges. Plan to attend a game or event? Get tickets for Wembley Stadium or Olympic Stadium. Activities around the area include Wimbledon Tennis Club, Twickenham Stadium and Speakers’ Corner. You might also want to add other must-see places in the region such as Buckingham Palace, Chinatown or Big Ben to your agenda.