Places to go in Kensington
187 Kensington High Street, W8 6SH [map]
Using fresh, seasonal ingredients Balans Kensington offers a brasserie-style menu of British and Mediterranean classics. House specialities of steaks, seafood and burgers are joined by light bites…
73 Blythe Road, Brook Green, W14 0HP [map]
Enjoy afternoon tea and cake at Betty Blythe, sophisticated modern tea rooms with old-fashioned glamour.
Steaks & Grills
215-217 Kensington Church Street, Kensington, W8 7LX [map]
Black & Blue are a specialist steakhouse, offering a range of sirloin and T-bone steaks as well as burgers and salads. Catering for vegetarians is also provided.
Wrights Lane, Greater London, W8 5SP [map]
The Kensington Close Hotel brings classic elegance to this British dining institution, with guests offered a refined selection of dishes at breakfast, lunch and dinner. For the restaurant's…
58 Netherwood Road, Shepherd's Bush, W14 0BG [map]
Bowlers' walking tours offer a different perspective on London's rich cultural and political history, focusing on art, photography, music, and politics. Led by London artists and writers, they trace the lives of remarkable Londoners and visit sites of significance. There are four tours available, operating every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
1 Allen Street, Kensington, W8 6UX [map]
An eclectic British pub, Britannia offers a modern British menu, showcasing the best in seasonal produce. Hearty mains and wholesome weekend brunches are bolstered by a menu of old school desserts,…
7 Stratford Road, Kensington, W8 6RF [map]
Chez Patrick is a charming, intimate neighbourhood restaurant in the heart of residential Kensington.
The brasserie-style menu features traditional French classics from Chateaubriand to…
28A Comeragh Road, London, W14 9HR [map]
The perfect pit-stop for the socially active, The Curtains Up is a superb pub for anyone looking for a mix of banter, ales, sports, quizzes, Bloody Marys, and filling up on food with their friends.…
20 Kensington Church Street, Kensington, W8 4EP [map]
By day seemingly a simple hot dog stand, Dirty Bones turns into a lively underground dining venue by night.
2 Farmer Street, Notting Hill, W8 7SN [map]
Local favourite Geales is an old-fashioned fish and chip restaurant which has been frying up its simple, delicious seafood dishes for over 68 years. The subdued décor adds a hint of Notting Hill…
Kensington Square, Kensington and Chelsea, W8 5HQ [map]
Heythrop College specialises in the study of philosophy and theology, with one of the largest libraries in its field.
24 Hillgate Street, Kensington, W8 7SR [map]
The Hillgate serves traditional pub food and has a strong sense of identity with a following of loyal locals. Its quietly tucked away position, behind Notting Hill Gate, gives a false impression of…
W8 6LU [map]
Holland Park contains an extensive woodland for central London, and supports a surprising range of mammals, birds and insects, including peacocks. The park also has a Japanese garden, orangery,…
3 - 5 Rockley Road, W14 0DJ [map]
A wallet-friendly hotel close to Westfield Shopping Centre in the western district of Shepherds Bush.
Modern European Restaurant
11-13 Abingdon Road, W8 6AH [map]
Kitchen W8 opened in October 2009 in Kensington and gained a Michelin star in 2011. The space has been designed with comfort in mind and the food and wine are guaranteed to revive your spirit.
12 Holland Park Road, W14 8LZ [map]
The former studio-house of the great Victorian artist Frederic, Lord Leighton. Contains extraordinary period interiors including the Arab Hall. Also houses a permanent exhibition of Victorian…
Holland House Holland Walk, W8 7QU [map]
This backpackers hostel mansion in the middle of Holland Park was visited by Sir Walter Scott, Lord Byron and Charles Dickens.
6 Old Court Place, Kensington, W8 4PL [map]
Maggie Jones's has a rustic, opulent interior and serves imaginative, British based food. The restaurant is air conditioned and catering for private parties of up to 24 people is available upon…
Palace Gate House, 1a Palace Gate, Greater London, W8 5LS [map]
As well as being known as one of the world's premier gaming clubs, Maxims is also famed for the exquisite quality of its cuisine. The restaurant is just where the house's original owner intended it…
Kensington Place, Kensington, W8 7PP [map]
Notting Hill Farmers' Market has been running since September 1999, and has a dedicated following of eager market shoppers