Places to go in Kensington
OLYMPIA London, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, W14 8UX [map]
Historic Site & House
18 Stafford Terrace, W8 7BH [map]
Home of Linley Sambourne, chief political cartoonist of Punch.
222 North End Road, West Kensington, W14 9NU [map]
Vegan restaurant 222 Veggie Vegan doesn't do deep frying or refined foods such as white rice, bread and pasta. Go at lunchtime for the healthy buffet, or visit in the evening to sample the full a la carte menu. Dishes include tofu medallion piccata with spaghetti, and pancakes stuffed with tofu and broccoli.
73 Blythe Road, Brook Green, W14 0HP [map]
Enjoy afternoon tea and cake at Betty Blythe, sophisticated modern tea rooms with old-fashioned glamour.
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.
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.
1 Allen Street, Kensington, W8 6UX [map]
An eclectic British pub, Britannia offers a modern British menu, showcasing the best in seasonal produce.
7 Stratford Road, Kensington, W8 6RF [map]
Chez Patrick is a charming, intimate neighbourhood restaurant in the heart of residential Kensington.
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.
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.
W8 6LU [map]
Holland Park contains an extensive woodland for central London, and supports a surprising range of mammals, birds and insects, including peacocks.
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.
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.
35 Earls Court Road, Kensington, W8 6ED [map]
PizzaExpress offers dishes made from the finest fresh ingredients in beautifully designed surroundings with friendly and efficient service.
Hammersmith Road, West Kensington, W14 8UX [map]
Bright and modern, PizzaExpress Olympia offers an exciting reinvention of Italian classics.