Places to go in Kensington

Or, see what's on in Kensington.

  • Dirty Bones

    American Restaurant

    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.

  • 18 Stafford Terrace: Linley Sambourne House

    Historic Site / House

    18 Stafford Terrace, W8 7BH [map]

    5 TripAdvisor traveller rating
    Based on 26 reviews

    Home of Linley Sambourne, chief political cartoonist of Punch.

  • 222 Veggie Vegan Restaurant

    Vegan Restaurant

    222 North End Road, West Kensington, W14 9NU [map]

    5 TripAdvisor traveller rating
    Based on 166 reviews

    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.

  • Akkadia Lebanese Restaurant

    Lebanese Restaurant

    221 Kensington High Street, Kensington, W8 6SG [map]

    Yelp 3 out of 5 Based on 3 reviews
  • Best Mangal Restaurant

    Turkish Restaurant

    66 North End Road, Hammersmith, W14 9EP [map]

    4 TripAdvisor traveller rating
    Based on 25 reviews

    A favourite in London since 1996, Best Mangal in West Kensington is devoted to crafting some of the finest kebabs in London.

  • Betty Blythe


    73 Blythe Road, Brook Green, W14 0HP [map]

    Yelp 4 out of 5 Based on 15 reviews

    Enjoy afternoon tea and cake at Betty Blythe, sophisticated modern tea rooms with old-fashioned glamour.

  • Boulevard Restaurant at the Kensington Close Hotel

    British Restaurant

    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.

  • The Britannia


    1 Allen Street, Kensington, W8 6UX [map]

    Yelp 3 out of 5 Based on 9 reviews

    An eclectic British pub, Britannia offers a modern British menu, showcasing the best in seasonal produce.

  • Chez Patrick

    French Restaurant

    7 Stratford Road, Kensington, W8 6RF [map]

    5 TripAdvisor traveller rating
    Based on 153 reviews

    Chez Patrick is a charming, intimate neighbourhood restaurant in the heart of residential Kensington.

  • The Curtains Up


    28A Comeragh Road, London, W14 9HR [map]

    Yelp 3 out of 5 Based on 20 reviews

    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.

  • Geales Restaurant

    English Restaurant

    2 Farmer Street, Notting Hill, W8 7SN [map]

    Yelp 3 out of 5 Based on 25 reviews

    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.

  • Health Club at the Royal Garden Hotel

    Spa / Health Centre

    2-24 Kensington High Street, Kensington, W8 4PT [map]

    Yelp 4 out of 5 Based on 7 reviews
  • Heythrop College, University of London


    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.

  • Hillgate


    24 Hillgate Street, Kensington, W8 7SR [map]

    Yelp 3 out of 5 Based on 12 reviews

    The Hillgate serves traditional pub food and has a strong sense of identity with a following of loyal locals.

  • Holland Park

    Local Park

    W8 6LU [map]

    5 TripAdvisor traveller rating
    Based on 47 reviews

    Holland Park contains an extensive woodland for central London, and supports a surprising range of mammals, birds and insects, including peacocks.

  • Kitchen W8

    Modern European Restaurant

    11-13 Abingdon Road, W8 6AH [map]

    5 TripAdvisor traveller rating
    Based on 119 reviews

    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.

  • Leighton House Museum


    12 Holland Park Road, W14 8LZ [map]

    5 TripAdvisor traveller rating
    Based on 92 reviews

    The former studio-house of the great Victorian artist Frederic, Lord Leighton.

  • Maxims Restaurant

    International Restaurant

    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.

  • Notting Hill Gate Farmers' Market

    Farmers' Market

    Kensington Place, Kensington, W8 7PP [map]

    Yelp 3 out of 5 Based on 3 reviews

    Notting Hill Farmers' Market has been running since September 1999, and has a dedicated following of eager market shoppers.

  • PizzaExpress

    Pizza Restaurant

    35 Earls Court Road, Kensington, W8 6ED [map]

    4 TripAdvisor traveller rating
    Based on 19 reviews

    PizzaExpress offers dishes made from the finest fresh ingredients in beautifully designed surroundings with friendly and efficient service.