Kensington & Hyde Park attractions

Top Choice Museum in Kensington & Hyde Park

Natural History Museum

This colossal and magnificent-looking building is infused with the irrepressible Victorian spirit of collecting, cataloguing and interpreting the natural world. The Dinosaurs Gallery (Blue Zone) is a must for childr…
Top Choice Museum in Kensington & Hyde Park

Science Museum

With seven floors of interactive and educational exhibits, this scientifically spellbinding museum will mesmerise adults and children alike, covering everything from early technology to space travel. A perennial fav…
Top Choice Palace in Kensington & Hyde Park

Kensington Palace

Built in 1605, Kensington Palace became the favourite royal residence under William and Mary of Orange in 1689, remaining so until George III became king and moved out. Today, it's still a royal residence, with the …
Top Choice Museum in Kensington & Hyde Park

Victoria & Albert Museum

The Museum of Manufactures, as the V&A was known when it opened in 1852, was part of Prince Albert’s legacy to the nation in the aftermath of the successful Great Exhibition of 1851. It houses the world's larges…
Top Choice Park in Kensington & Hyde Park

Hyde Park

Hyde Park is central London's largest green space, expropriated from the Church in 1536 by Henry VIII and turned into a hunting ground and later a venue for duels, executions and horse racing. The 1851 Great Exhibit…
Top Choice Monument in Kensington & Hyde Park

Albert Memorial

This splendid Victorian confection on the southern edge of Kensington Gardens is as ostentatious as its subject wasn't. Queen Victoria’s humble German husband Albert (1819–61) explicitly insisted he did not want a m…
Top Choice Museum in Kensington & Hyde Park

National Army Museum

This inventively redesigned museum vibrantly relates the history of the British Army, from the perspective of its servicemen and servicewomen. The museum reopened with a big bang in 2017, with five brand-new state-o…
Top Choice Historic Building in Kensington & Hyde Park

Michelin House

Built for Michelin between 1905 and 1911 by François Espinasse, and completely restored in 1985, the building blurs the stylish line between art nouveau and art deco. The iconic roly-poly Michelin Man (Bibendum) app…
Top Choice Historic Building in Kensington & Hyde Park

Apsley House

This stunning house, containing exhibits about the Duke of Wellington, who defeated Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo, was once the first building to appear when entering London from the west and was therefore known as…
Historic Building in Kensington & Hyde Park

Royal Albert Hall

Built in 1871, thanks in part to the proceeds of the 1851 Great Exhibition organised by Prince Albert (Queen Victoria's husband), this huge, domed, red-brick amphitheatre, adorned with a frieze of Minton tiles, is B…