Must-see attractions in Kensington & Hyde Park

  • London Natural History Museum

    Natural History Museum

    Kensington & Hyde Park

    With its thunderous, animatronic dinosaur, riveting displays about planet earth, outstanding Darwin Centre and architecture straight from a Gothic fairy…

  • JUNE 18, 2017: Visitors seated on the shore of Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park.

    Hyde Park

    Kensington & Hyde Park

    One of London’s best parks, Hyde Park spreads itself over 142 hectares of neat gardens, wild expanses of overgrown grass and glorious trees. As well as…

  • Images of families enjoying the museum on the first day of opening, abiding by social distancing/Covid-19 regulations. General shots for external Comms which show people enjoying our museum safely. Making of The Modern World Gallery, Science Museum, London, August 2020.

    Science Museum

    Kensington & Hyde Park

    The Science Museum will mesmerize with its interactive and educational exhibits covering everything from early technology to space travel. Take the family…

  • Victoria and Albert Museum, Kensington, London, England.

    Victoria & Albert Museum

    Kensington & Hyde Park

    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…

  • Kensington Palace

    Kensington & Hyde Park

    Built in 1605, Kensington Palace became the favourite royal residence under William and Mary of Orange in 1689, and remained so until George III became…

  • Albert Memorial

    Kensington & Hyde Park

    This splendid Victorian confection on the southern edge of Kensington Gardens is as ostentatious as its subject wasn't. Queen Victoria’s humble German…

  • The National Army Museum in Chelsea, the British Army's central museum.

    National Army Museum

    Kensington & Hyde Park

    This inventively redesigned museum vibrantly relates the history of the British Army, from the perspective of its servicemen and servicewomen. Reopening a…

  • Michelin House exterior

    Michelin House

    Kensington & Hyde Park

    Built for Michelin between 1905 and 1911 by François Espinasse, and completely restored in 1985, the building blurs the stylish line between art nouveau…

  • The outside of Apsley House

    Apsley House

    Kensington & Hyde Park

    This stunning house, containing exhibits about the Duke of Wellington, who defeated Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo, was once the first building to appear…

  • Royal Albert Hall

    Kensington & Hyde Park

    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…

  • Kensington Gardens

    Kensington & Hyde Park

    A delightful collection of manicured lawns, tree-shaded avenues and basins immediately west of Hyde Park, the picturesque expanse of Kensington Gardens is…

  • Wellington Arch, on the edge of Hyde Park

    Wellington Arch

    Kensington & Hyde Park

    Dominating the green space throttled by the Hyde Park Corner roundabout, this imposing neoclassical 1826 Corinthian arch originally faced the Hyde Park…

  • The door to Chelsea Physic Garden

    Chelsea Physic Garden

    Kensington & Hyde Park

    You may bump into a wandering duck or two as you enter this walled pocket of botanical enchantment, established by the Apothecaries’ Society in 1673 for…

  • The front of Royal Chelsea Hospital, famous for housing the Chelsea Pensioners

    Royal Hospital Chelsea

    Kensington & Hyde Park

    Designed by Christopher Wren, this superb structure was built in 1692 to provide shelter for ex-servicemen. Since the reign of Charles II, it has housed…

  • Chelsea Old Church is almost 900 years old

    Chelsea Old Church

    Kensington & Hyde Park

    This beautiful and original church stands behind a bronze monument to Thomas More (1477–1535), who had a close association with it. Original features of…

  • The exterior of Brompton Oratory

    Brompton Oratory

    Kensington & Hyde Park

    The Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, also known as the London Oratory and the Oratory of St Philip Neri, is a Roman Catholic church that in London…

  • Saatchi Gallery, County Hall, South Bank.

    Saatchi Gallery

    Kensington & Hyde Park

    This grandly housed gallery In the Duke of York's Headquarters hosts temporary exhibitions of experimental and thought-provoking work across a variety of…

  • The house where historian and philosopher Thomas Carlyle once lived

    Carlyle’s House

    Kensington & Hyde Park

    From 1834 until his death in 1881, the eminent Victorian essayist and historian Thomas Carlyle dwelt in this three-storey terrace house, bought by his…

  • Serpentine Sackler Gallery

    Kensington & Hyde Park

    This exhibition space is part of the Serpentine Galleries, located within the Magazine, a former Palladian villa–style gunpowder depot dating to 1805,…

  • King’s Road

    Kensington & Hyde Park

    At the counter-cultural forefront of London fashion during the technicolour '60s and anarchic '70s (Ian Fleming's fictional spy James Bond had a flat in a…

  • Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain

    Kensington & Hyde Park

    Dedicated to the late Princess of Wales, this memorial fountain was envisaged by the designer Kathryn Gustafson as a ‘moat without a castle’, draped ‘like…

  • Serpentine Gallery

    Kensington & Hyde Park

    This gallery is one of London’s most important contemporary-art galleries. Damien Hirst, Andreas Gursky, Louise Bourgeois, Gabriel Orozco, Tomoko…

  • Italian Gardens

    Kensington & Hyde Park

    The elegant, ornamental Italian Gardens, believed to be a gift from Prince Albert to Queen Victoria, sit at the head of the Long Water, connecting Hyde…

  • Wildlife Photographer of the Year

    Kensington & Hyde Park

    This international photographic exhibition at the Natural History Museum has been drawing visitors since 1964, and displays stunning images from the…

  • Sensational Butterflies

    Kensington & Hyde Park

    This seasonal exhibition at the Natural History Museum has hundreds of butterflies and moths. It's a firm summer favourite and highly popular with kids.

  • Royal College of Music Museum

    Kensington & Hyde Park

    This illustrious museum is closed for rebuilding and redevelopment until July 2020. Till then, a part of the museum collection can be explored digitally…

  • The Arch

    Kensington & Hyde Park

    Fashioned in stone from northern Italy, this 37-tonne travertine statue by Henry Moore provides phenomenal views of Kensington Palace.

  • The Elfin Oak is an 900 year old oak tree stump covered with fairytale figurines in Kensington Gardens

    Elfin Oak

    Kensington & Hyde Park

    This 900-year-old tree stump is carved with elves, gnomes, witches and small creatures. One of the photos in the gate-fold of the Pink Floyd album…

  • The Peter Pan Statue in Kensington Gardens

    Peter Pan Statue

    Kensington & Hyde Park

    This is sculptor George Frampton’s celebrated statue; close to the Long Water. Kensington Gardens were an inspiration for JM Barrie, author of Peter Pan,…

  • Speakers’ Corner

    Kensington & Hyde Park

    Frequented by Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin, George Orwell and William Morris, Speakers' Corner in the northeastern corner of Hyde Park is traditionally the…

  • Serpentine Lake

    Kensington & Hyde Park

    Hyde Park is separated from Kensington Gardens by the gently curving Serpentine lake, created when the River Westbourne was dammed in the 1730s. At…

  • Holocaust Memorial Garden

    Kensington & Hyde Park

    This simple marker of stones in a grove of birch trees, a short distance east of the Serpentine in Hyde Park, is a quiet commemoration of those who died…

  • Rose Garden

    Kensington & Hyde Park

    Beautifully landscaped gardens in Hyde Park, with flowers year-round. It's an ideal place in which to sit and contemplate for a while.