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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, the palace became the favourite royal residence under William and Mary of Orange in 1689, and remained so until George III became king and moved out. Today, it is still a royal residence, with the lik…
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

At 145 hectares, Hyde Park is central London's largest open 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 18…
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. Purportedly humble, Queen Victoria’s German husband Albert (1819–61) explicitly insisted he did not wa…
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 Blues in Kensington & Hyde Park

606 Club

Named after its old address on the King's Rd that cast a spell over jazz lovers London-wide back in the '80s, this fantastic, tucked-away basement jazz club and restaurant gives centre stage to contemporary British-…
Top Choice Modern British in Kensington & Hyde Park

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Sumptuously presented Dinner is a gastronomic tour de force, taking diners on a journey through British culinary history (with inventive modern inflections). Dishes carry historical dates to convey context, while th…
Top Choice Modern European in Kensington & Hyde Park

Tom’s Kitchen

Recipe for success: mix one part relaxed and smiling staff, and one part light and airy decor to two parts divine food and voila: you have Tom's Kitchen. Classics such as grilled steaks, burgers, slow-cooked pork be…