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Guide to Kensington & Chelsea for you to enjoy the events: the Chelsea Flower Show & the Notting Hill Carnival.

Our Kensington hotels are in the up-market area of South Kensington which is acknowledged as one of the safest in London. On the doorstep of famous London's museums, tube and bus network, ADSL high speed internet access, air conditioning throughout as well as parking available exclusively for hotel residents. Within walking distance to Kensington Palace and Kensington Gardens, the hotel is also close to Harrods in Knightsbridge and High Street Kensington designer shops. Our 4 star Hotels in Kensington are great as they offer central London accommodation and easy access to Kensington attractions.

Kensington area has always been considered prestigious and especially popular with people 'of quality and note'. In the 17th century, just like today, the area is much appreciated due to its location as well as the reputation for healthy air.

The British Royal Family has been residing at Kensington Palace since the 17th century and it was the official residence of the late Diana, Princess of Wales until 1997. Beautiful Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, Green Park and St. James's Park create a fresh and healthy atmosphere in the heart of London between Kensington and Westminster.

One of Kensington's highlights include the Brompton Oratory, a richly appointed Renaissance-style church built in the 1880s. It is the second largest Catholic church in London with the third widest nave in Britain, after Westminster Abbey in London and York Minster.

Kensington is also a home to London's famous museums. The Natural History Museum, the extensive Victoria & Albert Museum, the Science Museum - all of them offer rich collections.

Kensington and Chelsea also host two very popular events: the Chelsea Flower Show and the Notting Hill Carnival. The Chelsea Flower Show is held every year in the grounds of the Royal Hospital and is attended by Royalty and the 'cream of society'. Notting Hill Carnival, which has grown rapidly over the past 30 years, takes place every August Bank Holiday on the streets of North Kensington and attracts millions of tourists from around the world as well as many Londoners. Once a small community-based event, the Notting Hill Carnival has grown into Europe's greatest and most bouncy street party.

Today the Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is one of the most prestigious areas in London.



The Winslow Boy at Old Vic Theatre
The Winslow Boy at Old Vic Theatre
8th Mar - 25th May '13
Lindsay Posner directs Terence Rattigan’s compelling play, The Winslow Boy, based on a true story of a father’s fight to clear his son’s name when he is expelled after being convicted of theft.First staged in 1946, the battle between personal...
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Viva Forever! at Piccadilly Theatre
Viva Forever! at Piccadilly Theatre
27th Nov '12 - 8th Jun '13
It's the show you've been waiting for the super-spectacular new Spice Girls musical Viva Forever!, coming to the West End's Piccadilly Theatre this December. Tickets are available now...
Great dinner & show packages from £45.00
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Open Garden Squares Weekend 2013 in London
Open Garden Squares Weekend 2013 in London
8th - 9th Jun '13
From the iron-fenced residential parks to west London of the landscaped churchyards to the City, The Downing Street garden will combined over 200 individual, hidden & few-known gardens beginning to the public as part from Open Garden Squares Weekend, organised by the London Parks and Gardens...
Singin' In The Rain at Palace Theatre
Singin' In The Rain at Palace Theatre
4th Feb '12 - 31st Aug '13
From the golden age of musicals to the West End, Singin' In The Rain brings the glamour of the MGM film to the Palace theatre. Set at a time of change in the film world, Singin' In The Rain follows silent movie star Dan Lockwood who has...
Great dinner & show packages from £24.99
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Burn The Floor at Shaftesbury Theatre
Burn The Floor at Shaftesbury Theatre
6th Mar - 1st Sep '13
Burn The Floor in London Shaftesbury Theatre stars Robin Windsor and Kristina Rihanoff from Strictly Come BBC's. A hot ballroom show, Burn The Floor in London includes a mix of...
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The 39 Steps at Criterion Theatre
The 39 Steps at Criterion Theatre
Until 19th Oct '13
John Buchan's The 39 Steps - memorably filmed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1935 - is thrillingly for the stage as a howlingly funny comedy. Nothing has been cut from this hilarious...
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The Lion King at Lyceum Theatre
The Lion King at Lyceum Theatre
Until 5th Jan '14
Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative rhythms of Africa, Disney's multi-award winning musical 'The Lion King' will redefine your expectations of theatre. A spectacular visual feast, this adaptation of Disney ...
Great dinner & show packages from £42.50
The Woman in Black at Fortune Theatre
The Woman in Black at Fortune Theatre
Until 14th Dec '13
'The most brilliantly effective spine chiller you will ever encounter. If you haven't seen this show yet you are missing a treat' Daily Telegraph. Since 1989, over 7 million people have...
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Stomp at The Ambassadors Theatre
Stomp at The Ambassadors Theatre
Until 22nd Dec '13
Celebrating its 7th sensational year in London, STOMP is now FRESHER, FASTER AND FUNNIER than ever before, with new routines, new choreography and new music. This multi-award winning show has a universal language of rhythm, theatre, ...
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War Horse at New London Theatre
War Horse at New London Theatre
28th Mar '09 - 15th Feb '14
At the outbreak of World War One, Joey, young Albert's beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. He's soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an...
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One Man, Two Guvnors at Theatre Royal Haymarket
One Man, Two Guvnors at Theatre Royal Haymarket
2nd Mar '12 - 1st Mar '14
n Richard Bean's English version of Carlo Goldoni's classic Italian comedy The Servant of Two Masters, sex, food and money are high on the agenda. Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe...
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Thriller - Live at Lyric Shaftesbury Theatre
Thriller - Live at Lyric Theatre
2nd Jan '09 - 16th Mar '14
Moonwalking into the West End after three acclaimed UK tours and standing ovations across Europe, Thriller - Live is a spectacular, high octane show celebrating the career of Michael Jackson, and the Jackson 5. To bring to life on stage the...
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Billy Elliot at Victoria Palace
Billy Elliot at Victoria Palace
Until 16th May '15
This brilliant new staging is an adaptation of one of the most adored British films of the last decade. The extraordinary movie written by Lee Hall, directed by Stephen Daldry and choreographed by Peter Darling, has been developed for...
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Kensington Hotels Guide - London

Mercure London Kensington Hotel is one of our chic London hotels in the Kensington and Chelsea area of central London. Kensington is located to the south and west of Hyde Park and is bordered by Knightsbridge on the east side and Earls Court and Hammersmith on the West side. Being the preferred location of many embassies this is an up-market area. The area of Kensington and neighbouring Knightsbridge includes such places of interest include Royal Albert Hall, Royal College of Music, Royal College of Art, Kensington Palace, Kensington Gardens, Albert Memorial, Harrod's, Natural History Museum, V & A Museum, Science Museum and the Brompton Oratory. Kensington, which is slightly to the north of South Kensington and also borders Holland Park offers Kensington Palace and Gardens and the renowned shopping areas of Knightsbridge and Kensington High Street.

Kensington is by no means a cheap area to stay, but we offer great value rates for our Kensington hotels. There is access to the District Line and from Gloucester Road station you have access to the Circle Line as well, with easy access to Paddington (where the Heathrow Express train originates) and the tourist meccas of Knightsbridge and Westminster. There is also the Piccadilly Line, offering a direct route to each terminal at London Heathrow as well as to Piccadilly Circus in the heart of London's West End.


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