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Kensington Guide London

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.

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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