Kensington is one of London's wealthiest areas, but you don't need to be rich to visit! Some of London's best free museums are based in Kensington: the Science Museum, the Natural History Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A). And that's not all! Kensington also boasts two Royal Parks, Kensington Palace, the Serpentine Gallery, and a great range of shops in High Street Kensington.
Check out High Street Kensington's fabulous shops, from Habitat and Urban Outfitters, to Top Shop, Zara, American Apparel, Jigsaw and more. Don't miss the Whole Foods Market, a huge organic food market housed in a former department store. High above the shops of Kensington High Street is a hidden oasis, Kensington Roof Gardens. The rooftop is home to award-winning British restaurant, Babylon, as well as a private members' club, a series of themed gardens and four resident flamingos! If you're a history fan, make sure you visit nearby Linley Sambourne House. Cartoonist Edward Linley Sambourne and his family lived here from 1874, and the house still contains most of the original furniture and fittings.