Reasons to Visit Kensington this Autumn

Posted on 20th September 2016

Kensington is one of the most stylish areas of London, and it’s a popular tourist destination all year round. Of course, summer and the run-up to Christmas are the most popular times to visit – but it is worth coming in the autumn. Here’s why.

Kensington Gardens

Kensington Gardens is one of London’s eight Royal Parks. Within its 265 acres, you can find the Italian Gardens, the Albert Memorial, the Peter Pan Statue, the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Playground, the Serpentine Galleries, and, of course, Kensington Palace. Kensington Gardens is beautiful all year round, with its formal avenues of trees and flower beds, but in autumn it comes alive with magnificent fiery colours.

Kensington High Street

One of London’s most popular shopping streets, Kensington High Street is an elegant part of the city. With its upmarket shops and eateries, it’s easy to lose a day there. Within walking distance of Holland Park and Kensington Gardens, it’s a quieter alternative to Oxford Street with a more relaxed atmosphere. Autumn is the perfect time to visit for some retail therapy before the mad rush of the Christmas season.


Exhibition Road in South Kensington is home to three of London’s most iconic museums: the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Natural History Museum, and the Science Museum. Of these, only the Science Museum charges an entrance fee. Each is hosting major exhibitions this autumn, on topics ranging from the First World War to the history of underwear – so there really is something for everyone.

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