Kensington/Knightsbridge Walk, London

Kensington/Knightsbridge Walk, London

London is definitely a great cultural experience. With more than 240 operating museums and theaters dating back to Shakespeare's Globe, London guarantees something unique for every taste. Today's variety of cultural attractions presented in London is enormous. Take this tour around South Kensington, Kensington and Knightsbridge and enjoy London's culture.
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Kensington/Knightsbridge Walk Map

Guide Name: Kensington/Knightsbridge Walk
Guide Location: England » London (See other walking tours in London)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 12
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 km
Author: Xena
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Apsley House

1) Apsley House

Our tour starts with Apsley House, known as Number One, London. This beautiful building stands alone at Hyde Park Corner, on the south-east corner of Hyde Park, facing south towards the busy traffic roundabout in the centre of which stands the Wellington Arch. It is a grade I listed building. The house is now run by English Heritage and is open to the public as a museum and art gallery, although the 8th Duke of Wellington still uses the building as a part-time residence. It is sometimes referred...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Hyde Park

2) Hyde Park (must see)

Hyde Park is one of the largest parks in central London, England and one of the Royal Parks of London. Hyde Park covers 142 hectares. The park is divided in two by the Serpentine. The Grand Entrance to the park, at Hyde Park Corner next to Apsley House, was erected from the designs of Decimus Burton in 1824-25. A rose garden, designed by Colvin & Moggridge Landscape Architects, was added in 1994.

Sites of interest in the park include Speakers' Corner (located in the northeast corner...   view more
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Wellington Arch

3) Wellington Arch

Wellington Arch, also known as the Constitution Arch or (originally) Green Park Arch, is a triumphal arch located to the south of Hyde Park in central London and at the western corner of Green Park (although it is now isolated on a traffic island). The arch, along with Marble Arch (originally sited in front of Buckingham Palace), were both planned in 1825 by George IV to commemorate Britain's victories in the Napoleonic Wars. The Wellington Arch was also conceived as an outer gateway to...   view more
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Harvey Nichols

4) Harvey Nichols

What to buy here: No. 3 London Dry Gin Gift Set.

This distinctive dry gin is made to a secret recipe by Berry Brothers and Rudd, London’s oldest wine and spirit merchant. Established in 1698 at No 3 St James’s Street London, hence the No. 3 in the name, it is the perfect spirit for making the ultimate dry martini. Made from juniper berries with three fruits and three spices and distilled in the age-old traditional method in copper stills, the gin makes the perfect souvenir of London...   view more
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Harrods Ltd

5) Harrods Ltd

What to buy here: Harrods Coffee and Harrods English Butterscotch Biscuits.

To celebrate its 150th anniversary in business, Harrods Emporium has produced a fine ground Blend 49 coffee in a heritage gold and green tin. As you would expect from this high class grocers, the coffee is blended from the very best pure Arabica beans to produce a rich and aromatic coffee with a smooth nutty finish. Ideal for cafetieres and percolators, the coffee comes in a 250g size. Only available in Harrods, the...   view more
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V&A -Victoria and Albert Museum

6) V&A -Victoria and Albert Museum (must see)

The Victoria and Albert Museum (often abbreviated as the V&A), is the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects. Named after Prince Albert and Queen Victoria, it was founded in 1852, and has since grown to cover 12.5 acres (51,000 square meters) and 145 galleries. Its collection spans 5,000 years of art, from ancient times to the present day, in virtually every medium, from the cultures of Europe, North America, Asia...   view more
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Natural History Museum

7) Natural History Museum (must see)

The Natural History Museum is one of three large museums on Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London (the others are the Science Museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum). Its main frontage is on Cromwell Road. The museum is home to life and earth science specimens comprising some 70 million items within five main collections: Botany, Entomology, Mineralogy, Palaeontology, and Zoology.

The museum is a world-renowned centre of research, specialising in taxonomy, identification and...   view more
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Science Museum

8) Science Museum (must see)

The Science Museum is a major London tourist attraction, drawing 2.7 million visitors annually. Like other publicly funded national museums in the United Kingdom, the Science Museum does not levy an admission charge. Temporary exhibitions, however, do usually incur an admission fee.

The museum was founded in 1857 under Bennet Woodcroft from the collection of the Royal Society of Arts and surplus items from the Great Exhibition as part of the South Kensington Museum, together with what is now...   view more
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Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum

9) Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum

The Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum, commonly known as Sikorski Institute, is a London-based non-governmental organization of the Polish minority in the United Kingdom. It was created after the Second World War to preserve the memory of Polish armed forces in the West and their contribution to World War II, when the communist takeover of Poland made it hard and dangerous for many Poles to return home, and research and publication on those issues were banned or censored in the People's...   view more
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Royal Albert Hall

10) Royal Albert Hall

The Royal Albert Hall is a concert hall situated on the northern edge of the South Kensington area, in the City of Westminster, London, best known for holding the annual summer Proms concerts since 1941. Since its opening by Queen Victoria in 1871, the world's leading artists from several performance genres have appeared on its stage and made it one of the UK's most treasured and distinctive buildings. Each year it hosts more than 350 events including classical concerts, rock and pop,...   view more
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Kensington Palace

11) Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace is a royal residence set in Kensington Gardens, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London, England. It has been a residence of the British Royal Family since the 17th century, and is the official London residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, while the Duke and Duchess of Kent reside at Wren House. Kensington Palace is also used on an unofficial basis by Prince Harry, as well as...   view more
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Kensington Gardens

12) Kensington Gardens (must see)

Kensington Gardens, once the private gardens of Kensington Palace, is one of the Royal Parks of London. Most of it is in the City of Westminster, but a small section to the west is in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The park covers an area of 111 hectares (275 acres). The open spaces of Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, Green Park and St. James's Park together form an almost continuous "green lung" in the heart of London between Kensington and Westminster.

Kensington...   view more
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Walking Tours in London, England

Create Your Own Walk in London

Create Your Own Walk in London

Creating your own self-guided walk in London is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
City of London Churches

City of London Churches

London can proudly boast of having an awe-inspiring collection of churches. Here, you will find every style and type. The religious buildings have been a magnet for people ever since the Vikings started striking terror into the city in the 790s. Take this tour to discover most significant religious sites in the City of London.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
South Bank Walk, Part 2

South Bank Walk, Part 2

Continue your cultural walk along the southern bank of the River Thames and enjoy the unique attractions it hosts. Buzzing with life and joy, London's South Bank will eagerly reveal all of its secrets. Take this tour and check it out yourself.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 km
Bridges of London

Bridges of London

Thirty-four bridges span the Thames in London. Each one has its own history and is worth seeing. Take this walking tour to appreciate the beauty of London bridges.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.1 km
South Bank Walk, Part 1

South Bank Walk, Part 1

The South Bank is the area in London on the southern bank of the River Thames that houses a number of important cultural buildings and is always crowded with tourists. It is now one of London's most important cultural centers. Take this tour to reveal all of the South Bank secrets.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 km
Charles Dickens London Walking Tour

Charles Dickens London Walking Tour

Born in Portsmouth in 1812, Charles John Huffam Dickens was the second child to arrive in a big family of his father, a Naval clerk. At the age of three, Dickens traveled to London along with his family, upon which two years later they moved to Chatham in Kent. Starting circa 1840 until his death in 1870, Dickens remained the most famous and popular writer in the world. He authored some of England's iconic literary characters. The writer spent most of his life in London enjoying an affluent middle class lifestyle. This tour will take you to the most notable places in Dickens' London.

Tour Duration: 4 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 8.0 km
Westminster Walk

Westminster Walk

London is deservedly recognized as one of the cultural centres of the world. Among many cultural treasures found here are perfectly reserved ancient buildings, grandiose monuments and beautiful statues, as well as museums with wide collections of various objects, featuring traditions of different nations and epochs. This self guided walking tour around Westminster area will reveal some of the most exciting London mysteries to you.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km

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