The best area to stay in London: Kensington

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Decisions, decisions. Planning a holiday is supposed to be easy but with so many amazing places to stay in London, choosing an area can often turn into a chore rather than a treat.

So stop stressing and let us make the decision for you – Kensington. It really is as simple as that. Why this particular part of the capital you ask? Well, read on and we’ll tell you.

For starters, if you are flying in from Heathrow, there really is no easier district to get to. You can get the Piccadilly Line of the London Underground straight here, or if you have rented a car at the airport, the road from Heathrow to London passes right through (and vice versa). The area is also packed full of fantastic London hotels, so you won’t have to worry about traipsing round the big city looking for a place to stay.

As well as the logistical benefits of staying in Kensington, there’s also the incredible array of landmarks right on your doorstep. For one, there’s Hyde Park. London’s premier open space and one of the biggest parks in the city, it is a great place to spend a sunny afternoon and it’s just above the district.

You also have some of the capital’s best museums near by, with the Natural History Museum, the V&A and the Science Museum all located within walking distance from one another. That’s a day’s activities planned for you already. Add Kensington Palace and the Royal Albert hall into the mix and you’ve got the start of a great itinerary already penned down.

Royal Albert Hall
If you are after a little retail therapy, you need look no further than the district next-door Knightsbridge. Home to upmarket stores Harvey Nichols and Harrods,it gives you a chance to visit some of the most lavish retailers in London a mere walk away.

For transport, there are a number of Underground stations within the district. These include High Street Kensington, Earl’s Court, South Kensington and Gloucester Road. Between them you should have no problem getting where you want to go in London, should you ever need to leave Kensington!

The district is also incredibly central, so you don’t have to go far to get to the West End, Covent Garden, Westminster (Big Ben and Parliament), and Buckingham Palace. In fact, you couldn’t be better placed to enjoy the major sights of London