One of the most affluent boroughs in London, Kensington and Chelsea has all the best museums and a huge range of cool shops, the kind where everything’s too expensive, but its still nice to look.
Harrods has seven floors and you will definitely get lost here. The food halls are the best bit, as food items are the cheapest things stocked in Harrods. They have a chocolate and tea room, a pantry, a chaucuterie, a fromagerie and more. They have restaurants and cafés to eat in like Ladurée, Ca’puccino, The Georgian, as well as a spa, perfumerie, champagne bar, Toy Kingdom and a pet spa (called “the Pet Kingdom”). Based in Knightsbridge along with Harvey Nichs and a range of other designer stores. Remember to get a store guide which has a map of each floor.
Museum central! After exiting South Kensington tube barriers, you’ll be led into a tunnel with exits leading to the Science Museum, the Victoria & Albert and the National History Museum. All are free and I’d highly recommend the Natural History Museum where there’s an incredible amount to see and do. Science Museum is geared more towards kids.
The King’s Road (Tube station: Sloane’s Square)
A shopping high-street with a mix of designer fashion and high street café chains. Made fun of in the Gap Yah video and frequented by Made In Chelsea cast.
Portobello Market is great and the Notting Hill Carnival is hosted here every year. See you there on 25th August 2013!
Other places of interest:
- Royal Albert Hall
- Kensington Palace
- Saatchi & Saatchi art gallery
- Holland Park