5 Best places to take your kids near Kensington

There's one thing not to worry about when you stay with us at Monarch House in Kensington, whether it's for a short stay or whether you are relocating: How to keep kids entertained? 

Holland Park - Near the Japanese Garden

Holland Park - Near the Japanese Garden

1) Holland Park

 

The most obvious and right across the street from our Kensington Serviced Apartments: Holland Park.  

Holland park is one of 8 Royal Parks and is located in the borough of Kensington & Chelsea. There you'll find a giant chess board, peacocks, lots of places to play hide and seek, cows (yes there are cows!) and the famous Japanese garden.  

2) Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens:

If it's space you're after, then why not walk from your serviced apartment up Kensington High Street to Hyde Park? You'll first reach Kensington Gardens, on the left right past the Royal Garden Hotel. 

You can play tennis, frisbee, football, enjoy an ice cream... the list is endless. If it's water you're after, why not hire a rowing or pedal boat? 

In the winter it hosts Winter Wonderland too. 

3) Natural History Museum:

Free to visit and opened in 1881, it's possibly my favourite building in London, a great way to have fun and learn at the same time.  

Only 8 minute walk from Monarch House Serviced Apartments, High Street Kensington is only two stops away from South Kensington and its museums.

4) Science Museum: 

Another of South Kensington's museums, the Science Museum has lots of experiments and things for kids to play with. It's so close to the Natural History Museum, why not visit both?

5) Westfield Shopping Centre, Shepherd's Bush:

Consider this one wisely: 150,000 sqm of retail space!

It's a dream come true for many kids but you may have to drag them out when the time comes to leave! 

Westfield is only a short tube ride from your serviced residence in Kensington High Street and a really fun day out.

 

That should help you get started but if you're looking for more ideas, visit websites such as View London for example where you'll find hundreds more!