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A Day Out In Kensington London

 

The spending money was gifted by Hotels.com, but all views are my own.

I recently had a day out in London Kensington with my husband, although we do not live too far from London. We visit London a few times a year and recently explored the Kensington area.

Kensington is quite a large area and we did not explore as much as we would have liked to. We definitely need to head back again, and this time I will be looking for hotels in Kensington, so we can plan our trip more effectively.

Kensington Olympia

We started our visit by getting the train to Kensington Olympia, which on the day we were there was hosting Ru Pauls Drag Con.  As we left the station the street was full of people who were visiting the show, with a lot of them dressed up in celebration.

I loved walking through the crowds, hearing all the chat and seeing all the happy faces, what better way to start our day exploring Kensington.

We had planned to start our journey here and then walk the entire length of Kensington, but we soon realised that this was not going to happen, when we found the Design Museum.

As neither of us had been here before, we decided to make this are first stop of the day.Wa

Walking to the entrance, we first encountered this statue the words printed say

Through human genius in

It’s Various inventions

With various instruments

May answer the same end

It will never find an

Invention more beautiful or

More simple or direct than

Nature because in

Her Inventions

Nothing is lacking

And nothing superfidious

Leonardo Da Vinci

Moving To Mars

As they are hosting a Moving To Mars exhibition, they have a model of a rocket launcher outside as well.

The exhibition shows how the journey to the Red Planet has become one of the great challenges of our time.  Through immersive recreations and new commissions, you an discover how every details of this extraordinary mission must be designed. The exhibition lets you travel to Mar without leaving London and is a multi-sensory adventure for all ages.

Although the museum is free, if you wanted to see this exhibition you had to pay. Which was £16.00 per adult and £8.00 per child on a weekday, or £18.00 per adult and £9.00 per child at the weekends.  The exhibition runs until 23rd February 2020.

The Rest of the Design Museum

After visiting the exhibition, we made our way around the rest of the museum

There is a lot to see here. We found it fascinating going back to our childhood and reminiscing over items we had in our homes when we were younger.  And how technology has changed.

Taking a break

After leaving the museum, we decided to get some lunch and found a lovely restaurant called Dirty Bones.

After a much-needed pit stop, we headed along Kensington looking in the shops on the way. Popping into shops we had not seen before.

Unfortunately, as we spent so much time in the Design Museum, it was starting to get dark and we decided to head home.

We had planned on walking further to where Kensington Palace is and past Kensington Park where Queen Victorias statue is situated. This is also where you will find The Royal Albert Hall.

If you carried on walking a little further you would have arrived in Knightsbridge where Harrods is found.  We had a trip here before Christmas and I would recommend everyone to visit Harrods and wonder around their many halls.

If you are planning a trip to London, why not visit the Kensington area. With so much to do, plus shopping and places to eat or grab a coffee you will have a great day.

 

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19 Comments

  • Steve
    29th January 2020 at 4:09 pm

    I love the city but have never really visited the Kensington area. It looks great and the design museum will definitely be added to my ever growing ‘to do list.’

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    • admin
      29th January 2020 at 6:16 pm

      We usually end up around Covent Garden area when we go, but wanting to explore so much more of London this year so have made a start

      Reply
  • Bella at Dear Mummy Blog
    30th January 2020 at 10:13 am

    We love Dirty Bones and have visited quite a few times on our trips to London. We were also at London Olympia last week for the Toy Fair 2020!

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    • admin
      30th January 2020 at 10:48 am

      We have not been to Dirty Bones before but will be going back, I could not go to the Toy Fair but it looked great fun x

      Reply
  • Jenni
    30th January 2020 at 11:14 am

    Oh this sounds amazing, we had a weekend in Kensington a couple of years ago and it was such an amazing place i only wish we could have spent longer there

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    • admin
      30th January 2020 at 11:47 am

      We had a great day, and it is an area we have not really explored fully x

      Reply
  • Cassie Mayers
    30th January 2020 at 12:12 pm

    You know what, lived in London for 7 years and I never made it here! The design museum looks great!

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    • admin
      30th January 2020 at 12:35 pm

      We usually end up Covent Garden area, but there is so much more to do and see x

      Reply
  • Anne Fraser
    30th January 2020 at 2:31 pm

    I would love to visit the design museum. My son had a Saturday job in Harrods when he was at London university. It is an amazing shop.

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    • admin
      30th January 2020 at 2:47 pm

      It was a real nostalgia place to visit when you look back at things from your childhood. Harrods is an amazing shop we saw a tv there for £109,000

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  • Nayna Kanabar
    30th January 2020 at 7:36 pm

    London is such a beautiful city and there is so much to do and see. Your day out sounds fabulous and so much fun.

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    • admin
      31st January 2020 at 10:05 am

      London is full of history and fun things to do and see, we had a great day x

      Reply
  • Yeah Lifestyle
    30th January 2020 at 9:16 pm

    We are heading to London this Summer and will be bookmarking your post as Kensington is on our list to visit especially the Design Museum.

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    • admin
      31st January 2020 at 10:04 am

      London is such a big place with so much to do and see, there is so much to do in Kensington. I hope you have a great time x

      Reply
  • Jenny
    30th January 2020 at 10:35 pm

    I love Kensington, especially the Design Museum. We also love the V&A, Science Museum and NHM!

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    • admin
      31st January 2020 at 10:03 am

      We love those as well and spent many hours there in the past, but neither of us had been to the design museum before

      Reply
  • Laura
    31st January 2020 at 11:53 pm

    I absolutely adore the Kensington area of London, and think it is a brilliant place for children xx

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    • admin
      1st February 2020 at 10:28 am

      I totally agree we have fallen in love with the area x

      Reply
  • Kara Guppy
    1st February 2020 at 10:44 am

    I have not heard of this museum before. Will add to my list for next time we are in London

    Reply

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