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.
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
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.
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.