A Day Out In Kensington London

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

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.

design museum

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

rocket launcher

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.

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.

A Day Out In Kensington London

 

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19 comments

  1. 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.’

    1. 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

    1. 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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