Kensington and Chelsea

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Kensington and Chelsea
Hotels / Landmarks and Attractions

Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore, London, SW7 1AP, England
Tel: +44 171 589 3203 Ticket Shop: +44 171 589 8212

The Royal Albert Hall was originally conceived by Albert, Prince Consort, husband of Queen Victoria. He had plans to create a grand auditorium which would house 30,000 based largely on the Roman amphitheatres found throughout the rest of Europe. The Royal Albert Hall as it stands today is a rationalised version of Prince Albert's original design, and is a must for any visitor interested in the arts.

Box Office: Mon. - Sun. 10am - 6pm

London Underground Picture  South Kensington, Kensington High Street, Knightsbridge

Albert Memorial
Hyde Park, Kensington Gore, London, SW7, England

George Gilbert Scott was personally selected by Queen Victoria to design the national memorial to Prince Albert. The Albert Memorial is without doubt one of the greatest sculptural achievements of the Victorian era. The memorial comprises a large statue of Albert seated within a vast shrine, which is surrounded by 169 carved figures. This is a truly magnificent piece of Victorian sculpture and should not be missed by visitors interested in the rich history of England's capital.

London Underground Picture  Knightsbridge

Kensington Palace
Palace Green, London, W8 4PX, England
Tel: +44 171 937 7079 Fax: +44 207 376 0198

Standing at the western end of Kensington Gardens is one of the most impressive buildings in the Kensington and Chelsea district, Kensington Palace. This outstanding building came into royal ownership in 1689 when it was aquired by William and Mary. The palace was subject to a number of major design modifications made by Sir Christopher Wren at the request of the King. Today the palace is perhaps most famed for once being the London home of Diana, Princess of Wales. Kensington Palace is still home to several other members of the Royal Family and is a must for any visitor to the Royal Borough.

Opening Times:
Open daily 10.00am - 17.00pm Gift Shop 10.00am - 18.00pm Last admission 17.00pm

Adults 9.50
Students and senior citizens 7.70 Children under 16 7.10
Children under 5 Free
Family Ticket 29.10 (up to 2 adults and 3 children)

London Underground Picture  Queensway, High Street Kensington or Gloucester Road

Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road, London SW7, England
Tel: +44 171 938 9123

The Natural History Museum has over 65 million specimens and over one million books making it the world's largest repository of natural history material. Contained within this 19th century building are a range of informative exhibits that will keep the history enthusiast entertained for hours.

Opening Times:
Mon - Sat, 10am - 5:50pm, Sun, 11am - 5:50pm

London Underground Picture  South Kensington

Science Museum
Exhibition Road, London, SW7, England
Tel: +44 207 942 4454

The Science Museum provides visitors with the opportunity to touch and experience some of the major advances in Science over the last 300 years. There are more than 40 galleries displaying collections in technology, medicine and the history of Science. The Science Museum London contains something for those with even the slightest interest in Science, with a unique collection of interactive and informative displays.

Opening Times:
Daily 10.00-6.00 Closed 24-26 Dec

Adults - 6.50
Children - Free
Free admission for adults and children 4.30-6.00 daily

London Underground Picture  South Kensington

Michelin House, 81 Fulham Road, London, SW3 6RD, England
Tel: +44 171 581 5817

The new Michelin building was designed by the Conran Design Group, the new look incorporates aspects of the building's history combined with contemporary themes. The new bar and restaurant are named Bibendum, after the Michelin man and have an unmistakably French feel. Style and quality are the most important factors in this new look Michelin building.

London Underground Picture  South Kensington

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