There are six local bus routes that take you to South Kensington, Chelsea, Fulham, Putney, Notting Hill, Shepherd's Bush, Richmond and Clapham. For Knightsbridge and central London, take the South Kensington buses.
Many of London's main tourist attractions such as the Royal Albert Hall, Hyde Park, Earl's Court, Olympia, Natural History Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, Science Museum, Kensington Palace, and Kensington Palace Gardens with the famous Peter Pan statue, are all within walking distance or a short bus or tube ride away from our Kensington hotel.
The hotel is also a 5 minute walk from the The Medical Chambers Kensington at 10 Knaresborough Place - a private medical out-patient facility offering consultations & treatments with a wide range of specialists.
Bonfire Night – 5th November 2013
Remember; remember the fifth of November… make sure you celebrate Bonfire night in style at a spectacular London fireworks display, many located throughout London.Bonfire night is also known as Fireworks’ night or Guy Fawkes’ night. It’s a British tradition dating back to the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, when catholic conspirator Guy Fawkes tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament and King James I.
Lang Lang – 15th – 17th November 2013
Chinese piano prodigy Lang Lang returns to the Royal Albert Hall for a recital of Mozart and Chopin, a three day show stopping concert on the 15th till the 17th November 2013. While the extrovert showman is not the traditionalists cup of tea he has nevertheless become the world’s most sought after concert pianist.
Winter Wonderland – 25th November 2013
Festive family favorite Winter Wonderland returns to London's Hyde Park with big top shows, the observation wheel and a huge Christmas market. Follow the magical pathways and admire the beauty of the exquisite sculptures and crystal-like characters throughout the themed rooms. Meet the woodland ice creatures as you roam through the stalagmite forest – the ice bears, wolves, stags, owls, foxes and rabbits. Try a seat in the fairy tale unicorn-pulled carriage and take the slide in the magnificent ice castle. Specially created by Winter Wonderland and unique to the UK, this arctic experience will take your breath away!
Children and adults alike will be enchanted by our un-missable addition to Santa Land this year. Introducing: Santa’s Factory – a fun-house where Santa and his industrious elves are making gifts ready for the big day! Walk through his magical sleigh, meet the elves and pay a visit to Santa’s Lapland grotto. If you’re good with heights and want to see Winter Wonderland from above…try the fabulous new Star Flyer. For a truly exhilarating experience, soar over 60 metres into the air as it spins 360 degrees and feel the wind through your hair. It’s the closest thing to flying!
Richmond Literature Festival 1st – 30th November 2013
The Richmond Literature Festival returns to the west London borough this November for its 22nd year. Providing an impressive line-up including political commentators, well known writers, broadcasters, comedians and poets. Typically, there's a huge variety of respected writers and novelists taking part so it won't be hard to pick out at least one you'd like to see. The programme often includes workshops, storytelling, poetry, and performances from renowned spoken word artists. There's also a special young people's festival which includes activities for the very young - from aged two upwards.
Remembrance in London – 10th November 2013
Each year in November, the UK remembers the men and women who gave their lives in the two world wars. Remembrance Sunday is the second Sunday in November, this year it will fall on the 10th November
Harrods Christmas Parade 2013 – Date to be confirmed
The Harrods Christmas Parade is a long standing tradition since 1908 of London’s iconic department store will take the streets of Knightsbridge early November 2013 starting 8am along Brompton Road lasting a magical hour and later ending at the world renowned department store in time for the 9am opening.The Parade attracts thousands hoping to see Santa Claus and his reindeers, however this year they will be joined by a host of Disney friends due to Harrods pop up shop opening earlier this year. The Christmas parade also features entertainers, clowns, and street dancers in festive costumes leading shoppers to the upscale department store, where children have the opportunity to meet Santa himself in his Grotto.
New Year’s Eve in London – 31st December 2013
Celebrate New Year's Eve in London. It's one of London's biggest party nights, with a host of festivities, fireworks and fun! Be dazzled by the spectacular firework display along the River Thames, launched from the foot of the London Eye and rafts on the Thames, visible from most of Central London. Once you have enjoyed the magnificent view, head to Central London for a wide variety of restaurants, bars and clubs to see the New Year through. The fun doesn’t stop there as there a wide range of events on New Year’s Day too!
This year marks the 27th anniversary of New Year’s Day Parade, a tradition that has brought the weird and the wonderful to the streets of London.
Midnight Mass at St Pauls Cathedral – 24th December 2013
St Pauls is a magnificent cathedral viewed by many as the spiritual home of Great Britain, a fantastic place to be on the night before Christmas when the choir of St Paul’s Cathedral is joined by Barbican Brass to mark the first Eucharist of Christmas. This is one of many celebrations held in the Cathedral through the month of December.
Nutcracker - 4th December 2013 – 16th January 2014
Journey back in time with English National Ballet to a frost-covered, gas lit world and join Clara, her Nutcracker doll and the magician Drosselmeyer in this traditional, festive tale for all the family at the Royal Opera House. In a world of Edwardian elegance, The Nutcracker brings to life the eternally popular Tchaikovsky score featuring the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Waltz of the Flowers.
On an enchanted Christmas Eve, under the heavy boughs of the candlelit tree Clara battles with the Mouse King and falls in love with a handsome prince. As the air grows colder and snowflakes begin to fall, Clara and her valiant Nutcracker take a hot balloon ride across the frost-dusted London skyline to the glistening Land of Snow where her adventure really begins.
This classical production is a magical, memorable and unmissable Christmas treat.