Our Local Partners
Royal Albert Hall
Opened in 1871 by Queen Victoria, the magnificent Royal Albert Hall is a world-renowned music and performance venue. Notable figures to have attended the hall include Winston Churchill, The Beatles, Muhammad Ali and JK Rowling. Located amongst the museums and galleries of South Kensington and across the road from Hyde Park, it’s no wonder the Royal Albert Hall is on the ‘must-see’ list for visitors to London.
2017 welcomes a host of outstanding once-in-a-lifetime events and performances including the BBC Proms, Summer of Love Revisted season and Titanic Live.
The Kensington is proud to be affiliated with the Royal Albert Hall, offering our hotel guests tickets and special packages to attend various performances throughout the year.
Victoria & Albert Museum
Quite simply the world’s leading museum of art and design. The Victoria and Albert Museum is renowned for its collection of objects that span over 5,000 years of human creativity and for its diverse range of exhibitions, attracting visitors from around the globe. The Kensington is proud to be a long standing hotel partner of the V&A.
Just a short stroll from the hotel, this year’s exhibitions at the V&A include Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion; Opera: Passion, Power and Politics, and The Pink Floyd Exhibition - Their Mortal Remains.
Sparkle this summer with luxurious beach wear from world-renowned designer, Melissa Odabash. Loved by the likes of Elle Macpherson, Cindy Crawford and The Duchess of Cambridge to name a few, you too can discover Melissa’s range of beautiful bikinis and swimsuits, dresses, kaftans, hats and bags at her Notting Hill or Chelsea stores, both easily accessed from The Kensington.