The 3 best Christmas attractions in Kensington


It’s the most wonderful time of the year, made even more special if you’re planning a trip to Kensington where you’ll find loads of festive activities to fill your days during your London visit.

Whether you’ve come with friends, your partner or the kids, there’s plenty to do in this upscale part of the city. This neighbourhood is renowned for its stunning architecture, so even just taking a stroll around Kensington is an enjoyable way to wile away an hour or two.

After spending the day getting in the mood for the holidays by exploring all that Kensington has to offer, your room at the Park Grand Kensington London is conveniently located nearby. This means that you can always add just one more festive attraction to your day, without having to worry about long journey times and arriving back too late in the day to enjoy a seasonal evening outing.

Enjoy a Victorian Christmas at Kensington Palace

Kensington Gardens, London W8 4PX

Kensington Palace is one of the most beautiful buildings that you can visit in the city at this time of year and looks even more spectacular during the Christmas period with the whole facade decked out with gorgeous decorations. Be sure to take a stroll around the stunning grounds, which are terraced with paving and ornamental flower beds and will now be glistening with festive Christmas lights. A stroll round here can be finished off perfectly with a warming drink and tasty dinner at one of our 4 Star Hotels in Kensington London.

Visit Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park

This Christmas event is truly one of the most magical experiences you can have in London, and whether you come with the kids, friends or your partner, everyone is guaranteed to have a great day due to the variety of activities on offer. Little ones and those young at heart will love visiting the ice rink, which is the largest in the UK.

Be sure to check out all the festive food and drink stalls too, where you’ll be able to tuck into a wide selection of your favourite Christmas treats, then finish the day off with a go on the Giant Observation Wheel. You’ll be able to see for miles and it’s a great way to view all of the twinkling Christmas lights across the city.

Embark on a mystical experience at Albert Hall

Kensington Gore, Kensington, London SW7 2AP

Hailed as one of Britain’s greatest Victorian splendours, a visit to Albert Hall is a joy at this time of year, particularly because there are lots of activities taking place that the little ones will love. It’s practically guaranteed to get the whole family in the mood for Christmas. The journey begins with a tour of the stunning building, where the whole family will be able to marvel at the exceptional Victorian architecture that is on display. Next there will be Victorian stories and even the opportunity to meet the man himself, Father Christmas.