When you want to see plenty of London, walking tours are a great option. You’ll get to experience the sights and sounds of the city while heading to some of its best-known features and spotting some hidden gems along the way. The Royal Borough of Kensington is filled with landmarks and beautiful spots, making it popular with walking tours.
Choosing one of the walking tours when you’re staying at the Park Grand London Kensington is an excellent way to familiarise yourself with the area and take in some of the must-see destinations. If you’re considering a walking tour, these five options are worth taking a closer look at.
If you’re staying in Kensington, you’re well connected to the rest of London. Just a short trip on the tube via the Circle line to the Barbican and you can head out on the Forgotten London tour. It’ll take you back in time, uncovering medieval festivals and brutal executions. It’s a top walking tour choice for anyone that wants to discover more of London’s history and how residents shaped the city into the famous capital it is today. Each tour lasts about an hour and a half, finishing at St Paul’s Cathedral, giving you the perfect opportunity to visit the iconic monument too.
Walk the revolution
The Victoria & Albert Museum is one of the top attractions in London and they’ve produced a unique walking tour too. Free to download from their website, Walk the Revolution will take you back to the swinging sixties in London. You’ll be taken on a journey that explores the music, fashion, and politics of the time. The V&A Museum is just a 20-minute walk from your hotel in Kensington and you’ll be ready to head to locations such as the Royal Albert Hall, Gandalf’s Garden, a tea shop that embraced peaceful vibes, and Cheyne Walk, where Keith Richards and Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones used to reside.
Bowlers London Walks
Led by London based artist and writers, the Bowlers London Walk can give you a different perspective of the capital. Departing from Netherwood Road, not far from the Park Grand London Kensington, it’s a tour that’s easy to get to. With a focus on art, photography, music, and politics, it’s the ultimate choice for tourists that love culture. Your tour will visit plenty of significant sites, expect to see former homes of notable artists and discover more about the likes of Hogarth and Morris, as well as the local area.
Royal Kensington Tour
Kensington is a beautiful area of London filled with green spaces. This tour lets you take all of that in, adding in science, art, history, and architecture for good measure. You’ll be taken from Victorian splendour to modern marvels in just two and a half hours. If you want to take in some of the most famous Kensington sights, such as Kensington Palace, the Natural History Museum, and the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain, this tour is perfect.