Five Festive Things to Do in Kensington This Month

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Kensington is one of London’s most vibrant, affluent areas – so naturally there’s plenty to do in and around the neighbourhood this Christmas. Whether you’re visiting with family, friends or simply keen to see more of the city, this guide to five of the best festive things to do is sure to ensure a fantastic trip.

  • Go Ice Skating at the Natural History Museum

Night View of Natural History Museum, include Ice RinkThe Natural History Museum is one of the best places for a winter visit, filled with a wide array of fascinating finds from the natural world. Even more impressive at this time of year is the ice skating rink, which offers the ideal setting for festive fun while staying nearby. If you are interested in arranging a special event, then this venue offers the chance to book a private party. There are also a number of special events taking place at the ice rink throughout the month.

  • Enjoy Live Music at the Royal Albert Hall

Amphitheater and scene at Royal Albert Hall. London, Great Britain

There’s no better way to get into the festive spirit than to enjoy a show at the historic Royal Albert Hall. Named after Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria, the venue is stunning to look at and even more impressive when you visit for a live show! There’s always lots happening at the Royal Albert Hall, but December is particularly action-packed thanks to a creative selection of artists from both the classical and modern music circuits. Ideal for visiting after an indulgent meal at the Park Grand Restaurant.

  • Take a Trip to Kensington Palace

Kensington palace and gardens, London

London has plenty of royal venues, but Kensington Palace is one of the very best – and it’s right on your doorstep. The Park Grand London Kensington nearest Tube is Queensway, which will also get you close to the palace, with events like winter cinema and costume displays providing a festive twist on a prominent London palace.

  • See the Christmas Tree at the V&A

christmas tree

Each year, the V&A installs an elaborate Christmas tree – making this the perfect venue for quickly getting into the festive mood. With a new commission for 2018, the tree at the V&A is always a real treat, thanks to the museum having a great love of design.

  • Have a Festive Meal at the Park Grand Kensington

The Park Grand Restaurant is the ideal space for a little seasonal indulgence, with delicious meals and stunning surroundings helping to provide a cosy winter space in the city. Elegantly furnished and with a well-stocked bar giving refreshments, this is the perfect space for tempting your taste buds throughout December.

  • Go Shopping at Harrods


Whether you just fancy a bit of window shopping, or come prepared to find something special at one of over 300 departments, Harrods is a must-visit location while you are in the city. If a magical Christmas atmosphere is what you want, then this is just the ticket – Harrods is the deluxe festive department store of choice for millions of visitors from all over the world.