As a famous district within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in West London, Kensington is the home of some of the best museums in London. Kensington Palace, which forever will be associated with the home of its most iconic resident, the late Princess Diana, is one of the highlights of visiting Kensington.
Explore the palace, the gardens, shop at Portobello Road Market or enjoy a concert at the Royal Albert Hall, there are plenty of things to do when visiting this elegant and beautiful part of London. If Kensington is on your next holiday list, here are the 12 best Airbnbs, for your perfect holiday stay.
This self-contained apartment is suitable for families with children because it can accommodate up to six people. It has a double bedroom, a twin single, and a bunk bedroom. The apartment is located on the top floor and there is no lift. And even though it’s family friendly, it doesn’t accept reservations with babies, toddlers, or pets. So please take note when you’re thinking of booking this accommodation.
Within a 5 minute walk, you will reach the bus line, and it’s only a 15-minute walk to a tube station. The accommodation is also located next to the Kensington Olympia overground station. Although it’s not far from the busy road, the accommodation is located on a quiet street. You will enjoy a comfortable stay in this apartment.
Family friendly 4-star Kensington apartment - Sleeps 5-6
Price: from 428 USD
Number of Guests: 6
Live like a Londoner by staying at this accommodation overlooking Kensington Gardens. It accommodates up to five guests and has everything you need, from the contemporary spacious dining and living area to the open plan kitchen. It’s only a 10-minute walk to Warwick Road, the entrance of Earl’s Court Tube Station, so it’s easy to reach central London, anytime. Within a 12 to 15 minute walk, you will have plenty of restaurants to choose from, for dinner.
Or, maybe you are looking for an in-house dinner or have some late night cravings? Tesco supermarket is open 24 hours a day, except on Sundays, and it’s a walking distance from the apartment!
Stunning two bedroom Kensington garden view apartment
Price: from 362 USD
Number of Guests: 5
If you are a first time visitor to London and want to stay in Kensington, this private floor in a Kensington home is your perfect accommodation. Margaret, the owner of the house, is always ready to help you with advice and suggestions on how to spend a great time in Kensington and in London, in general.
The house is located on the second floor of a Kensington townhouse. It accommodates up to four people and includes breakfast, but it’s not suitable for children under six years old. It doesn’t offer cooking facilities or use of the kitchen outside breakfast time. Even though the house is located in a beautiful and quiet area, the metro stations are nearby, and the Royal Albert Hall is a walking distance away. There are lots of pubs and cafes in the area and don’t forget to check out Locanda Ottoemezzo, to try their delicious Italian food.
Private floor in Kensington home
Price: from 301 USD
Number of Guests: 4
This lovely, one bedroom apartment is located near the picturesque and bustling Kensington High Street. It accommodates up to four guests and it’s also walking distance to the famous Kensington Gardens. Public transportation is available within walking distance.
Please note that the apartment is on the second floor and only has stairs.
Cosy, one bedroom apartment in the heart of Kensington
Price: from 238 USD
Number of Guests: 4
If you like to explore cities by walking, this bright and spacious one bedroom flat in Kensington Olympia is your perfect accommodation. It’s very close to every top sightseeing destination in Kensington, such as the Olympia Exhibition Centre, Kensington High Street, and Hyde Park. And, it’s also walking distance to supermarkets and a pharmacy.
Its open-plan living room is perfect for relaxing after a long day exploring London. And its fully equipped kitchen is a perfect place to cook your dinner if you feel like staying in and resting.
Bright & spacious one bed flat in Kensington Olympia
Price: from 190 USD
Number of Guests: 2
This spacious studio apartment is located in the basement of a beautiful Victorian house with its own private entrance. It is comfortable with your own privacy. It comes with a patio, as well as tea and coffee facilities. It doesn’t have a kitchen, but many restaurants and cafes are around this trendy neighborhood.
It’s walking distance to Portobello Road Market and Notting Hill Gate station. There is a foldable table tennis or ping-pong table in the apartment for fun games at night!
Spacious, modern basement flat
Price: from 181 USD
Number of Guests: 2
If you plan to attend an exhibition at Kensington Olympia, this West Kensington Flat is your place to stay. It is located in a quiet neighborhood and only walking distance to Kensington Olympia and Earl’s Court. It has three beds and can accommodate up to four guests. There are plenty of options for dining and shopping in the area.
It’s only walking distance to entertainment venues, such as the Hammersmith Apollo and Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Or, finish the day by shopping at the huge Westfield Shopping Centre, right next to Shepherd’s Bush Empire. The accommodation is well located, near public transportation, including the tube station and frequent buses.
West Kensington - Entire flat - Sleeps up to four
Price: from 209 USD
Number of Guests: 4
It can be challenging to find the perfect accommodation when you’re traveling with toddlers. This sunny, spacious and stylish West Kensington flat will make your visit easier. The accommodation can accommodate up to four guests. You can request a toddler bed or a cot and a highchair in advance, to ensure your comfort during your stay.
It is only a three-minute walk to Barons Court, West Kensington’s tube station and it’s only a short walk to Olympia and Kensington High Street.
Sunny, spacious & stylish West Kensington flat
Price: from 162 USD
Number of Guests: 4
This is the perfect accommodation for a solo traveler. It’s a private, double bedroom with a shared bathroom, located in a top floor flat, with a rooftop terrace and BBQ. It is close to shops, restaurants, and main attractions in Kensington. It’s only a short walk to Gloucester tube station.
Get some Londoner ambiance by enjoying a cup of tea with the hosts, Patricia and Hans, on the rooftop terrace. Interaction with the lovely owner is the best thing that Airbnb can offer to ensure your best holiday experience.
Village feel in the heart of Kensington for one person
Price: from 124 USD
Number of Guests: 1
This superb Victorian style accommodation is located just 9 minutes walking distance from Barons Court. It accommodates up to four guests and it has adjustable temperature control, so you can sleep at your convenient temperature. The accommodation is in close proximity with supermarkets, small shops, as well as restaurants and pubs.
Enjoy some food and drinks in local English ambiance at the Colton Arms, during your stay in Kensington. You can arrange an early check in with the host if you let them know, in advance.
Superb victorian accommodation in Kensington
Price: from 48 USD
Number of Guests: 4
Enjoying very strong word of mouth from past guests, this one bedroom serviced flat is well placed within Kensington for all manner of attractions - from the famous leafy confines of Hyde Park to the area’s mix of top bars and restaurants. Those looking to indulge in a little retail therapy will also find fashionable shops within easy reach, while culture vultures will delight that the Royal Albert Hall and a number of museums are within walking distance. The flat itself, which would suit one or two people, comes with its own separate kitchen, should you prefer to cook for yourself instead of eating out. The large dining table and wi-fi internet will also be useful for those on business.
Outstanding location KensingtonLondon, United Kingdom
This light, airy and smartly furnished executive apartment will appeal to couples but is capable of sleeping up to four people if needed thanks to the addition of a sofa bed - making it an option for small families, under the host’s proviso that there are no children younger than 12. It is handily located for reaching Kensington High Street, the likes of the Royal Albert Hall and Kensington Gardens. There are also a number of public transport options nearby. The flat itself comes equipped with plenty of modern conveniences, including a full kitchen, satellite TV and wi-fi internet for work on the go. Guests even have access to a pre-loaded mobile phone, should your own provider not cover the vicinity. Guests loved the “big and clean” property, adding that it deserves its “five-star rating”.
5* Kensington Executive Apartment, sleeps 2/4Holland Park, London, United Kingdom
Kensington, London’s elegance
With its old world buildings and museums that blend with the cute cheese shops and bakeries, Kensington shares an elegant mix of cultural heritage with modern style. Tourists often miss out on Kensington when they are visiting London. So, make sure to include Kensington on your next holiday in London and experience the elegant part of this vibrant city!
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