The district’s commercial heart is Kensington High Street, running on an east-west axis. The north east is taken up by Kensington Gardens, containing the Albert Memorial, the Serpentine Gallery and Speke’s monument. South Kensington and Gloucester Road are home to Imperial College London, the Royal College of Music, the Royal Albert Hall, National Historical Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, and Science Museum. The area is also home to many international embassies and consulates and the residence of many politicians and billionaires.
The area’s affluent reputation attracts a fashionable jet-set crowd, with the luxury of Harrods in neighbouring Knightsbridge and the exclusive restaurants of Belgravia being just a short walk away. While most tourists never get off the beaten track, locals and savvy shoppers know that there’s more to Knightsbridge than Brompton Road. Head to Beauchamp Place for a fabulous assortment of luxury boutiques, including British evening wear label Suzanne Neville and bespoke tailor Edward Sexton.
The Hux Hotel
9 Kensington High Street
London, W8 5NP