London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom. Standing on the River Thames in the south east of the island of Great Britain, London has been a major settlement for two millennia. It was founded by the Romans, who named it Londinium. London's ancient core, the City of London, largely retains its 1.12-square-mile medieval boundaries. Since at least the 19th century, "London" has also referred to the metropolis around this core, historically split between Middlesex, Essex, Surrey, Kent and Hertfordshire, which today largely makes up Greater London, a region governed by the Mayor of London and the London Assembly.
(Just a few on the endless things to see)
· Kensington Palace.
· Royal Albert Hall.
· Kensington Gardens.
· Natural history Museum.
· Buckingham Palace.
The Queen's official residence at Buckingham Palace is only 25 minutes away by Tube on the far side of Hyde Park. In summer, book a tour to explore the elaborate State Rooms, filled with priceless art and ornate antique furniture. You can watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony in the palace courtyard every day during summer, or every other day for the rest of the year, and it's completely free.
Kensington is home to three of London's best museums, only a mile from the hotel. At the Science Museum's Wonderlab, kids can get hands-on with more than 50 interactive experiments. The Natural History Museum traces the story of life on Earth, and you may even spot a dinosaur or two. The V&A has fascinating displays of jewellery, costumes and decorative arts spanning 5,000 years of history.
Don't Go Home Without
Around the corner from the hotel, you can treat yourself to boutique fashion, electronics or natural beauty products from the shops around Kensington High Street. And of course, further along in Knightsbridge is London's most famous department store Harrods, which gathers them all under one roof. You don't have to break the bank - you could just pick something up from the Food Hall as a treat.
Get some fresh air and spot the statue of Peter Pan on the green lawns of Kensington Gardens, 10 minutes' walk from the hotel. Kids can take to the high seas on the pirate ship at the Princess Diana Memorial Playground, and you can visit the State Apartments at Diana's former home, 17th-century Kensington Palace. On particularly hot days, you can even take a dip in the open-air Serpentine Lido..
Relax in a modern, air-conditioned room with pillow menu. There's a flat-screen TV to relax, free WiFi to surf online and a in-room safe. If you're working late there's a desk and 24/7 room service. Extra beds are available on request at a charge. Credit card authorisation taken on arrival.
Rollaway Bed/Cot Available
Separate Hanging Closet
In-Room Heating and A/C Controls
Extra Bedding Available
Bathroom Amenities Available
Refreshments / Kitchen
Complimentary Coffee/Tea Supplies
Work Desk with Lamp
Desk Level Electrical Outlet
Spare Electrical Outlet
Phone with Voicemail
Power Converter Available
Electrical Adapters Available
Complimentary Morning Newspaper
Connecting Rooms Available
Windows Open by Guest
Holiday Inn London - Kensington High St.
Wrights Lane, Kensington, London, W8 5SP, United Kingdom
Tel #: 44 207 3684023
Optional Excursions in England Half-day guided tour of London
A four-hour bus tour of London takes you past all of the important places in the city. A knowledgeable guide will provide historic and cultural commentary as you drive past places such as the Tower of London, Shakespeare Globe, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, and much more.
February 10th Sunday
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Welcome to Holiday Inn London - Kensington High St.
Stylish central London hotel with meeting rooms and free Wi-Fi, close to transport and attractions Holiday Inn® London Kensington High Street. hotel is moments away from High Street Kensington Tube Station. There is an on-site car park with limited chargeable spaces. Local bus stops two minutes' walk away provide easy access to the city. The Heathrow Express from Paddington Station, 2 miles away, whisks you to the airport in 15 minutes.
The boutique shops of Kensington High Street are just around the corner, and the Science, Natural History and Victoria & Albert museums are all within a mile of the hotel. The South Bank, Buckingham Palace and central London's galleries and museums are also within easy reach.
You can host an intimate event or a conference for up to 230 guests in the hotel's 13 flexible meeting rooms. The private garden is ideal for outdoor events. Printing facilities are available in the on-site e-bar. There's free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.
Wake up to a buffet breakfast at the Boulevard Restaurant, or finish the day with a taste of contemporary European cuisine. Access to the gym is free and, for a fee, you can relax in the sauna and swim laps in the indoor pool. Grab a light lunch, afternoon tea or a glass of wine with friends in the relaxed Lounge Bar. Kids stay and eat free.
Tour of Winsor Castle
& English Countryside
Windsor Castle is the largest occupied castle in the world that is still used by the monarchy. Since William the Conqueror built a wooden fortress here over 900 years ago, this has been a royal palace and residence. Despite its daily use for royal business, much of the palace is open and will be visited on our guided tour. The return journey to London will take us through the picturesque English countryside.
February 11th Monday Full Day