Kensington with its rich mix of culture, upmarket shops and coffee bars, is one of London’s famous neighborhoods. You’ll find a series of pop-up events and markets near Hilton London Kensington in the countdown to Christmas such as Portobello road market (which is famous for vintage), and the pop-up Santa’s grotto at London Westfield just 5 minutes away from the hotel.

Why not take a leisurely stroll along Kensington and Chelsea high streets to enjoy the vibrant festive decorations – during December, festive shopping continues well into the evening. While you’re there, we suggest that you soak up some of the history and culture with a visit to Exhibition Road, where you’ll find the Natural History Museum and other streets leading to plenty of other attractions including The Royal Albert Hall and Duke of York Square.

One must-visit destination is Kensington Palace, home to Prince Harry and the Megan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex. Steeped in incredible history, with stories of Queen Victoria’s childhood and the Georgian era, Kensington Palace is a firm fixture among the Royal attractions London offers. The Palace is open to the public to enjoy both exhibitions and events. For the festive season, the Palace grounds will be transformed into an outdoor cinema where classic movies from Home Alone to Love Actually.

Stay close to the action to enjoy all this and more at Hilton London Kensington.  Inside the hotel, you’ll find stylish rooms and suites, fantastic dining and first-class facilities — everything you need for a magical stay in the capital this Christmas.

Follow Marilyne Tran on Instagram as she explores Kensington and shares her experience of staying at London Hilton Kensington. #AVeryHiltonChristmas

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