More information about Kensington, London. Location map

About 2 miles west of Buckingham Palace.


Nearest Underground stations:

Holland Park (Central line) or High Street Kensington (Circle/District lines) or Kensington Olympia (London Overground) or South Kensington (Circle/District/Piccadilly lines) or Notting Hill Gate (Circle/District/Central lines).


Kensington Roof Gardens: Entry is free but the roof gardens are not open every day because they are often used for private events. You can find out what days are available for public access by telephoning 0207 937 7994. This will connect you to an automated menu system and by selecting the appropriate option you can listen to a recorded announcment of which days the gardens will be open, in the coming week, to the public. Details are given only for a week at a time and there is no other advanced information given.

The address of the roof gardens is 99 Kensington High Street but access is from Derry Street. There is a sign by the door which displays the address ''99 Kensington High Street". Nearest underground station is High Street Kensington on the Circle and District lines. Exit the station and walk along High Street until you reach the junction with Derry Street. Turn right and look out for the sign mentioned above.


Nearest Tourist Information Centres:

Britain and London Visitor Centre
1 Regent Street
Piccadilly Circus
Fax only: 020 7808 3801
Web site

London Information Centre
Leicester Square
Tel: 020 729 22 333


Nearest Public Toilets:

In Holland Park adjacent to the Children's Playground on the south-west edge of the park.
Hyde Park, Palace Gate.
Kensington Public Toilets