Places of Interest

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is a treasure chest of enormous historic and architectural interest and renowned for its handsome residential streets and squares.  Cranley is wonderfully located in the Borough within walking distance of Knightsbridge, the Museums of South Kensington, King's Road and Kensington with its Palace and Gardens, the Royal Albert Hall, The Albert Memorial, Holland Park adn Notting Hill. 

MUSEUMS:
Kensington Palace
Kensington Palace State Apartments, Kensington Gardens, W8 4PX
Underground: High Street Kensington
Website: www.hrp.org.uk/kensingtonPalace

Leighton House Museum
12 Holland Park Road, W14 8LZ
Underground: Kensington Olympia
Website: www.rbkc.gov.uk/subsites/museums/leightonhousemuseum.aspx

Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road, SW7 5BD
Underground: South Kensington
Website: www.nhm.ac.uk

Science Museum
Exhibition Road, SW7 2DD
Underground: South Kensington
Website: www.sciencemuseum.org.uk

Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL
Underground: South Kensington
Website: www.vam.ac.uk

National Army Museum
Royal Hospital Road, SW3 4HT
Underground: Sloane Square
Website: www.nam.ac.uk

GALLERIES
Royal College of Art
Kensington Gore, London SW7 2EU
Underground: High Street Kensington
Website: www.rca.ac.uk

Saatchi Gallery
Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, SW3 4SQ
Underground: Sloane Square
Website: www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk

Serpentine Gallery
Kensington Gardens, W2 3XA
Underground: South Kensington/Lancaster Gate
Website: www.serpentinegallery.org

PARKS & OPEN SPACES
Brompton Cemetary

Enter from south at Fulham Road, SW10 9UG or from north on Old Brompton Road
Underground: West Brompton
Website: www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/brompton_cemetery

Chelsea Psychic Garden
66 Royal Hospital Road, SW3 4HS
Underground: Sloane Square
Website: www.chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk

Holland Park

Ilchester Place, W8
Underground: High Street Kensington
Website:
http://www.rbkc.gov.uk/leisureandlibraries/parksandgardens/yourlocalpark/hollandpark.aspx
http://www.rbkc.gov.uk/subsites/operahollandpark.aspx

Kensington Gardens
Underground: High Street Kensington
Website: www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/kensington_gardens

Meanwhile Gardens
Elkstone Road, W10
Underground: Westbourne Park
Website: www.mgca.f2s.com

SITES & SIGHTS
Harrods
87-135 Brompton Road, SW1X 7XL
Underground: Knightsbridge
Website: www.harrods.com/harrodsstore

Peter Pan Statue
by the Long Water, Kensington Gardens
Underground: Lancaster Gate
Website: Peter Pan Statue from Royal Parks
Unveiled in 1912 following a commission by Peter Pan author J M Barrie himself, this statue draws a considerable amount of visitors, delighted of a chance to see Peter Pan in such a form. In fact, the statue stands beside a spot on the Long Water, which is mentioned in very first Peter Pan story.

Blue Plaques
Useful website: www.plaqueguide.com
As you walk through the area (as well as the rest of London) you may notice a number of buildings that have a blue plaque attached to their exterior. The plaques signify that a notable person lived or worked in that building.  Look out for  Bousfield School where Beatrice Potter used to live and Cresswell Place where novelist Agatha Christie lived.



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