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Local London: Getting Around

Published on July 31, 2018 by Rebecca Hinshelwood

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When choosing your luxury serviced apartment in Kensington, you could be forgiven for getting distracted by the comfort and quality of the property itself. However, whatever the reason for your visit to London, you will certainly encounter the need to travel from the confines of the property. Business or leisure, long stay or short stay, it’s important to understand how an accommodation is connected to the facilities and community that surrounds it.

One of the reasons that many customers choose a luxury serviced apartment for a short or long term stay is the independence it offers, and the contact that it enables with local London. Whether you prefer to get around on four wheels or two, or simply by exploring on foot, Kensington is a fantastic destination that is well located for business or leisure.

Travel on Wheels

Wheels are wonderful. They can collect you from your door and deposit you to your location with minimal effort. Or they can open up whole new areas to you in the blink of an eye. Kensington and its neighbouring areas offer a wealth of transportation options so that you can easily get to where you need to be. 

Hire cars

If you value your independence, a plethora of hire car options are available to you. From a few hours to several weeks, your concierge service can arrange not just appropriate vehicle hire, but also parking arrangements too.

Taxi Service

Or perhaps your preference is to avoid the responsibility of driving during your stay. After all, London is notoriously busy. Simply request a taxi or chauffeur from your concierge service for transportation in comfort and style.

Bicycle

Of course, London is famous for its Santander bicycle docking system. With docking stations all over the area you can enjoy loads of great traffic free areas by bike. Explore Hyde Park or the Thames path for great views and no cars!

Tube

Connected into Central London by the District, Circle and Piccadilly lines at Gloucester Road and South Kensington, meetings and social engagements are just minutes away. Travel like a local with direct links to Westminster, the South Bank and Theatreland.

Travel on Foot

The wonderful thing about Kensington and its surrounding areas is that so much is accessible on foot. And what better way to enjoy the Great British Summer than to take to the streets of London and enjoy what the city has to offer.

Parks

Find Holland Park to the West of Kensington and Hyde Park to the East. Both of these parks are on your doorstep and offer beautiful walks all year round. Enjoy waterside strolls along the Serpentine and Japanese inspired serenity at the Kyoto Garden at Holland Park. 

Shops

Kensington High Street offers a shopper all of the high street brands you’d expect, including Jigsaw, Reiss, Russell & Bromley and Kurt Geiger. You can really pound your credit card and come away with your own bodyweight in shopping bags without leaving this one street. However, for high-end designers, head to Sloane Street, or to Kings Road for more boutique fashion and goods.

Cafes

Exploring on foot can be tiring, so you’ll need to visit a cafe or two. Try one of the three Fait Maison locations for a refreshing afternoon tea. Or head to Thackeray Street for independent cafe options. Montparnasse Cafe, with an authentically French offering, is a favourite among locals.

Culture

There are some great cultural spaces to walk to on a Summer’s evening. Check out Opera Holland Park during the Summer months for exquisite and breathtaking outdoor opera performances. Alternatively the Royal Court at Sloane Square offers year round work from emerging and established dramatists. 

When you visit or take up a short term residence in London, of course you will want to explore and experience this most vibrant of cities. For newcomers it can feel intimidating. To ensure seamless travel for a visit to Kensington, simply look to the high service levels of a luxury serviced apartment concierge service.  For advice, coordination and organisation, the best way to get from A to B is just a phone call away.

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