Visiting The Milestone Hotel & Residences? Join Russell Nash, a professional Blue Badge tour guide and discover more about The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. 

Two-hour tour: Kensington Culture

The neighbourhood surrounding the hotel is a cultural haven, showcasing architectural marvels spanning from the 17th to the 21st century. Abundant historic buildings, once residences to captivating personalities and notable figures like Victorian artist Lord Leighton adorn the landscape. Additionally, the remarkable Royal Collection art graces the halls of Kensington Palace.

A brief stroll or a quick taxi ride from the Milestone unveils a cluster of the world's finest museums. This exclusive tour serves as your gateway to these extraordinary collections, with your private guide highlighting the key attractions.

Tours up to two hours are priced at £225.

Four-hour tour: Kensington in focus

With four hours to explore, you will gain real in-depth insight into Kensington and will have ample time to have a private tour of one of the below attractions. 

Kensington Palace
This spectacular Baroque palace is nowadays the home of the Cambridges. It was previously the home of Prince William’s mother, Diana. The historic rooms take you back to the glamorous courts of Queen Anne, Queen Caroline and King George II. You can almost imagine yourself at one of their stately parties. Special exhibitions feature throughout the tour, usually with a focus on Royal fashion.

Natural History Museum
The wonders of the natural world in one of London’s finest buildings. Famous for its dinosaur exhibits, blue whale skeleton, prehistoric fossils and earthquake experience. There is plenty to explore.

Victoria and Albert Museum
The world’s greatest museum of decorative arts. The V&A's galleries include jewellery, fashion, chinaware, glassware, furniture, and sculpture. Plus, the magnificent Cast Courts, Raphael cartoons, and the brilliant performance and theatre galleries.

Science Museum
A hands-on, interactive museum, the Science Museum is full of scientific wonders. Steam engines from the Industrial Revolution, an Apollo moon lander, early aeroplanes and cars, pioneer computers, and much more.

Or perhaps visit some of the more unusual treasures of Kensington such as:

Lord Leighton’s House
The Victorian painter had this house specially built as his studio. He decorated it with magnificent Middle Eastern styling. A true unexpected delight.

18 Stafford Terrace
A rare example of a Victorian home that is open to the public. the Sambournes were a well-to-do family who decorated their house in the latest fashionable style.

Tours up to four hours are priced at £285.

Further afield tours

A half or full-day tour is the perfect way to discover the wonders of London. Alternatively, immerse yourself in the city with our extensive 8-hour tour priced at £425.

Possible locations of interest include the Changing of the Guard ceremony outside the Royal Mews next to Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London where you can explore its 1000-year-old history and see the Crown Jewels, a collection of Royal ceremonial objects, up close. 

There are also many famous TV and film locations throughout London to explore as well as places of worship to visit, including, Westminister Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral.

Interested in booking a tour with either Russell Nash or a member of his dedicated team? Please enquire directly with us.