Welcome to Kensington - a neighbourhood of elegance, charm, and cultural riches, situated in the heart of London. With its royal connections, upscale shopping districts, and a treasure trove of museums, Kensington offers a perfect destination for a memorable summer getaway, it also happens to be home to The Milestone Hotel & Residences. Whether you're a history buff, a shopaholic, or a culture enthusiast, this three-day itinerary from The Milestone's Head Concierge, Joe McGinn, will guide you through the best experiences Kensington has to offer our guests. 

Day 1: Royal Kensington and Cultural Exploration 

Morning: After a leisurely breakfast in the Park Lounge, begin your day with a visit to the iconic Kensington Palace. Wander through the majestic halls and immerse yourself in the history of royalty. Be sure to catch the Crown to Couture exhibition, a captivating display of royal fashion over the centuries. 

Lunch: After exploring the palace, head to the serpentine lake in Hyde Park for a light bite. Choose from one of the charming cafes or restaurants with lovely lake views and enjoy a relaxing meal amidst nature. 

Afternoon: Continue your journey through the park and make your way to Exhibition Road. Along the way, marvel at the splendid Albert Memorial and the architectural wonder of the Royal Albert Hall. 

Spend the afternoon exploring the fascinating exhibits at the Science Museum, the Natural History Museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A). These world-renowned institutions house a vast collection of artifacts, from scientific wonders to art and design masterpieces. 

Evening: Return to The Milestone to freshen up before embarking on a delightful dinner experience at FFiona’s on Church Street. The restaurant's warm ambiance and scrumptious British cuisine will surely leave you satisfied. If you’d rather not venture out, our charming Stables Bar is the perfect setting for a pre-dinner refreshment, before taking a table at our refined in-house eatery, Cheneston’s.   

Day 2: Shopping and Relaxation 

Morning: Start the day with some retail therapy around the chic and fashionable Sloane Square. Explore the charming boutiques and shops offering a range of stylish clothing, accessories, and unique finds. 

Lunch: Take a break and indulge in a delicious meal or sip on a refreshing cocktail on the terrace at Pantechnicon. Enjoy the serene atmosphere and take in the views of the city. 

Afternoon: Return to The Milestone for a rejuvenating full-body massage to unwind and recharge for the rest of the day. 

Evening: Treat yourself to a delectable pre-theatre dinner at San Carlo Cicchetti. Delight in the flavors of Italian cuisine before heading to the Adelphi Theatre to witness the captivating spectacle of Back to The Future: The Musical. Join Doc and Marty on their time-traveling adventure through this mesmerising live performance. 

Day 3: Brunch in Notting Hill and Afternoon Tea in Kensington 

Morning: Start your day with a leisurely exploration of the charming neighbourhood of Notting Hill. Discover its vibrant atmosphere and wander through the Portobello Market, famous for antiques and vintage finds. Don't forget to locate the iconic blue door from the film Notting Hill. 

Brunch: Treat yourself to a delightful brunch at Sunday in Brooklyn. Savor the delicious flavors and enjoy the trendy ambiance of this local hotspot. 

Afternoon Tea: Return to The Milestone to experience the epitome of British tradition - an elegant Afternoon Tea. Head to the Park Lounge within the hotel for a sumptuous affair amidst refined surroundings. Relish the delectable pastries, finger sandwiches, and scones while recounting your fabulous discoveries in Notting Hill.