Kensington comes alive in the spring. As the tree-lined streets become leafy and green, plants start to blossom, and parks fill up. We've rounded up a few of our favourite spots to check out as spring takes a hold and Ember Locke gets ready to open this summer.
Our first West London Locke is certainly a unique project. Find solace from the hustle of bustle of Cromwell Road at Ember Locke with classic Victorian features, arched windows and a private garden. With noticeable glamour inside and out, you will find crafted furniture and boudoir style apartments for all occasions. Get excited, we definitely are.
1. Sign of the Times: A spot for conscious fashion.
Pick up some pre-loved designer and premium fashion at this West London institution. Make sure to give yourself plenty of time to enjoy picking your favourites.
5 Elystan Street, London SW3 3NT
2. Pavillion Road: A spot for shopping.
Grab a coffee and a pastry from one of the many artisanal bakeries, find a spot and watch the world go by. Pavilion Road is the spot to be, especially on the weekend when you’ll find it full of locals catching up, enjoying a sunny spring morning or grabbing a few bits from one of the many boutiques.
3. HJEM: A spot for coffee.
This Danish inspired coffee shop is the perfect spot to start the day or wind down. Bringing Scandinavian cosy-ness and comfort to London.
3, Launceston Place, Kensington And Chelsea W8 5RL
4. Churchill Arms: A spot for a pint.
One of Kensington (and London’s) most recognisable pubs. Adorned with thousands of flowers and plants and crammed with Churchill memorabilia, enjoy a pint with tourists and locals alike.
119 Kensington Church Street, London W8 7LN
5. South Kensington Farmers Market: A spot to grab some groceries.
Grab some fresh produce every Saturday and Sunday at this local farmers market. Pick up fresh fish, produce, baked goods and more. Just make sure to get down there early.
Bute Street, South Kensington SW7 3EX
6. Natural History Museum: A spot that's worth the hype.
A London icon. The Natural History Museum contains over 1 billion artefacts, spend hours perusing the collections and you still won’t see it all.
Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD
7. Jacuzzi: A spot out for dinner.
The newest spot from the infamous Big Mamma group. Jacuzzi is lavish, grand and a feast for all the senses.
94 Kensington High Street, London W8 4SG
8. Caia: A spot for whatever the mood.
A short taxi ride away, Caia is the ultimate neighbourhood spot. Think small plates, great cocktails, a steller wine list and DJ’s spinning. Definitely worth a look in.
46 Golborne Rd, London W10 5PR
Celebrate the opening of our first West London Locke; Ember Locke and be one of the first to stay.