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Kensington Olympia

Zone 2 National Rail & Overground (also District Line at weekends, public holidays and during some Olympia events)

National Rail | station code KPA

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The large Olympia exhibition centre is adjacent to the station. High Street Kensington Underground station is just under 1 mile from Kensington Olympia.

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Leighton House Museum ½ mile

The former studio-house of the artist Frederic, Lord Leighton which today contains examples of his oil paintings, sketches, drawings and sculptures as well as a small collection of personal objects. Tel. 020 7602 3316.
Open MWThFSSu 1000-1730.
www.rbkc.gov.uk/museums
Leighton House Museum is ½ mile from High Street Kensington station.

Design Museum ¾ mile

The museum shows the development of modern design, looking at the roles of designer. manufacturer and user. The exhibition covers a wide range of topics including architecture, engineering, fashion, graphics and the digital world. Temporary exhibitions programme. Tel. 020 7403 6933. Admission free but charges for some temporary exhibitions.
Open Daily 1000-1800, last admission 1700.
www.designmuseum.org
The Design Museum is ½ mile from High Street Kensington station.

18 Stafford Terrace ¾ mile

The Victorian family home of Punch cartoonist Edward Linley Sambourne. Tel. 020 7602 3316.
Open WSSu 1400-1730, also prebooked guided tours in mornings - see website.
www.rbkc.gov.uk/museums
18 Stafford Terrace is ¼ mile from High Street Kensington station.

Kensington Palace 1¼ miles or by bus

Kensington Palace has been home to royalty for over 300 years and is still used today. Displays in the State Rooms tell the story of royalty associated with the Palace, including Queen Victoria who lived here as a child. Temporary exhibitions. Gardens. Cafés. Tel. 0844 482 7777.
Open Daily 1000-1800 (1700 Nov-Feb).
www.hrp.org.uk
Bus 9 from near station to 'Kensington Palace' (displayed and announced on bus) then a short walk through Kensington Gardens. Buses daily, every 10 minutes, about 8 minutes journey.
Kensington Palace is ½ mile from High Street Kensington station.

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