It’s a quiet, relaxing, Sunday afternoon and you have no plans? what do you decide to do? Well, for me I have always lived relatively close to London. With only an hours journey on the train, I decided I was going to head into the big city and go to explore the area of Kensington.

Kensington is one of the most popular areas, surrounded by grand, historical and beautiful buildings. So, this weekend I decided to get up and go and explore with my mother. Whether you are intrigued to find hotels near Kensington or just looking for somewhere yummy to eat lunch, this post has something for everyone.

So without further ado, here is my guide to the hidden gems you can find exploring The Royal Borough of Kensington.


By the time we arrived, it was early afternoon so we decided that the first stop was going to be this little Italian cafe. Neither my mum nor I had ever heard of this place before but we were immediately drawn in by the amazing cake selection on display. I would also be lying if I didn’t say the very attractive Italian waiters played a huge part on the reason we decided to eat here. You can find this rare gem hiding in High Street Kensington, directly down the road from The Royal Garden Hotel.

Not much is needed to be said as I’m sure the photos show so much more than my words ever could. What an amazing little place. Definitely worth a visit if you are ever in the area.

High street Kensington

afternoon tea Kensington

afternoon tea Kensington

afternoon tea Kensington


What’s a trip to Kensington without a stroll around the beautiful Hyde Park, especially in the autumn time! As you can see from the pictures below the scene was like something out of a movie. There’s something so relaxing about walking through these gardens regardless of how busy it may be. Everyone is in a world of their own and for a split second you can see back and watch the world pass by.

Hyde park

kensington gardens

kensington gardens


Kensington Palace can be found located in the heart of Kensington Gardens. Although, I did not manage to go inside as it was extremely busy there is still so much you can experience from outside. The gardens follow-on for acres and supply you with so much natural beauty. Just imagine being able to sit out watching the ducks and swans floating so elegantly around your garden lake. having a lake as part of your garden in itself is something completely out of this world and it was beautiful to have experienced this.

Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace

Kensington London


We decided to end the day at a fantastic French restaurant that we actually discovered by accident. We were being nosey down some of the back streets and we came across one of the loveliest, authentic, and fabulous French restaurant. Sometimes it pays to go off the beaten track and see what else is lurking. As you can see by the pictures below this was definitely correct for our case.

Cote Brasserie

Cote Brasserie

Talk about the perfect Autumn day for a Mother and Daughter date. We both had such a wonderful time sight seeing around London and I can’t wait to take my mother again. Although we do live relatively close to London it’s not something you get to go and see every day which was what made it so special. Do you also love Autumn time? Then make sure to check out these 6 ways that you can make the most out of Autumn this year.

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  1. Pattycular
    November 15, 2018 / 2:06 pm

    Hi! I just visited your blog for the first time and I wanted to say: Nice work! I’ll be sure to read along πŸ™‚
    And if I’m traveling to London again, CaffΓ© Concerto is on the lis of places to go!

    • December 8, 2018 / 2:18 pm

      Hi there, oh thank you so much! I honestly could not recommend it anymore if I tried.. such a beautiful little place πŸ™‚

  2. December 2, 2018 / 8:32 pm

    What a lovely day out with your Mum! Caffe Concerto looks like such a Pinterest worthy spot! That pink couch and pink wall got me super excited! And that delicious looking cake! Yum!

    • December 8, 2018 / 2:18 pm

      Oh thanks Annie! It really was a beautiful little place, I was so sad that I didn’t take any more pictures because it was fab haha! First time visiting and I loved it πŸ™‚ x

  3. anaslilblog
    December 9, 2018 / 2:15 pm

    Wow, looks amazing! Lovely photos, hope you had a great time x

    • December 10, 2018 / 4:43 pm

      Thank you so much! It was a fantastic day out to be honest! I’m a fan of the Kensington area for sure 😊x

  4. January 17, 2019 / 7:37 pm

    These places look absolutely amazing and I absolutely love your photos! Hope you had an amazing time, it sure looks like you did!x

    Sara |

  5. January 19, 2019 / 6:58 pm

    You have taken some lovely photographs πŸ’• looks like you had a great time in London! There is always so much to explore in London. Thank you for sharing xx

    • January 19, 2019 / 7:02 pm

      Thank you lovely! Appreciate this comment so much 😊😊😊xx

  6. January 19, 2019 / 7:36 pm

    Ugh I will always love Kensington! Especially the gardens. So many ducks and parakeets! That is truly a Sunday well spent.
    jenny x |

    • January 19, 2019 / 7:46 pm

      Yes! It’s so pretty isn’t it! Such a lovely day out 😊than you for reading! X

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