Top Things to Do in Kensington in August 2018
London truly is the heart of the United Kingdom, with no two days being the same and so many unique and amazing events taking place. Kensington, a vibrant and diverse hub in the centre of the city is home to many of these incredible events and with the incredible summer sun, August is shaping up to be a jam-packed month, especially with so many incredible things taking place on the doorstep of the Park International Hotel.
Things to do in Kensington in August:
- Diana: Her Fashion Story
- Legend of Apollo at the Discovery Motion Theatre
- Notting Hill Carnival
- Flow Yoga in the Park
Diana: Her Fashion Story
Taking place in the iconic Kensington Palace, once home to the late Diana, Princess of Wales now houses Diana: Her Fashion Story a celebration of the People’s Princess and her fashion journey over the years. The exhibition will include many of the iconic outfits she wore to public events such as the unmistakeable midnight blue velvet dress by Victor Edelstein. Diana wore this dress to the 1985 White House gala dinner, which has been dubbed the “Travolta Dress” due to the princess dancing with John Travolta on the evening. The exhibit will also display a multitude of other garments from the duration of her life in the spotlight.
The exhibition will run daily during the entire month of August and is definitely a must visit- due to the convenient location of the stunning Park International Hotel which is just 20 minutes by foot to Kensington Palace.
Legend of Apollo at the Discovery Motion Theatre
The Science Museum, located in the heart of South Kensington is proud to present Legend of Apollo at the Discovery Motion Theatre. An immersive experience which will transport you from leafy Kensington to the 1960s moon exploration mission with incredible 3D movie which is sure to impress the little ones and keep them entertained
If you are traveling with children, Park International Hotel offers a variety of rooms which are perfect for accommodating couples to groups.
Notting Hill Carnival
Just outside Kensington, August welcomes the Notting Hill Carnival- a celebration of Caribbean culture which can be reached by a 10-minute drive from the Park International Hotel. The carnival will take place on 26th and 27th August and truly shows the diversity and community spirit of London. This carnival is one of the top things to do near Kensington in August and is definitely a bucket list event.
This event takes place during bank holiday weekend, so make sure you book now to avoid disappointment. During your visit, make sure to fill up at breakfast in our in-house Orchid Breakfast Room, offering some delicious treats both traditional and continental.
Flow Yoga in the Park
If you want to have a more relaxing stay in Kensington, why not take part in one of the divine yoga sessions in Hyde Park. From the 2nd August until the 2nd September, from 6.30-8.00PM, this is the perfect way to enjoy the summer sun while keeping fit, meeting new people and having fun.
If you do take part in one of these sessions, rest assured that your luxury toiletries and robes, as well as a variety of great amenities will be waiting for your return to the Park International Hotel, before you unwind and enjoy the rest of your evening in the stunning Kensington.
We hope you’ve enjoyed reading our selection of top things to do in Kensington in August and we look forward to welcoming you soon. If you do have any questions in the meantime do not hesitate to contact one of our friendly staff, who are at your disposal at all times.