The Best places to visit in Kensington and Chelsea this Summer

Here is a little guide to help you plan your stay in London this summer.

As one of the finest luxury hotels in Chelsea and Kensington, The Draycott is an ideal destination for city breaks in London this summer. Thanks to its perfect location close to Sloane Square, Kings Road and many of London’s top attractions you will have a great choice of activities just a stone’s throw from the hotel’s doorstep. Discover what August in Chelsea and Kensington has in store for visitors.

Movie Screenings at the Natural History Museum

Every evening from the 12th to the 15th of August, the Natural History Museum will produce classic movies screenings in Hintze Hall for the whole family. It will kick start this series of four movies with Jaws, Steven Spielberg’s masterpiece that is not for the faint-hearted. The second night will showcase Free Willy, one of the most popular 90’s movies.

On the 14th of August, Finding Nemo will see you follow Nemo’s adventures on Australia’s East Coast and last but by no means least, one of Disney’s most famous movies The Little Mermaid will take you back in time for a tale under the sea. All ocean-related movies come in time for the new exhibition Whales: Beneath the surface at the National History Museum.

Evening strolls at the Chelsea Physic Garden

Located beside the River Thames, the Chelsea Physic Garden is London’s oldest botanical garden. Home to more than 5,000 species of plants, this green oasis provides a great place for nice and peaceful walks away from the business of London.

Looking to spend an evening al fresco this summer? Head to the Chelsea Physic Garden every Tuesdays and Wednesdays in August until 10 pm for a late summer evening walk around. (Please note that the last entry will be at 8.30pm).

Yoga session at the Duke of York Square

For the yogis amongst you, head to the Duke of York Square for a yoga session every Sunday in August. What a great way to relax and re-charge your body before the new week. The #YogaontheSquare session takes place at 10:30am and is completely free for you to attend. You will get the chance to practise your downward facing dog and warrior poses for free.

Also at the Square on the 15th of August: National Relaxation Day. This is your perfect occasion to stop and check-in with yourself. Feeling stressed or anxious? Following a busy diary with no breaks? Indulge in a relaxing treatment or purchase all the necessary products for a pampering session at home.

Caribbean vibes at the London Notting Hill Carnival

Get ready for a full weekend of Caribbean festivities at the London Notting Hill Carnival! The August bank holiday weekend sees Europe’s biggest street festival filling Notting Hill’s roads celebrating the Caribbean heritage and communities in London. The program includes local music, dancing, delicious food and activities.  Starting off with spirited steel bands as entertainment on Saturday night, the celebrations will continue with an animated family day on Sunday and the vibrant Grand Finale parade on Monday.

August in London is not shy of things to do! As one of the great hotels Chelsea has to offer, the Draycott Hotel is close to several attractions which offer summer-only activities. Don’t miss out!

Tempted by one of these enjoyable summer activities in London? Book directly now for the best rates and have a great time this August!

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