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Beyond reports on how visitors can now unlock the best of London’s cultural scene at The Kensington hotel with exclusive access to two new world class exhibitions at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

If you’re looking to escape to London over the coming months and fancy immersing yourself in some high-quality culture, then The Kensington hotel is the place to head.

Having unveiled its partnership with the world-famous Victoria and Albert Museum, guests can now look forward to combining a stay at the stylish hotel with a trip to one of two new exhibitions by Sir Elton John and Naomi Campbell.

Located in the heart of one of London’s most sought-after boroughs, the hotel’s newest collaboration with The V&A offers guests access to the summer’s hotly anticipated cultural exhibitions, Fragile Beauty: Photographs from the Sir Elton John and David Furnish Collection and NAOMI: In Fashion when booking an overnight stay.

And the hotel’s proximity to one of London’s main cultural quarters ensures guests are just moments away from iconic landmarks such as the V&A, the Natural History Museum, and the Royal Albert Hall; making it the ideal choice

Bursting with charm and enjoying the perfect location, The Kensington provides the ideal opportunity or those looking to engage themselves in the rich tapestry of London’s dynamic arts scene.

From the moment you’re welcomed through the double-framed doors of the hotel by a bowler-hatted doorman, you’ll feel like you’re stepping back in time to a more genteel, service-oriented age.

With its luxurious white stucco façade – a collection of four 19th century townhouses in this most chic, cosmopolitan and cultured of London neighbourhoods – and the grandeur of its high ceilings, heritage décor and open fireplaces, The Kensington is the epitome of Victorian luxury.

Yet step inside and you’ll be met by a vibrant mix of cool contemporary and understated design that makes this the perfect bolthole for a relaxing getaway, afternoon tea in the light and lively drawing rooms, cocktails in the glamorous K Bar, or dinner in the refined Townhouse restaurant.

And now guests can enjoy an added bonus with the chance to experience the vibrant world of Sir Elton John & David Furnish, as well as celebrate the storied career of fashion icon Naomi Campbell  with this one-of-a-kind package.

As well as an overnight stay and access to one of the exhibitions for two people, guests can also add The Kensington’s brand-new Art of Afternoon Tea, to their package, featuring beautiful confections inspired by world renowned artists and creators.

For more details please visit doylecollection.com/hotels/the-kensington-hotel

THE EXHIBITIONS

Guests can choose from one of the following two exhibitions at the nearby V&A Museum.

FRAGILE BEAUTY: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE SIR ELTON JOHN AND DAVID FURNISH COLLECTION

Curated from the private archives of Sir Elton John and David Furnish, this ground-breaking exhibition showcases over 300 modern and contemporary prints by more than 140 photographers. From striking fashion editorials to poignant historical snapshots, ‘Fragile Beauty’ offers a rare glimpse into the diverse and enthralling realm of photography. Among these captivating images are first-time public viewings of renowned works spanning from the 1950s to the present, highlighting themes of fashion, news, and celebrity. This exhibition truly sets itself apart with the inclusion of powerful photojournalism documenting pivotal historical events, such as the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, AIDS activism in the 1980s and September 11, 2001.

The Kensington Fragile Beauty Exhibition Experience is currently open and runs until 5th January 2025 and can be booked now for stays with rates starting from £505 per night for two people on a B&B basis.

To book please visit:.
doylecollection.com/hotels/the-kensington-hotel/packages/fragile-beauty-exhibition-experience

NAOMI: IN FASHION – LAUNCHES SATURDAY
22ND JUNE

Recognised as one of the most iconic supermodels in history, this retrospective celebrates Naomi Campbell’s career across four-decades – showcasing around 100 looks, including designs from leading global designers such as Alexander McQueen and Chanel. Through the lens of prominent photographers including Steven Meisel and Tim Walker, NAOMI: In Fashion offers a glimpse into Campbell’s creative collaborations, activism, and her impact on the cultural zeitgeist. Marking the first time a model has been the sole focus of an exhibition at the V&A, NAOMI: In Fashion also sheds light on the chameleon’s role beyond the runway, touching on her activism and cultural leadership.

The Kensington NAOMI Exhibition Experience can be booked now for stays from 22nd June 2024 with rates starting  from £505 per night for two people on a B&B basis.

To book please visit:
doylecollection.com/hotels/the-kensington-hotel/packages/naomi-exhibition-experience

The Art of Afternoon Tea at The Kensington is available every day from 12pm-4.30pm and can be booked at townhousekensington.com

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