A diplodocus skeleton fills the vast atrium at the entrance to the Natural History Museum, 500 metres away. Martian meteorites and giant diamonds are on display, while you can debate the burning issues at the Science Museum's Dana Centre nearby.
Victorian gentlemen and ladies shopped at Harrod's, and not much has changed at London's iconic department store, 20 minutes' walk away. Find cool clothes on the King's Road, the birthplace of 60s fashion, and sift through antiques at Portobello Market.
The Victoria and Albert Museum, 10 minutes' walk from Crowne Plaza London-Kensington, has splashed £32 million on a new Medieval and Renaissance gallery. The sumptuous collection brings to life the transition from the Dark Ages to the ornate Baroque era.
Don't Go Home Without
Strolling through Kensington Gardens, one of London's gorgeous Royal Parks. Picnic in the Italian ornamental gardens and take snaps of the bronze Peter Pan statue, which sits in a leafy glade and was commissioned by JM Barrie, the character's creator.
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