Visiting The Mosaic Rooms and want some ideas for places to visit nearby?
Here are our cultural recommendations for our neighbourhood:
Art and Design on High Street Kensington
London’s Design Museum is ten minutes walk, with a changing programme of exhibitions housed in the iconic building of the former Commonwealth Institute.
Holland Park, is also nearby. Enter from High Street Kensington and walk up the park to visit the walled garden, the spectacular Kyoto garden and stop at the park cafe.
From here you can visit nearby Leighton House Museum, the former residence of the Victorian painter Frederic, Lord Leighton, with a sumptuous colonialist interior, including the tiled Arab Hall. Check the website for current opening hours.
At the other end of High Street Kensington is Japan House London, the cultural space celebrating contemporary Japanese culture with free exhibitions of art and design.
Pop History and a Victorian Cemetery on Brompton Road
South of the gallery is Earl’s Court, which leads to Brompton Road. Brompton Cemetery is a beautiful green space to relax, and to discover some London history. Those memorialised include suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst and epidemiologist John Snow.
Also on Brompton Road is the Troubadour, one of London’s historic music venues, a bar whose past performers include Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix. Now open for drinks and food.
Let us know if you have any local culture recommendations you would like to share.
Images (from top)
The Mosaic Rooms entrance. Photograph by Andy Stagg.
Kyoto Gardens, Holland Park, Royal London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, W12 by Ewan-M is licensed with CC BY-SA 2.0.
The Arab Hall. Copyright Leighton House Museum, RBKC. Courtesy Will Pryce.