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BEST WESTERN Seraphine Olympia

225 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London, W8 6SA

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3 stars Hotel inspected by AA but not currently a member.

Hotel Amenities


  • Free Internet
  • Bars
  • Lift
  • 24hr service
  • Hotel And Bedrooms All Completely Non Smoking

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08445 76 76 76
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Attractions
near the BEST WESTERN Seraphine Olympia, London


Kensington Dollshouse Festival

Apparently all good things come in small packages at the yearly Kensington Dollshouse Festival in Kensington Town Hall. Browse and buy quality dollshouses and their tiny contents, from rocking horses with accurate saddlery to French café tables and wrought-iron lamps.

Available : May 2013 (annual)

Hugglets Teddy Bear Festival

Find antique and modern bears for sale, teddy bear books, clothes and best-dressed bear competitions in Kensington Town Hall at the biannual Hugglets Teddy Bear Festival. Teddies is the September event and the Winter BearFest takes place in February.

Available : Feb 2013 (various dates)

Opera Holland Park

An annual summer fixture since 1989, Opera Holland Park performs fully staged opera under Holland Park Theatre's spectacular canopy. The all-new productions in 2011 comprise Don Pasquale, L'amico Fritz, Le nozze di Figaro, La rondine, Rigoletto and La Wally.

Available : Jun - Aug 2013 (annual)

Cobella Spa

A New York staple, and loved by Hilary Clinton, Cobella now offers Londoners a salon and day spa that is affordable and easy to get to, and copes with every inch of the (male and female) body.

Available : Daily

Diana's Dresses

Kensington Palace offers a permanent display of dresses worn by Diana, Princess of Wales. The collection of 14 evening dresses has been established within the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection following a series of temporary exhibitions.

Available : Daily

Windsor Castle Pub

All curious nooks and crannies, the charming 19th-century Windsor Castle pub in Notting Hill scores top points for olde-worlde character, with its polished wood panelling, red brick and low ceilings. It's the perfect spot for a quiet drink by the fire in winter, or with friends in the leafy beer garden in summer.

Available : Daily

Bombay Brasserie

The Bombay Brasserie in Knightsbridge is one of London's best-loved Indian restaurants. Diners can try all manner of dishes from Goa, Bengal, Gujarat and North and South India, together with Portuguese and Raj traditions.

Available : Daily

The Life Centre

Tucked behind one of London's more famous restaurants, Kensington Place, Notting Hill's Life Centre gets on with the more serious business of yoga, yoga and yoga, (with plenty of pampering to make you feel extra good).

Available : Daily

Kensington Place

Kensington Place was the first modern brasserie to open in London back in the 1980s. Nowadays the Notting Hill establishment is led by head chef Henry Vigar and offers French-inspired set menus for lunch and dinner. Next door is The Fish Shop, where you can buy some of the restaurant's well-known seafood dishes ready prepared.

Available : Daily

Mind Body & Soul Exhibition

Join holistic friends at Kensington Olympia for the Mind Body & Soul Exhibition - a gathering of all things alternative, organic and spritually awakening. Listen to talks, engage in workshops and buy or sample numerous products.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

Erotica

Each year thousands of adults of all ages and sexual persuasions visit the Olympia Exhibition Centre's Erotica event in search of products to enhance their lifestyle. Exhibitors sell everything from clubwear, leatherwear and rubber to fetish, beachwear and lingerie.

Available : Nov 2013 (annual)

The London International Horse Show

Amazing horsemanship, breathtaking jumping and beautiful horses are all on display during The London International Horse Show at Olympia. This event is something of an institution, with thrilling competitions including the Olympia Grand Prix, the Puissance and the prestigious World Cup Qualifier.

Available : Dec 2013 (annual)

London International Fine Art Fair

Browse paintings including Old Masters, ancient Chinese ceramics, Art Deco jewellery and other sought-after treasures exhibited by British and international galleries at the annual London International Fine Art Fair. Buyers, curators and fine art aficionados fill the Olympia Exhibition Centre.

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)

The Yoga Show

Olympia's National Hall hosts The Yoga Show, featuring workshops, demonstrations, meditation areas and hundreds of stands dedicated to all things yogic. The thousands of visitors range from beginners to professional teachers.

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)

UK Rumfest

Rum is a drink that evokes balmy tropical evenings under the shade of palm trees, a slice of which will be served up at Olympia. Sip tiki-themed cocktails mixed by the world's best barmen and enjoy live music in the heart of Kensington.

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)

Ideal Home Show

Pick up a present for your home at Earls Court Exhibition Centre's Ideal Home Show. From billiard tables and antique mirrors to solar-powered garden lights, this is the place to go for innovative and inspirational home accessories.

Available : Mar - Apr 2013 (annual)

100% Design

100% Design is the UK's definitive contemporary interiors show, bringing the latest in cutting-edge talent to the Earls Court Exhibition Centre. Over 400 international exhibitors display their latest work to more than 35,000 visitors.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

Graduate Fashion Week

Stella McCartney, Antonio Beradi and Sheila Maloney all launched their careers at London's Graduate Fashion Week, Britain's springboard for major new designers, held at Earls Court 2. Competition is fierce as students battle to impress buyers, headhunters and the press.

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)

Mind Body Spirit Festival

Open your mind and release your body at the annual Mind Body Spirit Festival at Earl's Court. A huge range of 'alternative' goods, concepts, companies and individuals persuade you to embrace a spiritual future and a healthy lifestyle.

Available : May - Jun 2013 (annual)

The Great British Beer Festival

The Great British Beer Festival returns to Earls Court. Anyone attending this event will no doubt find themselves encountering scores of Hooray Henrys and the odd White Bishop. Don't be surprised if your fate is sealed by the Umpire's Finger.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

London Book Fair

The London Book Fair brings together thousands of publishers, literary agents and bookworms from across the world at London's Earls Court Exhibition Centre. Seminars, parties and celebrity authors are all part of the programme.

Available : Apr 2013 (annual)

The Troubadour

The Troubadour in Earls Court is not just any old caff. The club downstairs saw Jimi Hendrix, Paul Simon and Bob Dylan making a name for themselves and this bohemian hang-out continues to showcase emerging musical talent.

Available : Daily

Yo Yo

Get your best groove on for the weekly Yo Yo night at the Notting Hill Arts Club. Resident hip-hop and old school boogie masters Seb Chew and Leo Greenslade spin their stuff every Thursday. You'd be mad to miss it.

Available : Thu only

Cambio de Tercio

Cambio de Tercio wears the Spanish crown in South Kensington for its honest, traditional cuisine. Colourful paintings of bullfights dot the walls and hordes from Hispanic London, alongside curious Brits, are attracted by the reasonable prices. Try the typical Burgos-style suckling pig as a main course.

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Science Museum

London's awe-inspiring Science Museum uses hands-on displays, gizmos, gadgets and virtual rides on a state-of-the-art trip into past and future. Take virtual photographs, whisper using parabolic reflectors, discover how a satellite works and set a combine harvester in motion.

Available : Daily

20/21 International Art Fair

The International Art Fair held at the Royal College of Art showcases a wide selection of modern and contemporary art from across the globe, alongside Modern British and contemporary work. Artists include Matisse, Miró, Picasso, Henry Moore and David Hockney.

Available : Feb 2013 (annual)

20/21 British Art Fair

From Bacon and Freud to Emin and Grayson Perry, the annual 20/21 British Art Fair at the Royal College of Art offers some 60 of the UK's leading dealers and first-time buyers an excellent selection of 20th- and 21st-century art.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

International Ballroom Dancing Championships

Amateur and professional dancers dramatically splay their legs, strut and swirl in streamline suits and sexy sequinned dresses at the annual International Ballroom Dancing Championships. After preliminary rounds at Brentwood International Centre, the best dance talent compete at the Royal Albert Hall.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

National Brass Band Championships

With polished cornets and buffed brass bells, scores of British brass players descend on London's Royal Albert Hall to compete in the National Brass Band Championship finals. Tense but enthralling, it's an absolute must on the brass band calendar.

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)

BBC Henry Wood Proms

Founded in 1895 by Sir Henry Wood, the Proms concerts at the Royal Albert Hall take over London's classical musical calendar every summer and, with some justification, can claim to be the greatest classical music festival in the world.

Available : Jul - Sep 2013 (various dates)

Classical Spectacular

Incredible lights, lasers and special effects make the Classical Spectacular at the Royal Albert Hall a unique experience. Over 250 performers ensure the hall resounds to the world's best classical music, with brand new pieces as well as time-honoured favourites.

Available : Mar 2013 (annual)

Good Friday Messiah

The Royal Choral Society presents its annual Good Friday performance of Handel's masterpiece, Messiah, at the Royal Albert Hall. The Easter tradition is performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and has been going yearly since 1878.

Available : Apr 2013 (annual)

Festival of Remembrance

The Royal Albert Hall's annual Festival of Remembrance and two-minute silence organised by the Royal British Legion honours those who gave their lives in the service of their country. Thousands of poppy petals fall from the ceiling at the end.

Available : Nov 2013 (annual)

Statoil Masters Tennis

Top male tennis stars compete in the Statoil Masters Tennis event at the Royal Albert Hall, the premier tournament - and last in the year - on the Seniors tour. Expect big names competing in three round robin groups of four.

Available : Dec 2013 (annual)

The Night of 1000 Voices

The Night of 1000 Voices has thrilled capacity audiences at The Royal Albert Hall since 1999. Introduced to mark the centenary for The National Opera, it now celebrates musical theatre while simultaneously raising money for worthy causes.

Available : May 2013 (annual)

The Darwin Centre

The Darwin Centre is The Natural History Museum's most significant development to date. The centre allows visitors access to a working scientific building where they can see zoological specimens on display (some 22 million zoology specimens are in store).

Available : Daily

The College of Psychic Studies

The College of Psychic Studies has ceaselessly devoted itself to esoteric thought for over a century and is the place to head if you fancy challenging your, or other, beliefs. Visit for one of their lectures or workshops and you could be looking at the world in a very different way.

Available : Daily

London Spanish Film Festival

Cine Lumiere in South Kensington hosts the popular London Spanish Film Festival again this autumn. The event gives world cinema film buffs the chance to watch the best new Spanish movies and meet the directors and actors.

Available : Sep - Oct 2013 (annual)

Natural History Museum

South Kensington's iconic Natural History Museum is home to millions of specimens, from huge dinosaur skeletons to tiny precious gems. Learn about volcanoes and earthquakes in the interactive Power Within gallery and watch scientists at work in the Darwin Centre.

Available : Daily

Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year is owned by London's Natural History Museum and BBC Wildlife Magazine. The museum displays the work of the winners and runners-up of this annual competition devoted to the world's finest photography of wildlife.

Available : Oct 2012 - Mar 2013 (annual)


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BEST WESTERN Seraphine Olympia
225 Kensington High Street
Kensington
London
W8 6SA

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