HOW TO GET FROM: Finsbury Square to Kensington

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Finsbury Square

Finsbury Square is a fantastic location for visitors to London, keeping you connected to many of the top destinations in the city. In this blog, we’ll take a look at key locations throughout the UK capital, offering a few tips to help you get there...

Kensington

Noted as one of the top shopping destinations in the city, Kensington is also notorious for its upmarket houses and museums. From here, you can easily access key venues such as The Natural History Museum and the V&A, which is itself home to a wealth of design finds from clothing to pottery.

Harrods is perhaps the most famous store in Kensington, a sprawling luxury department store which matches the look and feel of the area. The Science Museum is hugely popular with children, helping to introduce them to the world around them.

How do I get to Kensington?

From Finsbury Square, there are plenty of great ways to reach Kensington and all it has to offer! The fastest way is to travel by taxi, which will take around 13-15 minutes depending on traffic. However, this is also the most expensive way to travel the distance.

Alternatively, budget-conscious travellers can opt for the Line 205 bus, which takes approximately 52 minutes to reach Kensington. It takes the longest of any of our routes, but you’ll be able to see the sights while staying at the Montcalm London.

If you want to get there quickly, then we recommend taking a trip on the London Underground were using the Circle line to Moorgate station and the Hammersmith and City line for the rest of your journey, you can reach Kensington within 24 minutes.

Bayswater

Close to some of London’s top attractions, Bayswater has a well-earned reputation as a must-visit destination in the city.

Perhaps the best-known destination in this district is Hyde Park, amongst the foremost Royal Parks in London. Here you can enjoy a variety of different activities and attractions including everything from boating to rollerblading. Bayswater Road also provides ample opportunities to experience local open-air exhibitions, organised by Bayswater Road Artists.

We also recommend a trip to the shisha bars in neighbouring Edgware Road – all ideal activities to enjoy before heading to the Montcalm club lounge.

How do I get to Bayswater?

There are also ways of getting to Bayswater quickly and without too much expense. For those who feel inclined to walk, it’ll take around 1hr to reach your destination from Finsbury Square.

You can also get a taxi, which will take you between 10-15 minutes. In addition, you can get to Bayswater on the London Underground by travelling on the Central line. This trip will take 40  minutes to complete.

Bloomsbury

The green and leafy surroundings of Bloomsbury help to make it one of the most beautiful places in London. Rich with literary tradition, Bloomsbury became synonymous with local writing talent during the late-1800s and early 1900s, and continues to have a certain connection with the written word, to this day.

You’ll never be short of things to do, see and experience while visiting Bloomsbury. Amongst the most popular sights is The British Museum, which is home to millio0ns of items from around the world, including the Rosetta Stone, Bloomsbury is also home to a number of stunning squares, which were once beloved by local bohemians. There are many to enjoy here, each with their own distinctive character and atmosphere.

Gordon Square and Tavistock Square are both adjacent to one another, and home to statues of everyone from literary heroine Virginia Woolf to Gandhi.

Perhaps the most famous of all Bloomsbury squares however is Russell Square, which is known for its fountain, plentiful trees and relaxed atmosphere. For both lazy summer days and winter walks, Bloomsbury is a particularly pleasant place to spend some time before heading to restaurants near Finsbury Square.

How do I get to Bloomsbury?

It is possible to get to Bloomsbury from Finsbury Square, with a trip on the London Underground on the Northern line taking around 10 minutes. In addition, a journey on the Line 214 bus will take only 19 minutes, representing a viable alternative for anyone who doesn’t want to travel on the Tube.

A taxi is also a speedy way of reaching your destination, taking only 6 minutes. While enjoying London hotels special offers, we recommend you take a short journey to this delightful area of the city.

Victoria

London Victoria is one of the best areas in the city for all kinds of adventures, and represents the major ‘gateway’ to the UK capital for many visitors.

Strongly connected to transport thanks to London Victoria station, you’ll also find yourself close to the Thames and many of the best sights in the city. From here, you can easily reach the likes of Sloane Square (and its fantastic shopping) as well as getting close to London’s Royal palaces and other historic landmarks such as Westminster Cathedral, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben.

This is a district which combines heritage with new shopping experiences and fantastically popular tourist destinations. St James’s Park is nearby, and so is Green Park. In addition, this part of London gives you access to the Mall, which itself provides a journey all the way to Buckingham Palace. Victoria is a fantastic area to spend a few hours exploring before heading to your Finsbury Square hotel rooftop for a few drinks.

How do I get to Victoria?

Just as many other fantastic locations in Central London, it’s easy to get to Victoria from Finsbury Square. Walking will take over an hour, so we only recommend this approach for fans of the scenic route! Alternatively, the Line 11 bus takes 55 minutes and will provide an equally leisurely journey through the city.

The London Underground takes 28 minutes to reach Victoria from Finsbury Square, travelling on the Circle line. Taxis or an Uber will take around 10 minutes, but are also the most costly option.

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