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Famous sports venues in West Kensington

Home to Olympia and Queen's Club, this affluent area of west London between Hammersmith, Fulham and Shepherd's Bush is known for its Victorian sports venues that sit alongside large mansion flats.

Olympia is famous for its horse show, but is also used for everything from trade fairs to Christmas festivals.

Queen's Club hosts the pre-Wimbledon tennis tournament every year where some of the favourites for the grass court championship hone their skills.

Watch a play at Barons Court Theatre

If you don't want to pay West End prices to see a show, check out this tiny theatre in the basement of The Curtains Up pub, a local institution. It stages plays and afternoon magic shows. You might even catch the next Benedict Cumberbatch here as it often features students from the Nearby Lamda drama school.

Grab a bite to eat before the show in the pub upstairs - choose from lamb rump with black pudding potato, pan-fried plaice or Cumberland sausage and mash.

Enjoy free museums

The Natural History Museum is a short Tube ride from West Kensington. Walk beneath Hope, the giant skeleton of a blue whale that replaced Dippy the dinosaur in July 2017. Suspended from the ceiling, it takes centre stage in the Hintze Hall.

The Nearby Science Museum has lots of hands-on exhibits. See how maths has shaped our world, and discover how wireless technology saved lives on the Titanic. Both museums have free entry.

Looking for a cheap hotel Near West Kensington? Travelodge London Fulham Hotel is a 10-minute walk away. Slightly further afield, across the river, is Travelodge London Battersea Hotel.