Things to do in Kensington
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If you are a Beatles fan, you must have already heard of Kensington. Located in Merseyside county, it is known among diehard fans as the place where history began.
In 1958, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison did a recording at the local Percy Philips studio. From there, the Beatles went on to capture the imagination of the entire world and now, a plaque has been installed at the site to mark its connection to history.
No trip to Kensington can be complete without paying homage to the site, which fans treat as nothing less than holy. You can reach this city area by bus from Liverpool – the most convenient and efficient way to get in. As you move along, you will realize that the main streets and lanes have been named after the Beatles stars – a mark of Kensington paying tribute to the legendary band.
The place is famous for its pubs that have preserved the traditional look and style over the years, attracting a number of tourists eager to get a taste of the local culture. Cumberland Arms, Sir Walter Raleigh, Wetherspoon's Picturedrome are some of the popular destinations that both locals and visitors head to rather often.
Another location tourists head to is the Christ Church, built in 1870 has been decorated in a unique red-blue brick combination. This structure, now considered a Grade II listed building, is a testament to the history of the place and has been preserved in a great condition.
This small inner city area lies in the Liverpool borough and you can be there in a matter of minutes, enjoying the world class heritage of the area. Here, virtually every street is a treat to the eye and one can spend days just wandering the roads, taking in the sites.
Families would enjoy heading to the St James Cemetery and Park, a historic park recognized by the government. You could also head to the Walker Art Gallery and the numerous museums that Liverpool is famous for.
As you might have guessed by now, Kensington with its population barely above 12,000 prefers its quiet nights. If you want to enjoy the night life, the best idea is again to head to Liverpool. Some of the most famous names to have a great evening include Bumper, Korova, and Nation.
The foodies can also satisfy their palate at notable restaurants including The London Carriage Works (famous for its world cuisine), Sapporo Teppanyaki (Japanese food) and Chaophraya (Thai).
Your visit to Kensington can also be planned around the Liverpool Shakespeare Festival that takes place in the summer. While enjoying the literary adventure in the city, you will have a chance to spend some down time taking in the steady rhythm of the inner city area as well.
The noise free streets, which can be navigated on foot easily to reach anywhere you want, are always a marked change from the speed and hustle of most places. For those looking for a quiet, relaxing time away from the pressures of city life, this is the place to be!