KENSINGTON WALK & LUNCH AT REFETTORIO FELIX
Friday 29 November and 20 December at 1pm
Kensington stands for elegance, grandeur and exclusivity. We discover those faces in the architecture of the mansions and palaces as well as in the stories of the illustrious people who lived here.
We also unveil less known facets of this part of London: care, generosity and community support.
The walk comes first. Why was Queen Victoria born in Kensington and how was the political theory of the philosopher John Stuart Mill influenced by his lovers? Strolling along impressive 19th century houses we answer those questions and bring to life the biographies of other famous local residents such as the painter Frederic Lord Leighton, the novelist William Thackeray, and fashion designer and Biba creator Barbara Hulanicki.
For lunch we sit down to taste one of the exquisite meals that a group of volunteering chefs create daily at Refettorio Felix. This is a community kitchen turning supermarket surplus ingredients into delicious multi-course lunches served to people in need.
While we relax and appreciate their food, we have a chat with those professionals who strongly believe that preparing a meal can be a gesture of love and give some of their time, skills and creativity to alleviate social exclusion and food waste.
Main features: 3-course lunch at Refettorio Felix and tour of Kensington.
Meeting point: 1pm at High Street Kensington underground station (in front of the main entrance).
Transport: High Street Kensington is regularly served by District and Circle Line underground trains.
Duration: 3 hours
Distance: 1 mile (1.6 kilometers)
Cost: £25 per adult and young adult (below 10-years old FREE) On-line pre-booking required.
The cost includes a £15 contribution towards the charity "Refettorio Felix at St Cuthbert’s" for the lunch; £10 for Public Liability Insurance and the guide’s fee.
To bring: comfortable shoes, drinking water and clothing adequate for the season.
After the walk you may: visit The Grade I listed Brompton Cemetery.
Before the walk you may: have a stroll in Kensington High Street or visit Hide Park.
The walk starts at 1pm sharp at High Street Kensington underground station and finishes at St Cuthbert’s (10 minutes walk from Earl's Court underground station served by District and Circle Line.
Cancellations must be made at least 15 days before departure.
Children and pets must be supervised at all times.
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A minimum number of participants to the Kensington walking tour and lunch at Refettorio Felix is required, please enquire at to reserve your place.