The Global Woman Summit 2022 was held at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel in the central London district of Kensington, between the 10th and 12th June 2022. It was a unique event, with a line-up of outstanding speakers blazing a trail in the pursuit of transformation, empowerment and leadership development.

If you are in Kensington, why not step out and explore what this part of the capital has to offer? Here are a few places within a 30-minute walking distance from the Millennium Gloucester Hotel :

  • Natural History Museum (9 min)

An exhibition of nature’s wonders from various points in history. The museum currently houses over 80 million specimens from life and earth sciences. Oh, and did I mention that some historical items were collected by Charles Darwin himself.

  • Science Museum (12 min)

The most visited science and technology museum in all of Europe, it holds a record of scientific, medical and technological advancements made worldwide. Check out their world-class collections and award-winning exhibitions.

  • Victoria and Albert Museum (13 min)

With a permanent collection of over 2.27 million items, the V&A Museum is the world’s largest museum of applied arts and design. It currently houses creative pieces collected across the span of 5,000 years, such pieces include fashion, sculptures, textiles, paintings, furniture and so much more. This museum is great for creatives and art lovers.  There is a current exhibition on menswear, exploring the surprising influences and artistry behind masculine attire. Definitely well worth a look!

  • Kensington Palace (18 min)

A royal residence set in Kensington Gardens – currently the official residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Areas of Kensington Palace are open to the public, making it a popular visitor destination.

  • Hyde Park (22 min)

Located in the heart of the city, Hyde Park is one of the largest Royal Parks in London. Hyde Park is home to the infamous Diana Memorial Fountain, built as tribute to the late Princess of Wales, a welcome oasis of peace away from the sound of the crowd.

  • Kyoto Garden (29 min)

Located in Holland Park, Kyoto Garden showcases exquisite Japanese flowers and plants, as well as architectural structures. The garden first opened in 1991, as a gift from Kyoto to symbolise Japan’s friendship with Great Britain. 

 Other events taking place in London, June 2022:

  • Hooves and Horses (11 June): To honour the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee (which took place 2-5 June), Buckingham Palace is hosting an event at their stables, the Royal Mews. The free event will provide lots of activities for children to enjoy, such as arts and crafts, costumes and family tours.
  • Open Garden Squares Weekend (11-12 June): Private gardens and hidden green spaces, that are usually restricted, are being opened to the public for one weekend only. Open spaces include formal garden squares but also rooftop terraces, wild patches and community allotments. Many gardens will be hosting special events, such as live music, tours, talks and activities for children.
  • British Flowers Week (9-13 June): New Covent Garden and The Garden Museum celebrate the talent behind floral designs, using British-grown flowers. The floral exhibition will showcase the work of five top florists, with aromatic scents and vibrant colours filling the museum. 
  • Taste of London (15-19 June): Food lovers from all over will want to attend this food festival based in Regent’s Park. London’s best restaurants will all be gathered in one place to feed the hungry masses. Top chefs will also be doing masterclasses and holding tasting sessions. You do not want to miss out on this!
  • Marylebone Summer Festival (18-19 June): A lively festival with family-friendly activities, food stalls, live music, an open-air cinema and so much more! With activities for everyone to enjoy, you are bound to have a great time.
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