Through a flower-filled courtyard and past a pretty terrace, Rue de Belleville is both impressive and charming. With playful furnishings and a contemporary open-plan living area, this home invites for laidback evenings amongst great company. And the deep-orange sofa and leather recliner in the master bedroom are perfect to while away the quieter hours.
Kensington Gardens certainly has royal pedigree: once part of Hyde Park, it served as Henry VIII’s private hunting grounds. Nearly 200 years later, Queen Caroline (wife of George II) commissioned Kensington Gardens as a landscape garden for the adjoining Kensington Palace, including the creation of the Round Pond and the Serpentine.