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Kensington and Chelsea Area Guide

Our area guide to Kensington gives you a quick overview of the neighbourhood from its properties, public parks, local schools and public transport links to shopping and entertainment.

Kensington is one of the most affluent and desirable areas to live in with its mix of grandness and charm. The Royal Borough has been home to the monarchy since 1689, home to several members of the Royal Family. From the elegant stucco-fronted houses, quaint mews to the beautiful red-brick mansion blocks, the wide-range of architecture of the buildings in Kensington helps to make it such a popular place to live. Kensington offers the best in sophisticated shopping, restaurants and night clubs, well tended gardens, museums and transport, perfect for tourists wanting to be that little way out of the centre.

Parks
Kensington Palace is perhaps one of the most famous attractions in Kensington which leads to the Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, both perfect for a run, cycle, horse-ride or a simple stroll across its paths. In Hyde Park you will also find the world famous Serpentine Lake and Gallery, perfect for boating. Furthermore, Holland Park is another famous garden, well known for its Japanese Garden, peacocks, orangery and adventure playground.

Shopping and Entertainment
High Street Kensington is one of London’s central hubs for shopping, it is perfect place to avoid the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street and enjoy the variety of charming shops that the area has to offer. The area boasts a sophisticated ambience with great restaurants to discover and explore. In South Kensington, you will find that the vibrant area offers a variety of eateries and a collection of free museums to enjoy; these include The Victoria & Albert and the Natural History Museum. The area possesses great culture and style with a number of universities and museums based in the area, places include Imperial College of London and The Royal Albert Hall. West Kensington is in Zone 2 on London transport and is considered a residential area, mainly consisting of beautiful Victorian terraced builds. The area benefits from great transport links and is walking distance to Earls Court Exhibition Centre where a number of exciting events are held.

Local Information and Property Activity

Kensington and Chelsea Local Features

Shepherds Bush Market
The Natural History Museum
The Victoria and Albert Museum
The Science Museum
Hyde Park
Kensington Palace
Holland Park
Royal Albert Hall
Earls Court Exhibition Centre
Fulham Broadway
Westfield’s Shopping Centre Hammersmith
Hammersmith Apollo

Kensington and Chelsea Local Schools

Primary
Avonmore Primary School
Barbly Primary School
Bousfield Primary School
Oxford Gardens Primary School

Secondary
Burlington Danes Academy
Holland Park School
Kensington Aldridge Academy

Kensington and Chelsea Transport Links

Earls Court Underground Station
High Street Kensington Underground Station
Gloucester Road Underground Station
West Kensington Station
Barons Court Station
Kensington (Olympia) Station
South Kensington Underground Station
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