Kensington is located within the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, north of the River Thames and approximately 3 miles to the west of the city. This fashionable district is particularly popular with wealthy professionals and families, thanks largely to its central location and close proximity to the City Centre.
Rich in both history and culture, Kensington has evolved from a quiet country village, to a Royal residence, eventually transforming into one of the most attractive and affluent places to live and work in the capital today. The borough comprises of Brompton, Chelsea, Earl’s Court, Holland Park, Kensington, North Kensington, Notting Hill, South Kensington and West Brompton, all of which have mix of grandeur and charm.
From mansions blocks to townhouses, Kensington comprises of the most desirable homes. The contemporary developments of Academy Gardens, Thornwood Gardens and Observatory Gardens are hugely sought-after by professional couples, whilst the grand mansions of Holland Park and Kensington Palace Gardens and the townhouses off Kensington High Street are among the most sought-after family residencies in London.
Kensington’s superb schools make the area a huge draw for families. The educational facilities include a good mix of private and state funded schools that cater for both domestic and international communities. The Higher educational institutions offer access to award winning tutors with strong links and partnerships with many world-class organisations.
South Kensington provides us with the ultimate cultural experience, playing host to the world’s finest museums and institutions. The Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum and Royal Albert Hall are all within walking distance of each other. The abundance of architecturally important historic buildings are all complemented by some of the most beautiful green and open spaces, Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park and Holland Park, along with the many garden squares.
Kensington’s grandeur gives way to the charm of its exclusive shopping parades, all of which have an eclectic mix of designer boutiques, high-street chains, antique and artisan shops. Running through its heart is Kensington High Street, easily one of the most popular shopping streets in London. The experience is complemented by a diverse cross-section of fashionable restaurants, cafes and pubs, from the sophisticated Ledbury, Granger’s and The Abingdon to the renowned Churchill and Windsor Castle public houses.
Excellent transport links make Kensington easily accessible to all London boroughs. High Street Kensington, Gloucester Road and South Kensington tube stations are all served by the Central and District Lines, while the Piccadilly Line operates from the latter two stations. All three stations are in Zone 1.