Our area guide to Kensington gives you a quick overview of the neighbourhood from its properties, public parks, local schools, council tax, public transport links to shopping and going out.
Postcodes covered by this area guide include SW7, SW5, W8, W11, W14)
PROPERTY TYPES & ARCHITECTURE
Kensington differs from other districts with its varied mixture of mansion blocks which boast of their large flats and tall Victorian terraces while providing grand family homes which can be found off Kensington High Street. In addition, there are houses around Holland Park, many of which have been converted into flats whilst Camden Hill Square offers attractive Victorian terraces.
SHOPPING & ENTERTAINMENT
Kensington High Street and Kensington Church Street are both very popular shopping destinations which range in the types of products and services on offer. Notting Hill Gate similarly offer a number of individual boutiques where any self-confessed shopaholic will be spoilt for choice.
PARKS & COMMONS
Kensington is within close proximity to either Holland Park or Kensington Gardens drives prices skyward. Holland Park is well maintained, while there is also Kensington Palace Gardens and Hyde Park moments away.
WHO LIVES HERE?
This is one of the most expensive boroughs within London, therefore it is expected to be home to the extremely wealthy.