Kensington, London


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If areas of the UK were ever vying to be the one which “has it all” then surely Kensington would be up there challenging for the top prize? Amazing shopping, fabulous parks, world class tourist attractions..not to mention superb property choices – it is little wonder the name of this district serves as a byword for prosperity and luxury.

A homebuyer looking to move to Kensington is truly spoiled for choice: beautiful Georgian and Edwardian properties in magnificent streets, elegant serviced mansion flats, fabulous apartments in historic surroundings or multi-storeyed terraced homes with class and style…it’s an area that has it all.

No wonder royalty, business and culture seem to meet here in a melting pot of elegance, class and distinction. Whether resident or visitor you will feel stimulated by your surroundings and wanting to return when you leave.


What a property agent can purchase

£1m buys: A two-bedroom apartment or maisonette.

£3m buys: A three-bedroom apartment in a sought after location. Or a four-bedroom semi-detached house with a private garden.

£5m buys: A four or five-bedroom terraced house, in an excellent location.

£10m buys: A five-bedroom Grade II listed end terrace house. Or a three-bedroom apartment with a prestigious address. 


Best hotels in Kensington

The Royal Hotel ( stands proud and tall at the end of Kensington High Street as a beacon for high quality accommodation, superb restaurant options and is so handy for the main shopping streets. The Kensington Hotel ( is a hotel which prides itself on the old-fashioned standard of genteel service in luxurious surroundings. The K+K Hotel ( provides contemporary rooms in a hip location, featuring a bistro/bar & gardens, plus free continental breakfast.


Best restaurants in Kensington

The Ivy Kensington Brasserie ( offers a fabulous and memorable dining experience which one would expect from an eaterie carrying The Ivy brand. Maggie Jones’s ( offers a taste of rural dining in the heart of the city in a cosy, rustic atmosphere. Kitchen W8 ( fully deserves its Michelin star rating…the food is a heavenly mix of classics given a contemporary twist, all served in a relaxed, ‘home from home’ atmosphere.

Best schools in Kensington

Ashbourne Independent Sixth Form College ( has a justified reputation as one of the best of its ilk in London, offering as it does first class education for boys and girls ahead of their application to university. Collingham College ( is an independent school for boys and girls aged 14+ and prides itself on the small size of classes and its efforts to adapt the curriculum completely to students’ needs. Knightsbridge School ( offers a first class education for boys and girls aged 3 to 13 with the emphasis on a warm, community feel.


Buying Agent Fact

St Mary’s Abbots Church in Kensington has the tallest church spire in London, standing a glorious 278 feet tall.


How to get to Kensington from central London

Train: 10 mins Tube travel to West End of London

Car: 18 mins to central London



James Nightingall