Kensington offers some of the most desirable London properties in all brackets. Whether you’re looking a house or a flat, this West London area can cater to any properties needs. The detached mansions around Holland Park and the townhouses dotted around Kensington High Street are among the most sought-after family homes in London. This area is also home to the tallest church spire in London. Atop St Mary’s Abbotts Church, the spire is 278 feet and is a notable architectural feature of Kensington. Holland Park is a hub of activity, from runners to dog walkers to littles exploring the place, there is always something going on. The Japanese Kyoto gardens are a sanctuary
The architecture of this area is fabulous. Streets such as Campbell Hill Gardens, Phillimore Gardens, Stafford Terrace and Abingdon Road are examples of large, white terraced houses with a few modern developed houses adding colour to the mix. More traditional homes, ranging from houses built during William and Mary’s reign to Victorian architecture, can be found between Holland Park and Kensington Palace Gardens.
Its high street is famous for flagship retailers stores like the 1960’s brand Biba, as well as the well-loved Wholefoods superstore. Kensington High Street houses popular brands like H&M, Zara and Gap. It is also home to more unique shops like The Japan House, providing Sushi on the top floor with a fantastic view of the busy street and books and culinary sets on the ground floor.
There are plenty of fantastic eateries in Kensington, appealing to all tastes and price brackets. More exclusive restaurants include Kitchen W8 or stop by The Kensington Roof Gardens for a drink. The exclusive bar is set 100ft above ground level and hosts three different gardens to choose from: the bar, a private members club and the Babylon Restaurant. The Abingdon is the perfect place for Sunday lunch or after work drinks, while the Ivy Kensington is a date-night special. For the burger lovers amongst you, there are many options to choose from, Five Guys, McDonald’s and Byron to name a few.
Kensington High Street is a well-connected tube station, running District and Circle line services to Earl’s Court and Victoria. It also provides an abundance of bus services into central London and south-west London.
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