Good To Know Guide: Gloucester Road
Our Gloucester Road sales and Gloucester Road letting agents love working in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, which is home to many of London’s most impressive properties and local residents. Here are a few things that our Gloucester Road estate agents love about this central London neighbourhood.
Kensington Palace: By far the area’s most prestigious address. In 1689, William & Mary transformed the existing Jacobean mansion into their royal residence with the help of Sir Christopher Wren. Today it is the home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and a popular destination for visitors who tour the grounds and relax at the elegant restaurant and cafe.
Your future neighbours: While Gloucester Road houses have housed many famous people, including Freddie Mercury and T.S. Elliot, the area also attracts a wide range of residents. Foreign and domestic investors are attracted to the area’s high-profile and central location. Families benefit from the pleasant outdoor spaces and good schools, and many parents of students attending Imperial College London also choose to purchase property in the area.
The great outdoors. There is no shortage of outdoor spaces around Gloucester Road, including the impressive Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park. Our highlights include the Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Palace and the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain. Just past Earl’s Court you’ll also find Brompton Cemetery, one of the Magnificent Seven cemeteries, where you can explore historic monuments and natural wildlife.
Eating and drinking. Gloucester Road has many secret gems, charming cafes and local markets to explore. The small, organic Bute Street Farmer’s Market on Saturdays is a must for fine food lovers. Local institution De Mario’s Pizza is known to have been a favourite of Princess Diana. And for drinks we recommend the Queen’s Arms Pub in Queen’s Gate Mews, and the Scarsdale Arms Pub.
London’s Museum Quarter. The Natural History Museum, The Science Museum and The Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) are hugely popular with tourists and local residents - with excellent exhibitions, talks, film screenings and even a festive Christmas ice-rink. The Royal Albert Hall is just around the corner, home of the famous BBC Proms.
For more insights and up-to-date information on the property market in SW5, SW7 and W8, be sure to contact our Gloucester Road Estate Agents and Lettings Agents.
Queen’s Gate School
St Philip’s School
Falkner House School
Glendower Prep School
Lycee Francais School
Ravenstone Prep School
Eaton House the Vale School
St Thomas’s School
Gloucester Road Underground - District & Circle Line / Piccadilly Line
South Kensington Underground - District & Circle Line / Piccadilly Line
High Street Kensington - District & Circle Line