Good To Know Guide: Kensington
At Douglas & Gordon our Kensington Estate Agents understand the charm and hidden opportunities of the local areas they operate in. The sales and letting agents in Kensington work closely with our offices across central, west and south-west London to always ensure they achieve the best possible result.
Kensington is an exclusive central London neighbourhood with an excellent selection of Victorian and Georgian terraced houses. Bordering trendy Notting Hill and Bayswater, Kensington is a popular choice for both Londoners and international buyers and tenants. Carry on reading to see what our Kensington estate agents love about the local area.
Your future neighbours. Kensington Palace Gardens (famously known as “Billionaire’s Row”) is perhaps the world’s most exclusive address. However, modern Kensington attracts an increasingly diverse range of buyers and tenants. Families in Kensington enjoy picturesque local parks and reputable schools. While young couples appreciate the vibrant nightlife and central London location. Many European families choose prestigious neighbourhoods like The Phillimores or Kensington Court Gardens.
World-class shopping. The sophisticated Kensington High Street is famed for its selection of upmarket retail outlets. Here you can find the flagship Whole Foods emporium, with 3 floors of gourmet food shopping and cafes. On Sunday, local artists exhibit artwork for sale on Bayswater Road and a short walk away is Whiteleys on Queensway, London’s first department store.
Eating and drinking. Take a stroll up Kensington Church Street towards Notting Hill Gate to discover some of London’s best antique shops, spas, cafes and pubs. Here you’ll find two of our favourite local haunts: Kensington Wine Rooms and the modern British brasserie Kensington Place. For a more up-market dining experience, you can visit Michelin starred institution Clarke’s on Kensington Church Street, or the Ivy Kensington Brasserie (the latest outpost of the famous West End restaurant).
South Kensington culture: South Kensington is known for its many cultural hotspots, which include the Serpentine Gallery, the Royal Albert Hall and several major national museums. There are two popular arthouse cinemas located nearby at Notting Hill Gate - including the The Gate and the Electric Cinema.
The great outdoors. Hyde Park, Holland Park and Kensington Gardens are all nearby offering over 300 acres of green space for local residents to enjoy. Royal Kensington Gardens was once the private gardens of Kensington Palace and is famous for its Grade II listed Italian Gardens, an elaborate ornamental water garden near Lancaster Gate.
For more insights and up-to-date information on the property market in W2, W11, W8 and W14, be sure to contact our Kensington Estate Agents and Lettings Agents on Kensington Church Street.
Fox Primary School
Pembridge Hall School
Kensington Prep School
Hawksdown House School
St Mary Abbots School
Holland Park School
High Street Kensington Underground - District & Circle Line
Notting Hill Gate Underground - District & Circle Line / Central Line
London Paddington Station - Bakerloo Line / Hammersmith & City Line / District & Circle Line and National Rail
Queensway Underground Station - Central Line
Holland Park Underground - Central Line
Lancaster Gate - Central Line
Bayswater Underground - Circle and District Line