Living in Kensington

A Chestertons area guide to Kensington

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Welcome to Kensington

Kensington stands firm as one of London’s most desirable and prestigious residential areas. 
Our two offices in Kensington deal with a wide range of properties, from stylish period conversions, apartments in desirable mansion blocks to large family houses.  Areas of particular note include the ultra exclusive Kensington Palace Gardens, often referred to as “Billionaires Row”, the Phillimore Estate, Duchess of Bedford Estate, and popular garden squares including Kensington Square, Edwardes Square  and Campden Hill Square.  

  • Entertainment & nightlife

    There’s no shortage of entertainment and stimulation in Kensington and its surrounds. The world famous Victoria and Albert museum, Science Museum and Natural History museum draw visitors from around the world. The elegant and regal Royal Albert Hall produces many concerts and ballet shows, both classical and contemporary.

    Best places for a drink in summer

    There’s a great range of drinking establishments in Kensington all of which have a lively atmosphere and benefit from great outdoor areas. Favorites include the Scarsdale Tavern on Edwardes Square, The Builders Arms on Kensington Court Place and the Windsor Castle on Campden Hill Road. For later in the evening there is the famous Kensington Roof Gardens, and ski chalet themed Bodos Schloss.  

  • Parks & recreation

    Kensington benefits from a variety of green open spaces. These include Kensington Gardens (home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge), Hyde Park and nearby Holland Park (famed for its summer opera). Each has a variety of recreational facilities, cafes and sports pitches.

  • Restaurants & shopping

    There’s a wide selection of restaurants, bars and high end shops and boutiques to choose from in Kensington. The area’s pleasantness and great variety of shops makes it a shopping destination in its own right.

    The best place for groceries

    Residents of Kensington are spoilt for choice in terms of food shopping. The Whole Foods store is the largest in the world, while there is an excellent Waitrose and Marks & Spencer food hall on the high street.  

    Best place for antiques

    Spread along the length of Kensington Church Street, and scattered down its pretty side streets, are over 60 Antiques Dealers offering fine art and antiques from the Tang dynasty to the art deco movement.

  • Schools

    Sought after schools that consistently achieve high results include St Barnabas & St Philip’s C of E Primary School, Fox Primary School, Holland Park School , St Mary Abbots C of E Primary School and Thomas’s London Day School, Kensington.
  • Transport & travel

    The area is well connected to Central London and Heathrow Airport with excellent transport links running through Kensington.  Underground stations include

    High Street Kensington – Circle and District 

    Kensington Olympia – Overground

    Gloucester Road - Circle, District and Piccadilly

    Holland Park – Central Line

    Earls Court – District and Piccadilly

    The A4 (Cromwell Road) is to the south of Kensington and provides easy access to Central London and Heathrow Airport.  The tube and bus services also provide excellent links to London’s main National Rail stations such as Paddington and Victoria, which also has a large coach station. 

Kensington stands firm as one of London’s most desirable and prestigious residential areas.

Daniel Taylor- Sales Director, Kensington
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How can we help?

If you are looking for a property in Kensington, please get in touch by calling or popping into one of our Kensington offices.

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For more information, contact the local property experts in our Kensington branch.

Chestertons Estate Agents

Daniel Taylor


020 3040 8653

Ellie White

Ellie White


020 3040 8397