Kensington Guide

Your All In London guide to Kensington

Situated within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Kensington is a western region of London that is less than three miles away from the centre of the city.

Industrial Revolution, the 80s economic boom and the recent gentrification that seems to be homogenising so many of London’s neighbourhoods. It is and always has been a wealthy area, no doubt to the delights of its inhabitants. Kensington Church Street is filled with quaint antique shops, book shops and cafes, while Kensington High Street is rather more mainstream with high street clothing retailers and a giant version of uber-organic purveyors Whole Foods; perhaps that goes some way towards explaining why the residents of Kensington have the UK’s highest life expectancy.

As well as being an attractive location to visit in its own right, Kensington is also a neighbour of other popular areas such as Earls Court, Shepherd’s Bush and Hammersmith. South Kensington is also well known for its many museums which attract a high volume of tourists, every year.

Which borough is Kensington in?
Kensington is in the borough of Kensington and Chelsea

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Featured Event

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

Location: Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London
The following events are coming up soon and are all listed at locations within 1 mile from central Kensington.

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Literature Event: My House in Damascus
The Mosaic Rooms, 226 Cromwell Road
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Ideal Home Show
Olympia, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London
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Ideal Home Show
Ideal Home Show, Olympia, London
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Dior and I
Institut français du Royaume-Uni, 17 Queensberry Place, London
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Mommy
Institut français du Royaume-Uni, 17 Queensberry Place
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Mommy
Institut français du Royaume-Uni, 17 Queensberry Place, London
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Queens Arms
8/10
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Chatime
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