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 Londonís 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 UKís 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, Shepherdís 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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What's On

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Featured Event

Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

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.

Sep
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The Little Yellow Door: The Flatmates Cocktail Masterclass
The Little Yellow Door, 68 Notting Hill Gate
Jul
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Travel Photographer of the Year
Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London
Jul
17
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BBC Proms 2015
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London
Mar
27
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Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the Sea
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London
Apr
2
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Sensational Butterflies
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London
Jul
9
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The Little Yellow Door Goes Green And Creates Indoor Garden
The Little Yellow Door, 68 Notting Hill Gate Notting Hill London
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The Anglesea Arms
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Tombo
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Chai Wu
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Bunch Of Grapes
7/10
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Queens Arms
8/10

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