Kensington Guide

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Kensington Neighbours and Area Guide

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Neighbouring regions...
Kensington is in the borough of Kensington and Chelsea, click the links to see other regions.
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.

Nightlife, Bars & Clubs

Bars & Clubs in Kensington
Listings with reviews and more.

Restaurants

Restaurants in Kensington
Reviews, recommendations and more.

What's On in the area

Mar
5
Sat
Botticelli Reimagined

Location: Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London
May
5
Thu
Concert: Yazz Ahmed Quartet performs Alhaan Al Siduri
The Mosaic Rooms, 226 Cromwell Road, London
May
5
Thu
Late Night Jazz - Mississippi Swamp Dogs
Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore , London

Jan
22
Fri
Otherworlds
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London
Mar
11
Fri
Sea Change – Chapter 1: Character 1, In the Rough
The Mosaic Rooms, 226 Cromwell Road

Apr
11
Mon
Anarchy In The UK: #Punklondon
Richard Young Gallery, 4 Holland Street, London
Mar
5
Sat
Botticelli Reimagined
Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London

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Our local trusted reviews...

[Nightlife]
Queens Arms
8/10
[Restaurant]
Bistro One Ninety
7/10
[Shopping & Retail]
Down To Earth
8/10
[Restaurant]
Launceston Place
8/10

Experiences in the area...


The best places near here...

Clarke's
Best for...
  • Our favourite ethical restaurants
  • Farm to table eating

Launceston Place
Best for...
  • The best chef's tables in London
  • Most tech-savvy restaurants


Stick & Bowl
Best for...
  • Best restaurants for noodle-lovers

Min Jiang
Best for...
  • Take in London's best views as you eat



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Local Shops

Clothes & Fashion [76 businesses listed]


Food & Drink [94 businesses listed]


Health & Beauty [134 businesses listed]


Home & Garden [88 businesses listed]


Shops & Amenities [268 businesses listed]


Taxis & Transport [13 businesses listed]


Shopping Streets

Kensington Place [1 shop]
Kensington Square [2 shops]
Knaresborough Place [1 shop]
Lancer Square [4 shops]
Launceston Place [2 shops]
Lexham Gardens [2 shops]
Lexham Mews [2 shops]
Marloes Road [3 shops]
Michael Road [1 shop]
Northend Road [1 shop]
Notting Hill Gate [1 shop]
Old Court Place [3 shops]
Palace Gardens Mews [1 shop]
Palace Gardens Terrace [1 shop]
Palace Gate [4 shops]
Palace Green [3 shops]
Pembroke Road [11 shops]
Phillimore Gardens [1 shop]
Phillimore Walk [3 shops]
Radley Mews [3 shops]
Russell Rd [1 shop]
Scarsdale Place [2 shops]
Sloane Avenue [1 shop]
St. Albans Grove [2 shops]
Stratford Road [18 shops]
Thackeray Street [16 shops]
Tor Gardens [1 shop]
Upper Phillimore Gardens [1 shop]
Uxbridge Street [1 shop]
Vicarage Gate [3 shops]
Victoria Grove [10 shops]
Victoria Road [1 shop]
Wrights Lane [8 shops]
Young Street [4 shops]



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