Kensington and Chelsea

Your All In London guide to Kensington and Chelsea

Kensington & Chelsea lies to the west of the City Centre and recently became the first area nationally where the average household income has topped £100,000 according to research undertaken by Barclays. It is known for its up-market shopping along the Kings Road and Kensington High Street as well as its beautiful Parklands. Don't be fooled though, even the well-healed crowd here fall into the gutters like the best of us on leaving one of the many local nightclubs.

The borough has a high proportion of working aged adults (the largest proportion in the country in the financial sector and the lowest number in the retail sector) and professionally qualified residents but a smaller proportion of both children and older adults. Despite often overt affluence in some neighbourhoods, this doesn't cover the whole borough; areas in the north Kensington such as Golborne, St Charles, Notting Barns and Colville for example are within the most deprived in the country. Overall this paints a picture of strong income inequality with the top earners being at such high levels of income that they skew the borough's overall statistics.

Regions in Kensington and Chelsea

Neighbouring Boroughs to Kensington and Chelsea