Kensington

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.

Going out in Kensington

What's On in Kensington


Parallax Art Fair 30th Edition in October 2021
Kensington Town Hall, Hornton St, Kensington, London

Starts: 23/10/2021
Ends: 24/10/2021

Royal Style in the Making
Kensington Palace, Kensington Gardens, London

Starts: 03/06/2021
Ends: 02/01/2022

DAAR (Sandi Hilal and Alessandro Petti)⎜Stateless Heritage
The Mosaic Rooms, 226 Cromwell Road, London

Starts: 13/10/2021
Ends: 31/01/2022

No Time To Die - London Film Premiere
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London

Starts: 28/09/2021
Ends: 28/09/2021

Ophelia in Exile
Vitrínka Gallery, Czech Centre London 30 Kensington Palace Gardens, London

Starts: 08/10/2021
Ends: 15/01/2022


TENDER IN LONDON: In Love with Contemporary Czech Photography
The Vitrínka Gallery, Czech Centre London, 30 Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8 4QY

Starts: 24/06/2021
Ends: 30/09/2021

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