Kensington Guide

Your All In London guide to Kensington

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

Oct
17
Thu
Late Night Jazz - Ishmael Ensemble
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London
Oct
1
Tue
Elise Ansel: yes I said Yes
Cadogan Contemporary, 87 Old Brompton Road, London

Aug
22
Thu
Anno's Journey: The World of Anno Mitsumasa
Japan House London, 101-111 Kensington High St, Kensington
Sep
30
Mon
Czech Innovation Expo
Vitrínka Gallery, Czech Centre London 30 Kensington Palace Gardens, London

Oct
4
Fri
Dead Quiet
Kensington Central Library, 12 Phillimore Walk, London
Jul
10
Wed
Top Secret: From Ciphers to Cyber Security
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, 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





Local Shops

Clothes & Fashion [83 businesses listed]


Food & Drink [101 businesses listed]


Health & Beauty [153 businesses listed]


Home & Garden [98 businesses listed]


Shops & Amenities [289 businesses listed]


Taxis & Transport [14 businesses listed]


Shopping Streets




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