Kensington Guide

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Kensington Neighbours and Area Guide

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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
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Restaurants

Restaurants in Kensington
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What's On in the area

Apr
9
Thu
Rufus Wainwright performs from his home

Location: Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London
May
25
Mon
A Heart at Sea
Royal Albert Hall, Elgar Room, Kensington Gore, London
Oct
18
Fri
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London

Mar
20
Fri
To the Edge of the World and back to their Roots
Vitrinka Gallery, Embassy of the Czech Republic, 30 Kensington Palace Gardens, London
Apr
10
Fri
Royal Albert Home: Royal Choral Society
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London

Feb
29
Sat
Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk
Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London
Apr
9
Thu
Rufus Wainwright performs from his home
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London

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Our local trusted reviews...

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

Experiences in the area...


The best places near here...

Clarke's
Best for...
  • Our favourite ethical restaurants
  • The best farm to table eating in London

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


Stick & Bowl
Best for...
  • London's best restaurants for noodle-lovers

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



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