4 star contemporary hotel
Wrights Lane, London, Kensington, W8 5SPShow on map
LH COMMENT: The location of this hotel is just superb. Tucked away in a little corner of Kensington but with everything closeby on the doorstep. Close to High Street Kensington Tube. A great indoor pool,... Read More »
4 star classic hotel
Scarsdale Place, Kensington, Kensington, W8 5SRShow on map
LH COMMENT: One of the quietest streets in central London yet within a few minutes stroll to the shops, restaurants and pubs on High Street Kensington. It is maybe time to have a refurb but overall a... Read More »
4 star modern hotel
9 Kensington High Street, London, Kensington, W8 5NPShow on map
LH COMMENT: The Seraphine Kensington Gardens is in a brilliant location, one of the best in Central London. Close to the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gardens, Kensington Palace and many good quality... Read More »
5 star deluxe modern hotel
2-24 Kensington High St, Kensington, W8 4PTShow on map
"Luxury hotel with stylish suites overlooking West London’s Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens" Royal Garden Hotel in leafy Kensington is a superb value 5-star hotels offering great service. The luxury... Read More »
apartment - classic
Kensington Court, Kensington, W8 5DGShow on map
The Kensington district of London is an extremely affluent and picturesque part of the city, which London's elite calls home. Few people can afford the high rents on the elegant Victorian town houses here, but... Read More »
4 star classic boutique hotel
225 High Street, London, West Kensington, W8 6SAShow on map
The Kensington area of London is one of the best places to stay if you are planning to visit this fascinating and vibrant city. Developed into a chic residential area in 1851 after the Great Exhibition, the... Read More »
5 star city chic deluxe hotel
1 Kensington Court, Kensington, W8 5DLShow on map
The Milestone Hotel is consistently rated London's most outstanding boutique hotel. It was recently voted "One of the Best Places in the World to Stay" in the Conde Nast Traveller’s Gold List 2011 and... Read More »
Apartment - classic modern
5 Prince Of Wales Terrace, Kensington, W8 5PGShow on map
High Street Apartments offer you a home away from home in a tucked away, peaceful enclave of the very desirable Kensington district. Discretely placed in the Prince of Wales Terrace, you will have some very... Read More »
4 star classic boutique hotel
15-16 Prince of Wales Terrace, Kensington, W8 5PQShow on map
Situated on a 19th Century site, long associated with style and elegance, in a lovingly restored Victorian town house Kensington House Hotel offers its own modern brand of hospitality within an historical... Read More »
Holland Walk, Holland Park, W8 7QUShow on map
Cash-strapped tourists might believe that the very monied Kensington district of London, home to royals and celebrities alike, where properties change hands for millions of pounds may be out of their budget,... Read More »
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High Street Kensington tube station lies in Zone 1 on the Circle and District lines. The station is located in Kensington High Street, a smart district of West London several miles from the West End. Nearby streets include Earls Court Road which leads to Earls Court, Kensington Church Street leading to Notting Hill Gate and Kensington Road leading to the corner of Hyde Park.
Just a few minutes walk away is Kensington Palace, a royal residence used by The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent and The Duke and Duchess of Kent. It was also the official home of Princess Diana prior to her death. The state rooms are open to the public (Palace Avenue). The grounds of the palace are called Kensington Gardens and are one of the Royal Parks. They contain a number of ornate sculptures including a statue of Peter Pan. In recent years a Diana Memorial Playground has been added in tribute to Princess Diana and this now attracts large numbers of children who visit to play there.
Kensington Palace Gardens which connects Kensington Road with Notting Hill Gate is thought to be one of the most expensive places to live in the world, with average house prices currently valued at 18 million pounds, lending it the unofficial title ìBillionaires Rowî. Most of the houses on the road are now used as embassies or ambassadorial residences. The road is open to the public and makes for an interesting walk to view the breathtaking properties.
Kensington is an upmarket residential area, a fact reflected by the shopping available. The art deco in design former department store known as the Barkers Building and subsequently occupied by House of Fraser is now Whole Foods, a huge American owned organic food store with a wealth of produce and a number of restaurants serving different types of food on its top floor food court area (63-97 Kensington High Street). Nearby Kensington Church Street has many expensive Antiques shops.
Kensington Roof Gardens is a highly unusual space on top of the former Barkers Building. Today it has three themed gardens, over 70 trees and a stream stocked with fish and flamingos ñ all located on a rooftop 100 foot above the street. The gardens are used as a bar and club and are now owned by Sir Richard Bransonís Virgin group (99 Kensington High Street).
There is no shortage of places to eat and restaurants in the area include Strada (Italian, 29 Kensington High Street), Wagamama (Japanese, 26a Kensington High Street), Zaika (Indian, 1 Kensington High Street), Stick & Bowl (Chinese, 31 Kensington High Street), Randa (Lebanese, 23 Kensington Church Street) and Papaya Tree (Thai, 209 Kensington High Street).