London Kensington Services
- Residential sales
- Residential lettings
The Kensington office has been open since 1999 and still has the One founding partners. We sell both flats and houses from £500,000 upwards in W8, W11 and W14.
Kensington and Holland Park
Renowned for the beautiful parks and gardens, wide tree lined streets and stunning architecture.
The very first buildings in Kensington date back to the early 12th Century. In the 17th century Holland Park and Kensington attracted the rich gentry who wanted a country estate close to London (on elevated ground above the Thames which was liable to flood). Holland House was built in 1606, Campden House in 1612 and later that century Kensington Palace was redeveloped by Wren. The area was described in 1705 as being “inhabited by gentry and persons of note, there is an abundance of shopkeepers and artificers” It flourished as an area of market gardens and nurseries and was also well known for some excellent private schools. It was not until the early 1800s that the land started to be developed and the streets were built that we are familiar with today. The 19th Century saw a transformation from rural retreat to a metropolitan borough with a population of 176,628 in 1901 and following the birth of Queen Victoria the borough was granted the status of Royal Borough.
What Makes Kensington Special
The open spaces and abundance of trees and gardens. Immaculate white stucco houses, charming cobbled mews, pretty streets with cherry trees, historic garden squares and quiet neighbourhood streets with a village community, elegant Victorian mansion flats some with elevated views, contemporary modern developments with concierge service and the opulent mansions of Kensington Palace Gardens now largely used as Embassies. Historic architecture but with modern amenities.
Shops to suit all tastes from Lidgates the family butcher to the destination organic food emporium of Whole Foods, Italian delicatessens or Waitrose and Marks and Spencer. State of the art gyms like Equinox, Campden Hill Tennis club, running clubs, cycle clubs, horse riding, swimming and many more.
Fast City access on the Central Line from Holland Park and Notting Hill underground stations and excellent links using the Circle and District line from High Street Kensington. Buses across London to Westfield,Sloane Square, Oxford Street, West End and City . Easy access to A4/M4 to Heathrow and M25 and M40 (Oxford).
The area has some of London’s top preparatory and day schools: Thomas’s, Hawkesdown House, Notting Hill Prep, Fox Primary, Pembridge Hall and Iverna Gardens Montessori. Walking distance and easy access to many international schools such as La Scuola Italiana a Londra (SIAL), Instituto Espanol Canada Blanch and the French Lycee South Kensington. Bus pick up/collection zone for The American School in London
The London Kensington team
- James Gow – Director and Head of Sales – One of the founders of the Kensington office over 20 years ago.
- James Boulton- Lea – Senior Associate Director - 16 years experience transacting property in Kensington and Notting Hill.
- Charlie Colville – 5 Years experience transacting property in Kensington.
We are a driven team and passionate about property. We take great pride from the fact that we have acted for some clients many times over and always strive to exceed expectations.