London Kensington Lettings
103 Kensington Church Street
103 Kensington Church Street
303 Westbourne Grove
Kensington is a prime residential area for obvious reasons, including the parks, designer shops and top local schools. The borough offers a village community, which not only attracts buyers, but encourages them to stay. As a result of this it is a prized area, attracting buyers since the early 17th century.
The Strutt & Parker Kensington office, working with colleagues in Notting Hill and the London New Homes team in Head Office, sells and lets beautiful flats and houses in the area. The Kensington office has a huge variety of properties, covering some of the most sought-after residential areas, including Holland Park and Kensington Palace Gardens.
One of Kensington’s greatest tourist attractions are the multiple museums along Exhibition Road. South Kensington boasts the Victoria and Albert Museum where one can see art ranging from 3000 years ago, up until the present day. This museum offers a wide variety of art and design in the form of ceramics, fashion, textiles and much more. The Science Museum and Natural History Museum are both family friendly museums with multiple activities to take part in, such as an interactive Garden area for all to enjoy.
Kensington also hosts The BBC Proms concert annually in the famous Royal Albert Hall. This fabulous, grade I Listed Building, is another key allure to Kensington.
Kensington hosts the two most famous parks in London. Both Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens were made Royal Gardens due to the original ownership by the United Kingdom monarchy. They are now free public gardens, where people lucky enough to be in the area on a sunny day can enjoy a picnic with a backdrop of outstanding scenery.
These parks not only provide a peaceful setting and 100’s hectares of parkland, but also contain historical monuments such as the Albert Memorial and the Princess of Wales Memorial Playground. The Serpentine Gallery also features in the centre of the Kensington Gardens, and has become one of London’s best-loved contemporary art galleries.
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A hive of activity, Kensington High Street offers everything from designer clothes, to 5 star Hotels. The high street, south of Holland Park and Notting Hill, extends from Kensington Olympia up to Kensington Gardens. The eastern side of the High street benefits from beautiful views of Kensington Gardens, covering 100 hectares. Kensington High Street has some of the best rooftop gardens, including the 6,000 m² ‘The Roof Gardens’, which is situated above the previous Derry and Toms building. Whole Foods is becoming a tourist attraction!
Kensington Palace Gardens is one of the country’s most exclusive addresses. This elite street is just north of Kensington High Street and to the West of Kensington Gardens, with incomparable views of the park. Up until the 1760’s Kensington Palace was frequently used by reigning monarchs, and today it is used by other members of the Royal Family – most recently to celebrate Prince George’s 2nd birthday.
A beautiful street running parallel between Holland Park and Kensington Gardens, Kensington Church Street comprises one of the most charming and famous pubs in London, The Churchill Arms, due to the floral arrangements inside and outside the building. Kensington Church Street is also one of London’s premier sites for antique dealers, with over 60 high quality dealers.
Scenic walks, historical buildings and great food and drink are just a few of the things to discover in Holland Park. Situated between High Street Kensington and Notting Hill, this green oasis has a whole lot more than first meets the eye. In fact, there’s so much to see and do, we have created a mini-guide to Holland Park that explores the park in more detail.
There are some excellent private schools in the Kensington area.
Some of the most well-known and highest-achieving include Thomas’s, Norland Place and Hawkesdown House School. The area also offers some tremendous state schools such as St Mary Abbots CE Primary School and Fox Primary School.
For a more comprehensive list of schools in the area we recommend the Good Schools Guide.
Kensington has fantastic transport links, with a plentiful amount of tube connections. To the north of Kensington there are Notting Hill Gate, Holland Park, and Shepherd’s Bush just to the north west. These stations offer Central line trains direct to the West End and the City.
The nearest mainline stations are Marylebone and Paddington, running services to Reading and onwards to the West Country, the Cotswolds, the West Midlands and South Wales. Kensington is also close to the M40, M4 and M3, making it convenient for escapes to the country.
Kensington is fantastically located for those looking for luxury living, with a bustling high street benefiting from a huge selection of shops, restaurants and bars, as well as museums and other attractions just a stones’ throw away.