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High Street Kensington

Sought-after streets and homes on the capital's doorstep

"Adjoining Hyde Park, Kensington Palace and its gardens offer a beautiful backdrop for days out in the sun."

Rebecca Boon

"Off Earl's Court Road there are some delightful painted houses like those on Wallgrave Road."

Robert Swann

"I love this quaint mews just off Earls Court Road..."

Robert Swann

What is your favourite place?

Where do High Street Kensington locals go?

The Roof Gardens

An oasis on a roof top - it's certainly an unusual place to find a garden, complete with ducks and flamingos!


Dating back to 1897, this family-run garden centre has been supplying the Kensington and Chelsea residents for generations!

Royal Albert Hall

A great piece of architecture completed in 1871 and famous for holding the BBC Proms annually each summer since 1941.

The Scarsdale Tavern

One of London's best-kept secrets. Great for a drink after work or a weekend watering hole...

Kensington Gardens

The perfect spot for a game of rounders in the summer...

Maroush Bakehouse

Really fresh Lebanese cuisine moments from Earl's Court Underground Station. Get the set menu and you'll have enough for your lunch the next day!

The Kings Head

Tucked away off Earls Court Road, this pub is great for a catch up with friends or a cosy date.


Eggs as many ways as you can imagine... This restaurant is particularly good for brunch and it's close to Notting Hill Underground Station too.

The Shed

British food from the farm. Lots of fresh dishes served at lunch and dinner in rustic surroundings.

The Royal College of Music

Prestigious classical music school established by royal charter in 1882.

Noor Jahan

The best Indian in South Kensington. Everything is good, especially the chicken bhuna!

Natural History Museum

From dinosaurs to volcanoes, a great day out for all the family!

Nam Long

Cool bar and good Vietnamese food - if you like rum, drop £17 on a Flaming Ferrari!


A great little French café on Hammersmith Road. They have a range of smoothies and amazing coffees, as well as tasty sandwiches and French pastries.

Parson's Nose

A top-quality butchers that also offers butchery classes. As well as a branch on Old Brompton Road, there are two additional shops in Putney and Fulham.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Kensington, Earls Court, Holland Park, Notting Hill, South Kensington, West Kensington, Bayswater, Barons Court, Paddington and Chelsea

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Why do you find High Street Kensington a great place to live?


"Minutes from Kensington Palace and Hyde Park and a stone's throw from Portobello Road I believe that W8 really has the best of everything. Shops on Kensington High Street, Kensington Church Street, and Notting Hill Gate mean that you're never far from what you need, or what you want! There are also some cracking pubs, like the Churchill Arms, which I'd recommend going to see in summer. I've only lived here for ... more

February 2015


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"The most expensive street in Britain according to average property price is Kensington Palace Gardens, which is home to wealthy individuals such as Roman Abromavich, Lakshmi Mittal and Tamara Ecclestone."

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Child-friendly activities near High Street Kensington

Baby Rhyme Time

Kensington central Library
Songs and rhymes for children under two years old. Children and their carers can join in songs and rhymes or listen to stories. Website

Parent and Toddler Group

St. Mary Abbots Church Hall,
This is a fun resource for those with preschool children to meet and relax, chat and enjoy their shared experience whilst accompanying their babies and toddlers. Priority for places is given to families who worship reguarly at St Mary Abbots.

Perform-Drama Workshops

Kensington United Reformed Church,
Drama, dance and singing workshops that will boost children's confidence, creativity and concentration skills. Website

Monkey Music

The Meeting Room, underneath Kensington Library
Monkey Music provides you and your child with weekly music classes that are entertaining and educational. Classes are small and tailor-made to encourage children to learn with their friends through catchy songs, games and dances that you will both remember for years to come. Website

Culture Kids Sensory Play for Babies

Kensington central Library
We are now offering new sensory play classes at all of our venues. Classes are suitable from 4 weeks to crawling. No need to sign up for the term as we are happy for you to pay as you play. Each class will have stimulating sensory props scarves textured toys baby musical instruments parachute for peek a boo games and a grand finale of lavender bubbles to calm and relax the little ones. Classes will also give you a fantastic opportunity to meet new mums exchange advice and stories and there will be 15 minutes after every class for catch up time. Classes cost £10 per session. If you have any questions or for further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

NCT Bumps & Babies Group

David Lloyd Kensington,
Come along to the David Lloyd Kensington Gym cafe-playground every Tuesday for some NCT Bumps & Babies fun. The group is free to attend so come along for a chat and some play time with other local mums and dads. Website

Baby Spa

Baby Spa
The spa sessions use hydrotherapy, dynamic movement and massage to promote a range of physical and emotional benefits for your newborn. Website
  1. About High Street Kensington

    Kensington High Street is the main shopping street in Kensington, west London. Kensington High Street is the continuation of Kensington Road and part of the A315. It starts by the entrance to Kensington Palace and runs westward through central Kensington. Near Kensington (Olympia) station, where the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea ends and Hammersmith begins, it ends and becomes Hammersmith Road. The street is served by High Street Kensington underground station.

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