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A locals' guide to West Kensington

"St Paul's Studios, Talgarth Road were built as artists' studios in the late 1800s and have housed a number of notable people, most famously Margot Fonteyn."

Guy Evans

"There's a buzz around Earl's Court that you can escape, walking down the handsome crescents and residential streets."

Robert Swann

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

Robert Swann

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Where do West Kensington locals go?

L'Elyseé

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.

The Curtains Up

A pub with a great vibe and good food, but it has to be Barons Court Theatre downstairs that is its main selling point - I love it here!

Mirabell Cucina

An Italian deli that specialises in paninis, wraps and sandwiches on a variety of breads, as well as hot meals. Beautiful cabinets display fresh produce daily!

H G Walter

The best in W14, this traditional butchers sells top quality meat.

Rassell's

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

The Scarsdale Tavern

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

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.

The Troubadour

'50s café in Earl's Court that also includes a deli, a gallery and a club!

The Harwood Arms

The only Michelin-starred pub in London. The best Scotch Eggs bar none.

The Havelock Tavern

A fantastic little pub that does a superb steak! One of the best locals in Brook Green with friendly service and a great selection of craft beers and ales.

The Malt House

A lovely gastro pub in the heart of Fulham Broadway.

Wahleeah

A slice of NYC in Fulham. Awesome design, amazing food and great service.

Vagabond

A trendy wine bar and shop in the heart of Fulham that also sells food - be sure to try the platters.

Love Walk

Where breakfast dreams become a reality. Serving a range of dishes from healthy, to not so healthy options!

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"The first London Eye, was a giant Ferris wheel erected for the Empire of India Exhibition at Earls Court in 1894. 300 feet high, and capable of carrying 1200 passengers, sadly on the evening of May 6th 1906, it got stuck and the passengers had to remain in it overnight, relieved by tea and sandwiches which were hoisted up to them."

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  1. About West Kensington

    West Kensington is an area on the western edge of Central London primarily located within the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, encompassing some western areas of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, located 3.4 miles (5.5 km) west of Charing Cross. West Kensington, the London postal area of W14 is roughly defined as the area between Brook Green and Hammersmith Road to the west, Fulham to the south, Shepherd's Bush to the north and Kensington to the east. It is best known as home to the Olympia Exhibition Centre and the Queen's Club at Barons Court. West Kensington is a cosmopolitan enclave, with significant local population diversity. West Kensington is primarily a residential area consisting mainly of Victorian terraced houses, many of which are subdivided into flats.

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