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Welcome to Kensington

London, United Kingdom

Kensington is a leafy and upscale district in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Sharing, with its neighbour Chelsea, not only a privileged location in the west-end of Central London but also a high-status, Kensington is one of the most desirable areas in the UK's capital. Thanks to its exclusive real estate and charming Victorian-terraced houses, Kensington has flats costing up to £2,000 (you’ll find more affordable places in West Kensington).

The “Royal Borough” houses some of London’s most notable museums and higher-education institutions. If culture is your thing, get ready to explore Kensington’s gems: the Natural History Museum, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Royal Albert and Kensington Palace. Places like the Imperial College London and the Royal College of Music makes it a great area for students.

Uniplaces help you find cosy and fully furnished flats to rent in Kensington and surrounding areas. Our options range from 2 or 3-bedroom apartments, and rooms for rent. The best thing is that this district gives access to public transport thanks to its underground stations (High Street Kensington Station, Gloucester Road), and a number of local buses.

The neighbours

Residents range from families to professionals and retired. Regarding nationalities, there is a reasonable amount of European expats, especially french, living in Kensington.

You'll fall in love with

Kensington selection of parks and green spaces also makes it one of the best neighbourhoods in London. You can always go to the Kensington Gardens, at the Kensington Palace northeast of the district, and to the Holland Park.

Interesting points

For drinks after work, go straight to the Churchill Arms. With its flamboyant flower-decorated façade, this is the perfect spot to have a great ale. The old school Piano Bar, in Kensington High Street, is also a great choice!l

The lifestyle

For many, leisure takes place at Kensington High Street, one of London’s finest shopping streets. Kensington is not far from Harrods, so you can always go there if you crave some splurging.

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