West Kensington Area Guide
Sitting between Brook Green to the west, Fulham to the south, Shepherd’s Bush to the north and Hammersmith to the east, West Kensington straddles the districts of Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham. West Kensington has historically been viewed as a more affordable alternative to many of its neighbours but its first-rate transport links, prime London location and quality housing stock has made the area a hotbed for investment in recent years.
The area is now a fine representation of the best that cosmopolitan London has to offer, counting significant French, Antipodean and Arab communities within its residents. Outstanding Victorian architecture and stunning facades dominate much of the area and have led countless houses, and in some places whole streets, to be preserved as listed buildings.
Being positioned on the border of two of London’s most historic and upmarket boroughs gives residents easy access to both worlds, whilst enjoying a distinctly local character that has been built up over centuries. West Kensington is famous for the annual pre-Wimbledon tournament hosted at the Queen’s Club in Barons Court, and the international exhibitions hosted at Kensington Olympia throughout the year.
A farmers market provides an enjoyable weekly focal point for residents while Hyde Park, Holland Park and Kensington Palace gardens are all within easy walking distance. Residents also benefit from proximity to the Natural History Museum, London Science Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum and the Royal Albert Hall - all situated in nearby South Kensington.
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West Kensington Local Features
- Hyde Park
- Holland Park
- High Street Kensington
- Natural History Museum
- Science Museum, London
- Victoria and Albert Museum
- Royal Albert Hall
- Westfield shopping centre
- Hammersmith Apollo
West Kensington Local Schools
- Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School
- St James Independent Schools
- St Paul’s School for Girls
- Chelsea Academy
- Lycee Francais Charles de Gaulle
- Holland Park School
- Kensington Aldridge Academy
- Sion Manning RC Girls School
West Kensington Transport Links
- West Kensington underground station
- Baron’s Court underground station
- Kensington Olympia underground and overground stations
- Direct links to Heathrow Airport
- Numerous bus routes