Kensington, located in west Central London, is one of the most attractive, affluent and sophisticated areas in London, also known for hosting stunning premium properties.
Surrounded by several stations that connect with the Circle, District Line and Picadilly underground stations, as well as the Kensington Olympia Southern Railway train connection; this well-connected area has a prominent Victorian architectural style and is the home of numerous celebrities and affluent personalities.
Things to do in Kensington
- Kensington Palace
- Kensington Gardens
- Hyde Park
- Natural History Museum
- Science Museum
- Royal Albert Hall
This historic London spot not only has numerous museums and parks, but also, the options for lunch and dining are endless. For all the lovers of Italian cuisine, the list of restaurants won’t disappoint: Al Dente, Il Portico, Da Mario, Pappa Roma, Rocca Di Papa, to name a few to wet your appetite.
Another great option, with a Mediterranean menu, is Brindisa Kitchen. Inspired by Spanish home cooking, the tapas restaurant brings out all those rich flavours to dinners, where they can enjoy next to their open kitchen or terraced area.
Kensington House Market
The Hamptons research team found that Kensington has outperformed most of its Prime Central London neighbours in recent years. While prices remain below their 2016 peak, the average home in W8 has risen 12% since 2019 - triple the rate recorded in PCL and even outperforming Greater London altogether.
While affordability barriers may put the breaks on rental growth over the next year, Kensington's global appeal is likely to mean demand remains strong. Find out more details in the Hamptons Kensington Local Insight Report.