Living Here: The Area
Kensington has always been one of London’s most exclusive residential districts. Today it is increasingly so owing to the retention of its green squares, airy spaciousness and unrivalled transport.
Earls Court Station is within seven minutes’ walk and the joint services of the Piccadilly and District Tube lines provide unequalled services to the West End and City in 12 and 20 minutes respectively.
Buses to all parts run near Chatsworth Court, and services C1 (White City/South Ken/Victoria), C3 (Chelsea) and 328 (Notting Hill/Chelsea) pass the side of the Building. More buses, including the Heritage Bus Routemaster 9 (Trafalgar Square), are a 5 minute walk away.
When you move here, you’ll find yourself walking everywhere and using buses far more than the tube.
You’ll find yourself orbiting towards Kensington High Street, and going to Earl’s Court Station mainly for long-distance travelling.
High Street Kensington has everything you could possibly need, shopping and grooming wise.
Holland Park is a great place to unwind and if you walk through it you get to Notting Hill.
Supermarket: Waitrose is 5mins away, stays open until 10pm except Sunday at 6pm.
Post Office on Kensington High Street
Local GP Practice: Abingdon Health Clinic is a 2min walk away
Santander Cycle Hire: there are several docks nearby, but check availability online before you set out, here
Local Cool hangout: Kensington Roof Gardens
Fav Cafes and Pub: walk down Abingdon Road
Fav Local Italian Deli, Fruit and Veg, Butchers, Barbers, and Cupcake shop: walk down Stratford Road
Walk away from trafficked roads. For example: instead of walking on Earl’s Court Road towards Kensington High Street, try taking Abingdon Road instead (parallel street to Earl’s Court Road) – it’s quiet and the houses and front gardens are stunning.