Royalty first moved into the area of Kensingstoke in 1689 when William III moved into Kensington Palace – Queen Victoria was born in Kensington Palace in 1819.
The history of many of the buildings in the area is fascinating and if you are interested in particular streets or small pockets of the borough then there are hundreds of texts giving details of the prestigious area.
Kensington emotes regal elegance. Old-world buildings seamlessly blend with the glass windows of artisanal cheese shops, pastry bakeries, and international consulates, lending the neighbourhood an air of polished refinement and perfect finishing. Its opulence doesn’t detract from the neighborhood’s inviting nature—Kensington Gardens, Kensington Palace, and the area’s myriad museums are frequented by locals and visitors alike.
High Street Kensington provides District and Circle Line services to Earl’s Court and on to Wimbledon, Richmond and Ealing. Paddington Station, with it’s excellent Heathrow link, is also within easy reach; Heathrow may be accessed direct from Earl’s Court on the Piccadilly Line.