Kensington Serviced Apartments

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Kensington is a well known and affluent part of the western area of Central London. It is within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Kensington High Street is the main commercial area with its range of retailers. Other well-known places within the area include Kensington Gardens, the Royal Albert Hall and Imperial College London.

Kensington is also renowned as being the home of the embassies of several countries.

Whatever the reason for wanting to stay in this area of London, TheSqua.re has some of the best luxury Kensington serviced apartments that are fully furnished and available for long stay or short stays.

An added bonus in using TheSqua.re website, is that these corporate apartments are also easy to find and book.

Some of the Kensington apartments available from TheSqua.re include:

All of these fully serviced apartments have bespoke amenities that will appeal to the corporate as well as the leisure traveler regardless of the length of stay.

All of the apartments offer fully fitted kitchens as well as comfortable sitting areas. Ideal for evening entertainment whether that be dinner with friends or relaxing in front of the flat-screen TV.

The bedrooms are comfortable and, more importantly, separate from the living room area so guests can leave the tidying up until the morning, reassured that they are able to relax and recharge in the luxurious next room.

Kensington is centrally located so, naturally, are all of the apartments are available. All are within easy reach of public transport, amenities and attractions. So, whether a commute to the office or a trip to the local museum is on the cards, the apartment is ideally placed.

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Where to Stay in Kensington

Kensington is located in the West End of Central London, north of Fulham, east of Hammersmith and on the southwest corner of Hyde Park.

It is an ideal spot to stay in London, whatever the reason for the visit. It is ideally located for travel into Central London and, because of the transport links, it is even easy to get into East London and the corporate area around Canary Wharf.

For anyone wanting to stay put in Kensington itself, there is a huge number of attractions within walking distance.

Kensington High Street is a great place to stay for anyone who has even just a passing interest in shopping. It was the home of major department stores for many years and now has been redesigned as a traditional British High Street. This is in contrast to Westfield Shopping, a mall-type shopping centre which has opened in nearby Shepherds Bush.

South Kensington is the more cultured side of the area and a favorite of tourists who are visiting London. It has a high concentration of historic landmarks as well as being home to some of the most well-known museums in the capital. It is also in close proximity to other popular London areas like Chelsea, Earls Court, and Knightsbridge.

Facts about Kensington

Kensington’s history stretches back to the time of William the Conqueror when it was part of the historic county of Middlesex. 

Today it is an area that has grown from the High Street, with pretty vague geographical boundaries. A particularly old and apparently unsolvable local argument is where Kensington ends and Chelsea begins.

The west of Kensington is more clearly defined by a railway line running across it.

Kensington is part of one of the most populated areas in the UK but it also boasts two famous London green areas, Kensington Gardens, and Hyde Park. Though the latter only borders Kensington itself.

More facts about Kensington

  • The first official sumo wrestling tournament to be held away from Japan was held in Kensington, at the Royal Albert Hall.
  • Two of the most expensive streets in London can be found in Kensington. Including the most expensive street, Kensington Palace Gardens.
  • One-fifth of the UK’s most visited attractions is to be found in Kensington.
  • Members of the Royal Family have called Kensington home since the seventeenth century,
  • There are eight Royal parks in London and Kensington is home to one of them.
  • The tallest church spire in London can be found in Kensington. It stands above St Mary’s Abbots Church.
  • Prince William and Kate and Prince Harry and Meghan live in Kensington Palace and its gardens.
  • The Domesday Book gave Kensington its first official mention in 1086.
  • The Beatles and the Rolling Stones only appeared on the same bill twice, the first of which was at the Royal Albert Hall in 1963.
  • Kensington is home to London’s ‘Museum District’.

Kensington’s high profile role in the capital is helped by its access to London’s vast transport network. This access comes in the form of two overground train stations, four underground train stations, and multiple bus routes.

South Kensington and Gloucester Road stations also sit on the Piccadilly Line, giving direct access to Heathrow Airport in only 45 minutes.

Things to do in Kensington

The full list is long. As already mentioned, one-fifth of the most visited UK attractions are located here. Finding fun activities in Kensington or things to do in Kensington with kids is even more straightforward than it is in the rest of London.

Best Things to do in Kensington

What are some of the most popular activities in Kensington? What are some of the must-see, cool things to do in Kensington?

Here are a few.

  • The Natural History Museum
  • The Science Museum
  • Visit Kensington Palace
  • Royal Albert Hall concert
  • Shopping at Harrods

Is Kensington a good neighborhood for families?

It’s an affluent area of London with a high proportion of residential areas when compared to other areas in London. It is also home to some of the best and most popular attractions to be found in the UK. It’s a great neighborhood for families!

Are there any free activities in Kensington?

Museums are free in London, which means some of the most respected museums in the world, which just happen to be located in Kensington, are essentially free.

‘Essentially’ because a donation should always be considered.

Shopping also cost nothing, as long as it doesn’t lead to buying! Harrods, for example, is a great place to browse.

The Royal College of Music is located in Kensington and puts on fantastic free classical concerts throughout the year.

Places to visit in Kensington

As per the list above, there are many must-do things in Kensington from museums to Royal palaces to shopping. A serviced apartment in Kensington is all well and good, but it’s not somewhere that anyone wants to spend all day if they can help it!

 

  • The Natural History Museum - One of the three ‘big’ museums to be found in Kensington, this natural history museum is home to 80 million items, so impossible to get round in just one day.
  • Science Museum - Another of the big three, this museum is located next door to the Natural History Museum, but to see them both in one day is a tall order. It’s a great place for kids with plenty of buttons to push and levers to pull!
  • Kensington Palace - It is the official royal residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the future King, and Queen of the British Throne, as well as lots of other members of the Royal Family. It is also open to visitors.
  • Royal Albert Hall - One of the UK’s most recognizable buildings, this concert hall was opened by Queen Victoria in 1871. The acoustics are legendary, making it one of the best places to hear live music.
  • Shopping at Harrods - One of the most famous department stores in the world. There are over 330 departments to browse and the site covers five acres in its entirety.

 

Places to Eat in Kensington

As a major London retail area, Kensington is not short of places to eat. There are high-end restaurants in which to enjoy an evening meal, as well as places to enjoy a light snack or just a coffee.

Here are ten of the best places to eat in Kensington, whether looking for romantic restaurants in Kensington or quirky restaurants in Kensington, this list is bound to have something to suit.

Top ten restaurants in Kensington:

  • Launceston Place
  • Kitchen W8
  • Elystan Street
  • Balans
  • Cambio De Tercio
  • The Ledbury
  • Beirut Express
  • Kensington Place
  • Thali Restaurant
  • The Havelock Tavern

What are the poshest restaurants in Kensington?

The ten poshest restaurants in Kensington are:

  • Dinner by Heston Blumenthal
  • Belvedere
  • Restaurant Gordon Ramsey
  • The Abingdon
  • Il Portico
  • The Shed
  • The Ivy Kensington Brasserie
  • Park Terrace Restaurant
  • Zuma
  • Gordon Ramsey Maze Grill Mayfair

What is a cheap place to eat in Kensington?

Ten cheaper places to eat in Kensington are:

  • Cacciari’s
  • Muriel’s Kitchen
  • The Queen’s Arms
  • Iddu
  • Squirrel
  • Comptoir Libanais
  • Brompton Food Market
  • The Diner
  • Phat Phuc Noodle Bar
  • Tombo

Street food in Kensington

Whilst Kensington doesn’t have the foodie market of Borough, nor the range of ethnic eateries of Brick Lane, it does have its fair share of reasonably priced street food. There’s a small selection of cheap places to eat, but these few serve some of the best food in Kensington.

Shopping in Kensington

Kensington is an icon of ‘days gone by’ high street shopping. Whilst covered shopping centers and malls are springing up all over the UK, Kensington has held firm with its traditional high street layout.

The most infamous Kensington shopping street is High Street Kensington. Here you can find the best shopping in Kensington.

If malls are more to taste, that’s no problem either, the biggest mall in Kensington isn’t actually quite in Kensington but close enough. The Westgate is just down the road in Shepherd’s Bush.

Whether looking for the best shopping in Kensington for clothes, streetwear shops in Kensington or cheap shopping in Kensington, between High Street and Westfield, it’s covered.

Here are ten of the best shops in Kensington and the surrounding areas.

  • Portobello Road Market
  • South Kensington Books
  • Harrods
  • Christie’s South Kensington
  • The Conran Shop
  • L.K.Bennett
  • Harvey Nichols
  • Orsini Vintage
  • Cologne and Cotton
  • Whole Foods

Transportation in Kensington

Getting around once in London is actually fairly straightforward, especially if the underground network is working. London Underground prices are also fairly reasonable for full-day travel passes and Oyster cards.

Here are the four London Underground stations located within Kensington

  • South Kensington
  • High Street Kensington
  • Earl’s Court
  • Gloucester Road

There are also another two underground stations within close proximity,

  • Notting Hill
  • Holland Park

The area is also served by two overground train stations,

  • West Brompton 
  • Kensington (Olympia)

The prices vary according to the zone that people wish to travel to. All of the underground stations listed above are in Zone 1, except Holland Park which falls in Zone 2.

All of TheSqua.re’s Kensington apartments are within easy reach of underground stations. Here are the costs.

  • Single journey ticket (zone 1-2) - £4.90
  • Oyster/Contactless payment card (zone 1-2) - £2.40

Weather in Kensington

The UK is not a big country and therefore has limited weather zones. The southeast of England has similar weather throughout. London is in the southeast and therefore Kensington follows suit.

The weather, as a rule, has no rules and is quite difficult to forecast, what with Britain being an island. However, Kensington is guaranteed to be cold in winter and warm in summer. But remember, summer can jump between pouring rain and blistering temperatures at a moment’s notice, so layers are recommended.

As well as summer, spring and autumn are recommended times to visit Kensington. All will bring reasonable temperatures, at times, and will avoid the freezing cold of winter.

FAQs - Things to Know before booking Kensington Serviced Apartments


Q1. How many serviced apartments are available for booking in Kensington, London ?

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Q6. Do Kensington, London serviced apartments provide breakfast, gym & other extra services?

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Q8. Why is staying in a serviced apartment in Kensington, London better than a hotel?

A8. Serviced apartments in Kensington, London have all the features of home, are centrally located and have other astounding attributes that make them better than hotels, as covered here.

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