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Kensington is one of the most affluent hubs in London, located in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Kensington spans from Notting Hill Gate and Holland Park tube stations in the north, to the A308 road in the south, which borders the Chelsea boundary. Olympia signifies the most western point of Kensington, whereas Hyde Park, the Royal Albert Hall, and the Natural History Museum stand on the eastern boundary. Kensington also includes Earls Court.
Moving to Kensington
Homes in Kensington are usually exclusive, elegant, and expensive. There are pillar-lined town houses, expansive family homes, and spacious flats and apartments. Town houses to buy range between £700,000 to an unbelievable £13,000,000. Stylish apartments start at around one million, whereas studio flats fetch £200,000. For a large two or three-bed flat, prices start at around £1 million but two or three is the average.
Renting in Kensington is just as expensive, with a rent range between £1000 pcm for a small studio to £26,000 per month for a luxury penthouse suite. All areas of Kensington are considered prime location due to the prestigious schools, beautiful architecture and central location.
Moving to Kensington couldn’t be easier. The Britannia Ryans office is located in London just 40 minutes away from Kensington. The team at Britannia Ryans are not only able to provide you with a seamless moving service, but can also provide bespoke storage solutions.
Schools in Kensington
There are four primary schools located directly in Kensington and they are all co-educational. Saint Francis of Assisi is a Catholic primary school, as is St Barnabas and St Philips. St Mary Abbots is a primary school just off of Kensington High Street, and Fox primary school caters to those aged four to eleven.
Holland Park School and Kensington Aldridge Academy are both secondary schools in Kensington and both have sixth form colleges. Alridge’s is another option, having opened in September 2016.
Southbank International School has a campus in Kensington, providing education for boys and girls aged three to eleven.
Transport Links in Kensington
There are four tube stations directly in Kensington, with five other stations on the peripheries. The most central is High Street Kensington tube station, located on the Circle and District lines. South Kensington, Gloucester Road, and Earl’s Court are also located on the Circle and District lines, as well as the Piccadilly. West Brompton and Kensington Olympia are two National Rail and Overground stations located on the western border of Kensington. Sheperd’s Bush, Holland Park, and Notting Hill Gate are to the north and located on the Central line.
There are a number of TFL bus routes running through Kensington, the main routes on Cromwell Road are routes 74 and 345. Kensington High Street is served by routes 9, 10, 27,28, 49, and 328.