SW7, SW10, W8, W14
Nearest Tube: High Street Kensington
This is one of the most fashionable districts in London, well known as both an exclusive residential and excellent shopping area. It is situated to the east of Hyde Park
Kensington's reputation as an exclusive residential district dates back to the 17th Century when King William III (1689-1702) moved to Kensington Palace to get away from the pollution of the Thames. And ever since it has been the residence of London's wealthier residents.
Kensington is also a great place for shopaholics. The best area to head for is Kensington High Street with its market where you can pick up good, but cheap, clothing.
The district also contains Kensington Gardens, Kensington Palace the Royal Albert Hall and Holland Park. And South Kensington is where to go if you are a museum buff for this is where you will find the Natural History Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum and the Science Museum.
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