Kensington High Street
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Neighborhood: Kensington and Hyde Park
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  • High St Kensington • 1 min walk
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BigHugh51
Adelaide, Australia3,648 contributions
Jul 2019
We had spent much of a Sunday in central London. By mid-afternoon, we had caught the tube to Kensington High Street underground station while on our way to visit Kensington Palace.
As we had visited this high street several times before during previous stays in London, we did not feel the need to dwell there for too long.
However, as we made our way along the high street from the tube station in the direction of Kensington Palace, we were amazed by how busy the footpaths and a number of the shops along the street were. Fairly obviously, many of the locals choose to do their shopping on a Sunday afternoon.
Kensington High Street provides plenty of shopping opportunities being home to a large number of specialty shops. If you are visiting the street as a tourist, it provides plenty of ambience, atmosphere and local colour!
Written January 21, 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK160,530 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
Kensington High Street is the main shopping street in Kensington. Despite being located in one of the most affluent district of London, most of the shops here are of the typical high street variety with a sprinkling of upmarket and boutique shops. Use to come here a lot when I used to live in the area and haven't been for years. Hasn't changed were much, but still a lovely place to shop and eat.
Written May 11, 2019
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cdm6345
Marseille, France21 contributions
Sep 2018
When in London, I invariably stay near or travel to Kensington High Street - notably the stretch of the High Street between Kensington Gardens and the Design Museum. I lived in South Kensington for a number of years and Kensington High Street quickly became my local shopping street due to its good range of banks, stores, shops and cafes. There is a very good and moderately-priced hairdresser just off the High Street (Imenio in Thackeray St). The enormous Wholefoods health food store (63-97 Kensington High St) is worth a visit. Kensington Gardens (270 acres) are lovely with many attractions including Kensington Palace, the Orangerie, Round Pond, Serpentine Gallery, Long Water, Peter Pan statue and (if of interest) the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain. The Design Museum holds exhibitions of fashion, industrial, graphic and architectural design. There are pretty, secluded gardens tucked away in Kensington Church Walk and further greenery is provided by the larger Holland Park. The Kensington Library is located just off the High street in Horton Street. Also just off Kensington High Street is the exotic Leighton House Museum and Art Gallery in Holland Park Road. Kensington High Street is serviced by numerous buses and is easily reached by taking the tube to High Street Kensington tube station. There are a significant number of good quality hotels on, and just behind, the length of Kensington High Street.
Written September 14, 2018
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Brian S
London, England, United Kingdom34 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
We had booked a table for late Sunday afternoon. As the music was very loud we asked if it could be turned down. The waiter said it was at the normal volume. When we said we'd have to leave the waiter stared at me and said to me curtly "Do what you want", then turned and walked away. I've never experienced such rudeness in any restaurant ever. We've been coming to the Ivy Kensington for many years but won't be setting foot in it again.
Written July 24, 2022
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trivialeater
Poole, UK6 contributions
May 2022
Perky Blenders without a doubt a total top off. Only advertise the smallest coffee size, which I am sure most people will assume, as I did, they are all about regular. They are not. £3.00 for a cappuccino the size of an Americano. Coffee not great either.
Written May 28, 2022
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Penny S
Melbourne, Australia78 contributions
Jun 2014 • Couples
Kensington High Street is a good place to shop if you don't want the crowds of Oxford street. There are great places to eat like The Whole foods store and the produce is outstanding. You have the usual shops like Marks and Spencer's. It is close to Kensington gardens so you can enjoy a stroll through the gardens after you have done your shopping and had a meal. Hotel Choclat is a must visit if you like good chocolate that is a little different, you can also have a tasting and even sit and enjoy a hot chocolate on a cold day.
Written July 12, 2014
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Manoul
Beirut, Lebanon717 contributions
May 2014 • Solo
I like this street, starting from the high street kensington tube station, it's a nice & very chic station ... there is no plenty of shops there, but they are quiet to do your shopping in better way... after your shopping experience there go to kensington Gardens & palace for a quiet afternoon...
Written June 4, 2014
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barcaranger
Andorra la Vella, Andorra1,767 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
Maybe not as manic as Oxford Street or as posh as Sloane Square but a decent range of shops and food places it’s now got Tk Maxx and Whole foods the former welcome the later not really required as London has excellent supermarkets serving organic products but if you insist.
Written November 13, 2018
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Hobnob1985
Sunderland, UK296 contributions
Dec 2014 • Couples
We stayed at the Kensington Close hotel, nice area and fab hotel. Good walk past lots of things to see , wow some of the cars round here are out of this world x
Written December 24, 2014
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david1949
Adelaide, Australia403 contributions
Sep 2014 • Couples
A leisurely stroll up one side and down the other will take you 45 minutes, but by the time you pop into a shop or two, stop for a drink, and wander round the Whole Foods market, better cross out a few hours in your diary.

Most of the big names along Oxford St. are here, but perhaps half the crowds, so a much more pleasant experience. Some interesting Art Deco and post-war architecture, too. If you are still looking for more shopping, Harrods and Harvey Nichols are only a short cab ride away.

High St Kensington tube station will set you down right in the middle of the action.
Written September 9, 2014
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