Located between Shepherd’s Bush, Kensington and Earl’s Court, the area of West Kensington differs from its neighbours in many ways. Lined up with Victorian Houses and intriguing enclaves, it is a place worth investigating, especially as it’s much more affordable than the bordering west London.
Although the area shares a name with the famous Kensington area, the wealth in the Kensington district has had very little spill over effect into its western counterpart. Most buyers who have purchased property in the W14 postcode have the better value for money.
The main reason for Londoners to visit West Kensington is the shopping. High Street Kensington is filled with the famous high street shops; it is the most popular shopping area outside of central London. What is interesting and unique, however, are the streets away from the main roads. They are worth exploring for the independent shops and specialised boutiques.
A downside of West Kensington is the lack of green open spaces. The nearest park is Holland Park, located about a 15-minute walk away from the centre of West Kensington. However, the great transport links in the area and the location of the borough means never being too far away from anything in London.