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Kensington Area Guide

Written by on 12th January 2015
Category: City guides

Located in central London, Kensington is a popular choice for corporate travellers. As a residential area with many of London’s most famous museums and parks, Kensington offers the perfect balance between work and play.

Businesses in the area

Kensington is home to a variety of notable organisations. The head office of the media giant, Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT) is located in Kensington’s Northcliffe House, sharing the building with some of Britain’s other media organisations such as the Independent.

As well as more traditional retail businesses, Kensington is populated with many of London’s famous museums and public buildings including the Natural History Museum and the Royal Albert Hall.

Kensington has a strong international network. There are a number of international embassies based in Kensington, the Israeli, Jordanian, Korean, Lebanese and Zambian to name a few.

Serviced Apartments

We’ve sourced a range of serviced apartments in Kensington, offering business travellers flexible accommodation. Being situated close to transport links, they also offer quick and easy access to the City of London.

Collingham Apartments

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  • Five minutes’ walk from Earls Court underground station
  • Fifteen miles from London Heathrow Airport
  • Studios, one, two and three bedroom apartments available
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Monday to Friday maid service

Monarch House

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  • High Street Kensington tube station and a number of bus routes are nearby for convenient transport links into the City
  • Free onsite parking
  • One, two, three and four bedroom apartments available
  • Private garden
  • Fully equipped kitchen

Transport

Kensington has a strong transport infrastructure, meaning travel to both East London and Heathrow airport is quick and easy.

The A4 (also known as Cromwell Road) is an important link between London’s Heathrow airport and central city locations, allowing travellers to move quickly between the east and west.

Most of Kensington is served by three Zone 1 tube stations: High Street KensingtonGloucester Road and South Kensington. All three are on the Circle and District line; connecting them to London’s main railway terminals and the City. The Piccadilly line also links South Kensington and Gloucester Road to the West End in about ten minutes and in the other direction to Heathrow Airport in about forty minutes.

A number of local bus services link Kensington into the surrounding districts. The key hubs are High Street Kensington and South Kensington stations. If you need to venture more often into other areas, don’t forget that we offer a wide range of serviced apartments in London – give us a call and we’ll gladly help you find the ideal location for your stay.

Entertaining Clients

If you’re looking for somewhere to take your clients that will show London off at its absolute best, the Babylon restaurant and bar at the Roof Top Gardens in Kensington is really quite special. The restaurant offers amazing views across London’s skyline and the food is truly mouth-watering.

If you’re looking for a setting more suited towards an informal one to one meeting,  Eclipse is located a short walk from Gloucester Road underground station. Eclipse offers cutting edge cocktails, an extensive wine list and Asian inspired bar snacks in a stylish and charming setting.

Leisure

There’s so much to do, you can go a whole weekend without having to venture out of Kensington. With countless high quality restaurants, three world famous museums and a stunning Royal Park there’s something for everyone.

Kensington Gardens are one of the eight Royal Parks in London. Wander around the different themed gardens and through the avenues of trees until you find one of the two Serpentine Galleries situated either side of the Serpentine Lake. After exploring the galleries and their world famous exhibits, why not indulge in a traditional afternoon tea at the historic Orangery restaurant? If you’re travelling with younger children, the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground will keep them entertained.

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