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West Kensington is situated in inner west London. It’s bang in the middle of Antipodean heartland bordering Fulham, Earls Court and Hammersmith.

Public transport

West Kensington has access to great public transport facilities, with two tube lines in the area, a nearby overland station and the usual array of buses.

Rail Station Zone Line
West Kensington tube 2 District
Barons Court 2 District, Piccadilly
Hammersmith 2 District Picadilly
Olympia 2 London Overground

Easy access: Central London (less than 30mins), Richmond, Hammersmith, Notting Hill, Heathrow (45mins)

Bus No. Final Destinations
28 Kensal Rise Station - Mapleton Crescent
N28 Camden Town - Mapleton Crescent
391 Townmead Business Centre - Richmond
9 Aldwych-Hammersmith
10 Kings Cross - Hammersmith


Shops in West Kensington

While the suburb doesn’t have its own high street, quality shopping is not far away. Highlights include:

Tescos superstore

5 minute walk from West Kensington tube.

Kensington High Street

25 minute walk/short bus ride to one of London’s best shopping strips with all the major retailers.

Hammersmith Broadway

15 minute walk to shopping area with supermarkets and other major retailers.

Westfield Shopping Centre

30 minute walk to London’s newest shopping centre which has 265 stores.

Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre

One of London’s best gyms, which includes a pool, climbing wall, squash courts and loads of machines and classes, is just a 15 walk away – cheap membership too since you live in the borough.

Food and drink

The area is hardly a culinary haven, but there are plenty of good pubs and restaurants a short bus ride away. Here are few in the immediate area:

Best Mangal

There are two of these Turkish restaurants on North End Road and they’re a cut above your standard kebab joints.

The Cumberland Arms

A quality pub with a nice outdoor area for summer pints. The food on offer is also much better than normal pub fare.

Famous 3 Kings

Good for watching sport, but not much else. Soulless pub, unless you’re cheering on your team. .


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